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Gophers near end of season

November 26, 2014

The Gophers have only two matches to prove they have what it takes to be in the NCAA tournament. “Every match is critical at this point,” head coach Hugh McCutcheon said. To start, Minnesota...

Sophomore Paige Tapp blocks the ball on Saturday at the Sports Pavilion at the match against Purdue. The Gophers won 3-0.

Gophers sweep ranked Purdue

November 24, 2014

With the regular season winding down, a victory Saturday night against Purdue was a necessity for the Gophers to keep their postseason hopes alive. And Minnesota got what it was looking for, taking down...

Gophers win tight match against Terps

November 20, 2014

A few unforced errors and miscommunications kicked off a rough match for the Gophers against lowly Maryland. But Minnesota rebounded from a loss in the first set to defeat the Terrapins in five sets...

Goehner moves between positions

November 19, 2014

It has been an eventful first season for freshman Alyssa Goehner.  She came to Minnesota as an outside hitter, but she has quickly transitioned to playing strictly in the back row. “Initially,...

Outside hitter Alyssa Goehner blocks the ball on Wednesday at the Sports Pavilion. The Gophers won 3-1 against Northwestern.

Minnesota rallies for comeback victory

November 13, 2014

The Gophers have struggled in conference play this season. But the team defeated Northwestern in four sets Wednesday night, its second victory in the last three matches. It’s a sign that things might...

Minnesota's Morgan Bohl bumps the ball back to Purdue on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

Bohl gains marketing experience

November 12, 2014

Since the beginning of the school year, senior Morgan Bohl has experienced the athletics department beyond the comforts of the court. For her final class as a senior, the defensive specialist had to choose...

University of Minnesota outside hitter Sarah Wilhite lunges for the ball Saturday night at the Sports Pavilion.

Gophers split matches in Michigan

November 10, 2014

Minnesota overcame its difficulties away from home this weekend, earning its first road victory in Big Ten play. The Gophers took Michigan State to four sets Friday night and won, but they couldn’t...

Gophers get week off from midweek match

November 6, 2014

After playing midweek matches for the past month, the Gophers are overdue for  some much-needed time off. The Gophers had a break this week, and the timing is perfect for the struggling team. “In...

Minnesota’s road woes continue

November 3, 2014

The Gophers entered their match at Purdue on Saturday night winless in Big Ten road games. That didn’t change this weekend, as the Gophers (14-9, 4-8 Big Ten) lost to the Boilermakers in straight...

Minnesota falls to Hoosiers in four sets

October 30, 2014

The Gophers dropped just one match in 11 nonconference games, but the Big Ten hasn’t been as kind to them. Minnesota lost its seventh conference match in 11 opportunities to Indiana on Wednesday...

Gophers head to Indiana

October 29, 2014

The Gophers will leave the friendly confines of the Sports Pavilion, playing four consecutive road matches beginning Wednesday. Minnesota has struggled on the road this season, amassing a 2-3 record. But...

Minnesota dispatches Iowa, snaps losing streak

October 27, 2014

With a block by sophomore middle blocker Paige Tapp, the Gophers ended their match against Iowa and their streak of three consecutive losses. Minnesota defeated the unranked Hawkeyes in three sets Saturday...

Gophers fall in five sets at home to No. 14 Nebraska

October 23, 2014

Coming off two losses to Wisconsin last week, the Gophers returned home Wednesday to take on No. 14 Nebraska. Minnesota took the Huskers to five sets, winning the first two, but was unable to finish the...

Tapp helps lead young Gophers

October 22, 2014

What a difference a year makes. Sophomore middle blocker Paige Tapp watched from the sideline for a majority of last season, playing in only 21 sets. More than halfway through this season, Tapp has more...

Minnesota falls in Border Battle rematch

October 20, 2014

The Gophers had an opportunity for redemption Saturday night when they traveled to Wisconsin for the border battle rematch. The two teams faced off on Wednesday, and the Badgers swept Minnesota in three...

Wisconsin sweeps Gophers at Sports Pavilion

October 16, 2014

Minnesota took a two-match winning streak into Wednesday night’s match against No. 5 Wisconsin. But the Gophers’ efforts weren’t enough to surmount Wisconsin, as they lost to the Badgers...

Age just a number for young team

October 15, 2014

Though the Gophers are an underclassmen-heavy team this season, they’re taking it in stride. Of the 14 players on the roster, five of them are freshmen, and each of the young players saw action on...

Gophers snap three-match streak at home

October 13, 2014

The Gophers returned to their home court over the weekend to take on Maryland and Rutgers, ending their three-match losing streak in the process. Minnesota defeated both opponents, which have yet to earn...

Gophers aiming to rebound at Sports Pav

October 9, 2014

For the young Gophers, the Big Ten has proven to be a tough league. Though the first match of conference play was shaky, it was a successful match for Minnesota, as the team defeated Ohio State in five...

Volleyball a family affair for Beal

October 7, 2014

Volleyball was not originally in the cards for Gophers freshman Maddie Beal. When she was younger, the sport wasn’t a priority, despite strong family ties to the game. The Colorado native tried her...

Northwestern sweeps Minnesota

October 6, 2014

Coming off a loss to Illinois last week, the Gophers looked to bounce back against Northwestern on Sunday. But instead, Northwestern defeated Minnesota, marking the second time the Gophers were swept this...

Gophers swept by Illini on road

October 2, 2014

The Gophers fought the Illini in their first conference road game Wednesday night but came out with a loss. Minnesota lost in three sets in its only meeting with Illinois this season, and the win was Illinois’...

Freshman duo shares back row

October 1, 2014

Freshmen have brought new life to Minnesota this season. The Gophers are a young team this year with only three upperclassmen. The younger players have had to step up, taking on large responsibilities...

Penn State snaps Gophers’ winning streak

September 29, 2014

The heat was high and the Sports Pavilion was packed as the Gophers closed out their first week of conference play Saturday. Despite the buzz, Minnesota lost to the reigning national champions, No. 3 Penn...

Tapp improving with playing time

September 24, 2014

As the Gophers near the start of the conference season, sophomore middle blocker Paige Tapp is emerging as a force at the net. Tapp was awarded her first Big Ten weekly honor Monday — defensive player...

Gophers finish tourney play with a sweep

September 22, 2014

The Gophers rounded out the nonconference portion of their schedule this weekend, going undefeated in the Rocket Invitational for another tournament victory. Sophomore outside hitter Sarah Wilhite led...

Minnesota tinkers with lineup

September 18, 2014

In the game of volleyball, a starting spot isn’t guaranteed — and the Gophers know that all too well. Recently, Minnesota has been toying with its starters at libero and setter, switching around...

Rosado adjusts to new home

September 16, 2014

When Gophers freshman libero Dalianliz Rosado first came to the University of Minnesota, she loved everything about the campus, team and coaching staff. But being away from her home in Puerto Rico proved...

Gophers sweep Diet Coke Classic at the Pavilion

September 15, 2014

Junior outside hitter Daly Santana ended the Diet Coke Classic on Saturday night with a kill that won the Gophers the match and tournament. Santana, the tournament MVP, led the Gophers to a 3-0 victory. Santana’s...

Tournament play preps Gophers for Big Ten

September 11, 2014

For many volleyball teams, the nonconference schedule offers easier wins before a tough league slate. But Minnesota is preparing for its Big Ten season by playing its third tournament in as many weeks...

Minnesota outside hitter Daly Santana spikes during a match against Wisconsin on Oct. 17, 2012 at the Sports Pavilion.

Minnesota prevails at Yale Invite

September 8, 2014

The Gophers controlled play at the Yale Invitational last weekend, defeating all three teams in the tournament. But the sweep didn’t come without a challenge from Boston College. On Saturday morning,...

University of Minnesota Outside Hitter Sarah Wilhite lunges for the ball Saturday night at the Sports Pavilion.

Wilhite slides into increased role

September 4, 2014

Last season’s close marked the end of Ashley Wittman’s highly successful career with the Gophers. To help replace her production, the Gophers have turned to sophomore outside hitter Sarah Wilhite,...

Gohpers outside hitter Sarah Wilhite hits the ball past Louisville on Saturday night at the Sports Pavilion.

Gophers split weekend matches

September 2, 2014

The Gophers started their season with a victory in three sets against Notre Dame on Friday night. But the next night proved to be tougher, as Minnesota dropped its match to Louisville in four sets. The...

Gophers add Caluori and Rasmussen to roster

August 29, 2014

University of Minnesota head volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon has added Laura Calouri and Carly Rasmussen to the 2014 roster. Calouri, a 6-foot outside hitter from Switzerland, played with two different...