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Sophomore forward Loren Gabel handles the puck on Friday, Mar. 17, 2017 in St. Charles, Missouri at the Family Arena. The Gophers lost 4-3 against Clarkson University Golden Knights.

Minnesota shows promise despite adversity-filled season, departures

March 18, 2017

Lee Stecklein finished her senior season just short of a perfect career – four national championships.After a 4-3 national semifinal loss to Clarkson University on Friday, Stecklein will leave the Gophers...

Redshirt senior Lee Stecklein handles the puck on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis.

Gophers women’s hockey set to begin NCAA tournament

March 9, 2017

Rivalries are fostered through games of high risk and high reward.The in-state rivalry between Minnesota and Minnesota-Duluth will only grow more in the NCAA quarterfinal matchup on Saturday, with the...

Redshirt junior goalkeeper Sidney Peters defends the goal from the Bulldogs on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at Ridder Arena.

Minnesota ends Final Face-Off run with double overtime loss

March 6, 2017

It took almost 92 minutes for a deciding goal to break through in an all-out grudge match of the WCHA Final Faceoff Semifinal, in which Minnesota fell 2-1 to in-state rival Minnesota-Duluth. Prowess...

Redshirt sophomore pitcher Reggie Meyer pitches the ball on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Gophers won 11-7 against the University of Seattle.

Gophers sweep first games at U.S. Bank Stadium

February 27, 2017

The Minnesota baseball team started its home portion of the schedule early this year – and the Gophers fared well with a sweep.The weekend marked not only Minnesota’s first home series of the season...

Redshirt Junior Jordan Smith prepares to hit a pitch during the weekend series against Maryland at Siebert Field on April 17, 2016.

Smith traded time on the turf for Ryder Cup internship

February 23, 2017

The University of Minnesota baseball team has most recently been celebrated for its on-field successes.But what isn’t always seen is the work that goes into making the Gophers successful people beyond...

Nicole Schammel goes after the puck during the Gophers' game against Wisconsin at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017.

Gophers women’s hockey tie Badgers twice at home

February 20, 2017

In an always-fierce border battle between the No. 1 Badgers and No. 4 Gophers, it was all about goaltending over the weekend.Minnesota split with rival Wisconsin this weekend. The teams tied twice and...

Gophers pitcher Toby Anderson throws the ball against Kansas State at Siebert Field on April 28, 2015.

Gophers baseball opens season Friday

February 16, 2017

Minnesota’s baseball team is back, fresh off of a Big Ten Championship, and ready to take on the 2017 campaign by storm.The Gophers were recently picked to finish sixth in the Big Ten, but the adversity...

Kate Schipper, front, and Sarah Potomak, back, chase the puck on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis. The gopher women's hockey team won against UND 4 to 2.

Border battle against Wisconsin on deck for Gophers in last season series

February 16, 2017

With playoffs looming, momentum provides the greatest spoils for any team's final series of the season.With the WCHA regular season title out of reach, momentum is exactly what the No. 4-ranked Gophers...

Kate Schipper, front, and Sarah Potomak, back, chase the puck on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis. The gopher women's hockey team won against UND 4 to 2.

Minnesota sweeps North Dakota at home

February 13, 2017

The Gophers didn’t have much trouble with their opponent over the weekend and swept the North Dakota Fighting Hawks with a 4-2 victory Friday and a 6-2 win Saturday.Minnesota put on a clinic with its...

Junior forward Kelly Pannek skates against the Lindenwood Lions on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 at Ridder Arena.

Minnesota women’s hockey continues dominance in special teams

February 9, 2017

The story of this winter for the Gophers is special teams — the penalty kill and power play.No. 5 Minnesota (21-5-3, 17-4-3 WCHA) leads the nation in both, taking advantage of being a player up and...

Gophers forward Kate Schipper maneuvers the puck away from a Yale player in Ridder Arena on Nov. 20, 2015.

Minnesota’s offense scores double digits in road sweep

February 6, 2017

The Gophers offense escalated quickly on Saturday — less than seven minutes into the first period, Minnesota scored four goals in under two minutes en route to a 5-3 victory. The win closed out a...

Junior forward Caitlin Reilly handles the puck at Ridder Arena on Oct. 29, 2016, where the Gophers beat St. Cloud State 3-0.

Rare injuries plague Minnesota, but players step up to fill holes

February 2, 2017

While injuries are a part of the sports world, they’ve been somewhat rare for the Gophers — until now.Minnesota is dealing with several holes in its lineup due to injuries and illness, and the...

Forward Nicole Schammel skates against Lindenwood Lions on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 at Ridder Arena. The Gophers won the season-opening game 3-0 against the Lions.

Road sweep over St. Cloud State re-energizes Minnesota

January 30, 2017

After finding themselves in more of a rut than they’re used to, the Gophers found a way to sail with an away sweep against St. Cloud State.Minnesota won Friday’s game 2-1, though head coach Brad Frost...

Emma May takes on a bigger role for Gophers women’s hockey

January 26, 2017

One of the most common mantras in the hockey world, “goalies are weird,” rings true in Minnesota.While Emma May is not the oddest, her extra of flair and quirk is why her teammates love and respect...

Gophers defenseman Sydney Baldwin maneuvers the puck toward the net at Ridder Arena where Minnesota defeated Yale on Friday night.

Minnesota wins Friday, ties Saturday in meeting with Ohio State

January 23, 2017

Minnesota was looking for redemption on home ice over the weekend after a sweep at Duluth, and was faced with two back-and-forth match-ups against Ohio State.The Gophers (17-5-3, 13-4-3 WCHA) defeated...

Gophers forward Dani Cameranesi battles for possession of the puck at Ridder Arena Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016.

Muzerall returns to Minnesota for Ohio State series

January 19, 2017

Homecomings are always an interesting experience. Being away from home and coming back to your old stomping grounds provides a fresh wave of emotions and nostalgia.This weekend, Ohio State’s head coach...

Gophers forward Kate Schipper maneuvers the puck away from Yale in Ridder Arena on Nov. 20, 2015.

Gophers women’s hockey fall to Bulldogs

January 17, 2017

Minnesota encountered a rough return to the WCHA on Friday and Saturday, and lost both games against Minnesota-Duluth 3-2 and 5-3, respectively.The Gophers seemed like they couldn’t get anything going...

The Gophers volleyball team huddles up in preparation for the national semifinal match on Dec. 15. Minnesota lost 3-1 to Stanford in its second consecutive Final Four.

Minnesota falls to Stanford 3-1 in first round of Final Four

December 16, 2016

Minnesota saw its hopeful season come to an end on Thursday with a 3-1 loss to Stanford in the national semifinal.The Gophers lost 26-24 and 25-19 in the first two sets. They made a comeback and won the...

The Gophers volleyball team celebrates its sweep of UCLA in the Sports Pavilion on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. The Gophers move on to the NCAA tournament's Final Four to face Stanford in Columbus, Ohio on Dec. 15.

Gophers volleyball team Final Four bound

December 12, 2016

Despite a shaky start for the Gophers on Saturday, Minnesota found a way into the Final Four for the second year in a row.Minnesota started the weekend with a 3-1 victory over Missouri. The Gophers showed...

Junior forward Kelly Pannek skates against the Lindenwood Lions on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 at Ridder Arena.

Minnesota women’s hockey closes first half with split at BU

December 12, 2016

The Gophers traveled to the East Coast over the weekend and came home with a split to cap the first half of the season.No. 2 Minnesota won 5-1 over Boston University Friday but lost the second game of...

The Gophers volleyball team celebrates its sweep of UCLA, their fourth-straight NCAA win, in the Sports Pavilion on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. The Gophers will move on in the NCAA tournament to face Stanford in Columbus, Ohio on Dec. 15.

Gophers sweep their way into the Final Four

December 11, 2016

No. 2 seed Minnesota is headed to the Final Four for the second year in a row.The Gophers won the regional final in straight sets, sweeping the UCLA Bruins 25-23, 25-20, 25-21.“We’re certainly happy...

Outside hitters Alexis Hart, left, and Sarah Wilhite, right, celebrate a point for the Gophers on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 at the Sports Pavilion during their NCAA Regional semi-final game against Mizzou.

Gophers take down Tigers 3-1, advance to Elite Eight

December 10, 2016

The No. 2 seed Gophers advanced to the Elite Eight for the second consecutive year with their 3-1 victory over No. 18 Missouri Friday night.Kill distribution was key for the Gophers, as five players...

Gophers outside hitter Alexis Hart winds up a spike against Michigan on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 at the Sports Pavilion.

Hart gets piece of home in next NCAA round

December 8, 2016

As her long and successful rookie season continues, Alexis Hart will get a piece of home at the Sports Pavilion this weekend.Hart, an Independence, Missouri native, is plenty familiar with the Missouri...

Gophers defenseman Lee Stecklein skates with the puck from Minnesota State-Mankato's Katie Johnson on Jan. 16, 2015 at Ridder Arena.

Gophers women’s hockey defy potential woes for first half success

December 8, 2016

Coming into this season, Minnesota lost two star forwards, a standout goalie and several other key players.Last weekend, Minnesota took an 8-2 loss at No. 1 Wisconsin, which included the first time any...

Sophomore defender Sophie Skarzynski handles the puck at Ridder Arena on Oct. 29, 2016, where the Gophers beat St. Cloud State 3-0.

Gophers women’s hockey split series with Badgers

December 6, 2016

It was a tale of two games for No. 2 Minnesota’s first series against rival No. 1 Wisconsin.The Gophers’ two outings starkly contrasted each other. They won the first on in a 2-0 shutout Saturday,...

The Gophers celebrate after scoring a point on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at the Sports Pavilion. The Gophers won against the University of North Dakota.

Gophers sweep first two rounds of NCAA tournament

December 6, 2016

No. 2 seeded Minnesota advanced to the Sweet Sixteen after decisive victories in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament over the weekend.In front of the hometown crowd and packed student section...

Gophers sophomore Samantha Seliger-Swenson sets the ball on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 in a match against Maryland in the Sports Pavillon. 

Minnesota sweeps North Dakota, moves on to second round of NCAA Tournament

December 3, 2016

The No. 2 seed Minnesota Gophers opened up the NCAA Tournament in style and swept the North Dakota Fighting Hawks in straight sets.Minnesota moved on to the field of 32 with the victory. “They...

Sophomore defender Sophie Skarzynski handles the puck at Ridder Arena on Oct. 29, 2016, where the Gophers beat St. Cloud State 3-0.

Road border battle up next for Gophers women

December 2, 2016

The Gophers are in for a wild ride this weekend across the border.No. 2 Minnesota will face off against No. 1 Wisconsin for the first time this season in what is always a fierce rivalry series.“We actually...

Gophers outside hitter Sarah Wilhite winds up a spike against Wisconsin on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 at the Sports Pavilion.

Minnesota vollleyball opens NCAA tourney this weekend

December 1, 2016

After a long-fought regular season, the No. 1 Gophers volleyball team has earned its place in the upper echelon of college volleyball.Following four five-set victories against ranked teams to finish the...

Gophers outside hitter Sarah Wilhite winds up a spike against Wisconsin on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 at the Sports Pavilion.

Minnesota volleyball defeats top-ranked teams

November 30, 2016

Minnesota was poised to end its regular season on a high note after coming off a Wednesday win against No. 1 Nebraska.No. 2 Minnesota defeated No. 3 Wisconsin Saturday in five sets, going undefeated at...

The Minnesota volleyball team reacts to scoring a point against UC Irvine at the Sports Pavilion on Friday September 11. In late August, Minnesota Volleyball released a video entitled

Gophers grab second overall seed in NCAA Tournament

November 28, 2016

Minnesota found its spot in the NCAA Tournament Sunday night, and it's a memorable one. The Gophers grabbed the second overall seed in the NCAA Tournament out of 64 teams, the highest seeding in team history....

Gophers outside hitter Alexis Hart winds up a spike against Michigan on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 at the Sports Pavilion.

Gophers volleyball win pair of five-setters

November 21, 2016

The Gophers played their first matches back at home over the weekend after a three-game road trip — and they certainly made things interesting.No. 2 Minnesota won five-set matches Friday and Sunday...

Freshman Alexis Hart jumps to send the ball over the net on Saturday Oct. 29, 2016 in the Sports Pavilion.

Gophers defeat Spartans in five-set thriller at home

November 19, 2016

The tale of a high-tension, five-set match between two ranked teams doesn't always see a freshman player as the hero.Alexis Hart broke that mold for Minnesota Friday, and saved the Gophers from losing...

Junior forward Kelly Pannek skates against the Lindenwood Lions on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 at Ridder Arena.

Pannek’s play-making proves vital for Gophers

November 17, 2016

Kelly Pannek has always been a staple in Minnesota’s offensive corps, but this season she’s taken her scoring prowess to a new level.Pannek is currently on a team-best, 17-point, eight-game scoring...

Senior Paige Tapp spikes the ball on Saturday Oct. 29, 2016 in the Sports Pavilion.

Paige Tapp leads on the court, in classes

November 17, 2016

Between summer workouts, early practices, and a loaded regular-season schedule, being an exemplary student could get lost in the shuffle in the life of an athlete — but not for Paige Tapp.Tapp has...

Senior Sarah Wilhite  gets ready to spike the ball on Saturday Oct. 29, 2016 in the Sports Pavilion.

Wilhite wins Big Ten Player of the Week after Gophers sweep road matches

November 15, 2016

Minnesota ended its final road trip of the season with two straightforward sweeps at Illinois and Northwestern.The Gophers saw little trouble from either team, as the squad was able to dismantle their...

Junior guard Nate Mason runs the ball up the court on Friday at Williams Arena. The Gophers would go on to win 86-74 against the Ragin' Cajuns.

Gophers defeat Ragin’ Cajuns 86-74 in season opener

November 14, 2016

After last year’s 8-23 record, the Gophers looked to start thisseason off on a high note and did just that, beating Louisiana-Lafayette 86-74 at Williams Arena in Friday’s season opener.Five Gophers...

Lohman hits stride in third season

November 9, 2016

Molly Lohman is not a player that will yell across the court and talk trash — she lets her game speak for her.The junior middle blocker from Mankato, Minnesota has been nothing short of solid this...

Nicole Schammelat maneuvers the puck at Ridder Arena on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. Nicole scored two goals against Minnesota State on Sunday.

Gophers score 13 in weekend sweep over Mavericks

November 7, 2016

It was a special weekend for Nicole Schammel.The redshirt sophomore faced her former team, the Minnesota State-Mankato Mavericks, over the weekend and had a career-best series with four points en route...

Gophers defense Sydney Baldwin maneuvers the puck towards the net at Ridders Arena on Friday night where Minnesota defeated Yale.

Minnesota shuts out Minnesota State 5-0

November 5, 2016

No. 2 Minnesota hosted Minnesota State for the first game of a weekend series Friday.The Gophers proved to be too much for the Mavericks from the first horn and won 5-0.This game saw redshirt sophomore...

Junior Paige Tapp prepares to hit the ball against UC Irvine at the Sports Pavilion on Sept. 11, 2015.

Gophers sweep Hoosiers, remain undefeated at home

November 3, 2016

No. 2 Minnesota swept unranked Indiana in straight sets at home, keeping its 9-0 undefeated record at the Sports Pavilion this season intact.“It was an important match for us tonight,” said...

Gophers hockey player Nicole Schammel poses in Ridder Arena on Sunday, May, 24, 2014.

Schammel to face old team after redshirt year

November 3, 2016

It has been a long year for Nicole Schammel.The redshirt sophomore had to sit out due to transfer rules all of last season, but she will finally get a chance to compete against her old team — the...

Gophers forward Dani Cameranesi battles for possession of the puck at Ridder Arena Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016.

Top line’s chemistry leads Gophers in 5-2 victory

October 29, 2016

Minnesota saw little fight from in-state rival St Cloud State Thursday night and came away with a 5-2 victory.Junior forward Kelly Pannek started off the scoring with a wrist shot from the...

Middle blocker Hannah Tapp spikes the ball against Penn State in the Sports Pavilion on Nov. 14, 2015.

Hannah Tapp keeps improving, leading in last Minnesota season

October 27, 2016

All of the hard work she’s put in on and off the court has led up to this year for Hannah Tapp. The senior middle blocker has already been named an American Volleyball Coaches Assocaition First Team...

Forward Sarah Potomak skates against the Lindenwood Lions on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 at Ridder Arena.

Potomak continues to come up big for Gophers

October 27, 2016

Sarah Potomak immediately made an impact with Minnesota as a rookie, and now she’s already proving to be a key player for the Gophers early into her sophomore season.Potomak has scored eight goals in...

Junior forward Kelly Pannek skates against the Lindenwood Lions on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 at Ridder Arena.

Gophers women’s hockey earn sweep over Bulldogs

October 17, 2016

The Gophers nearly let a conference sweep slip away Saturday afternoon, until Sarah Potomak stepped in.The sophomore forward scored with just over a minute remaining in overtime to help seal a Minnesota...

Middle Blocker, Molly Lohman gets ready to strike the ball back to Maryland on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 in the Sports Pavillon.

No. 3 Gophers sweep No. 1 Badgers on the road

October 14, 2016

No. 3 Minnesota had a big start to its four-match road trip by dismantling No. 1 Wisconsin in a clean three set sweep Wednesday.The Gophers followed up losing their No. 1 ranking last week by beating the...

Gophers forward Dani Cameranesi battles for possession of the puck at Ridder Arena Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016.

Gophers have deep ties to Bulldogs rivalry

October 14, 2016

Now in its 18th season, Minnesota has continuously been met with intense rivalries and heated competition during every season in the WCHA.The elite in-state clash between Minnesota and Minnesota-Duluth...

Gophers women's hockey split first conference series

Gophers women’s hockey split first conference series

October 11, 2016

The Gophers emerged with a series split that was nothing short of eventful as they hit the road for the first time this season over the weekend.Minnesota forged a fierce third period comeback to defeat...

Gophers sophomore Samantha Seliger-Swenson sets the ball on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 in a match against Maryland in the Sports Pavillon. 

Gophers volleyball avenge midweek loss with sweep

October 11, 2016

No. 1 Minnesota found redemption after Friday’s away loss to Penn State, sweeping Northwestern in straight sets.“Obviously the Penn State loss was tough, but we know we need to get better,” senior...

Gophers forward Dani Cameranesi handles the puck during the first period of their game against St. Cloud on Friday evening at Ridder Arena.

Cameranesi’s powerful third period leads to Gophers victory

October 8, 2016

Senior forward Dani Cameranesi proved to be the hero for Minnesota in its first away game of the season against the Bemidji State Beavers.The Gophers were in trouble early in the third period as Bemidji...

Freshman forward Alex Woken battles for the puck at Ridder Arena on September 30, 2016.

Woken off to productive start in rookie season with Minnesota

October 6, 2016

Alex Woken has only played in two games for Minnesota so far, but she has wasted no time proving what she can bring to the team.Woken showed her scoring prowess early in the team’s opening series against...

Middle blocker Hannah Tapp spikes the ball against Penn State in the Sports Pavilion on Nov. 14, 2015.

Minnesota sweeps road matches

October 4, 2016

Minnesota had success as it hit the road for the first time in its Big Ten Season.The Gophers defeated Indiana and No. 14 Purdue in two match sweeps on Friday and Sunday to stay undefeated in the Big Ten...

Sophomore forward Sarah Potomak skates against the Lindenwood Lions on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 at Ridder Arena. Potomak scored the first goal of the night during the second period of the Gophers 3-0 win against the Lions in Minnesota's season-opener.

Gophers win first series at home

October 3, 2016

The No. 2 Minnesota women’s hockey team (2-0) swept Lindenwood (0-2) in its season-opening home stand.The Gophers had seven different players score on the weekend, even after altering line combinations...

Gophers forward Dani Cameranesi battles for possession of the puck at Ridder Arena Saturday, when the Gophers defeated Ohio State 5-0. Cameranesi scored a hat trick in the victory which will advance the Gophers to next weekend's WCHA Final Face-Off.

Minnesota sweeps Lindenwood in first weekend

October 1, 2016

No. 2 Minnesota (2-0) defeated the Lindenwood Lions (0-2) for the second consecutive game Saturday 6-2, making for a sweep of the Gophers’ first weekend of play.The Gophers unloaded on the Lions early,...

Gophers open up season with 3-0 win over Lindenwood

October 1, 2016

The Gophers (1-0) opened up their season with another ceremonial banner raising against Lindenwood (0-1) at home and won easily, defeating the Lions 3-0.Minnesota busted the game wide open in the...

Minnesota sweeps Indiana in Bloomington

October 1, 2016

No. 2 Minnesota (11-1, Big Ten 3-0) found themselves on the road for the first time in their young Big Ten season, but that didn't hurt them as the Gophers defeated Indiana (12-4, Big Ten 1-2)...

Gophers defenseman Lee Stecklein snatches the puck from Minnesota State-Mankato's Katie Johnson on Jan. 16, 2015 at Ridder Arena.

Minnesota looks for big rookie impact, veteran depth in new season

September 30, 2016

As the Gophers embark on a new season with different players, the team has the same goal: another national championship.While the Minnesota women’s hockey team lost some of its star players to graduation...

Minnesota Volley Squad girls sit on the side of the court on Friday, Sept. 23 in the Sports Pavillon.

Gophers stay young at heart with Volley Squad

September 29, 2016

There are plenty of staples in a Gophers volleyball home match, from the trademark “Point U!” exclamation after a successful Minnesota play to the fan prizes for service aces.There’s also one more...

Middle Blocker, Molly Lohman gets ready to strike the ball back to Maryland on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 in the Sports Pavillon.

Gophers volleyball sweep first Big Ten matches

September 26, 2016

Minnesota started off its Big Ten campaign with two victories at home against Maryland and Ohio State this weekend.The Gophers dropped just one set of seven in the two matches and were one of five conference...

Freshman outside hitter Alexis Hart strikes the ball on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 in theSports Pavillon.

Gophers defeat Ohio State in four sets

September 25, 2016

No. 2 Minnesota capped off its conference-opening weekend with a 3-1 win over No. 18 Ohio State at the Minnesota Sports Pavilion Saturday.The Gophers took the first set 25-16, and commanded an early lead...

Gophers sophomore Samantha Seliger-Swenson sets the ball on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 in a match against Maryland in the Sports Pavillon. 

Minnesota sweeps Maryland in first Big Ten match

September 24, 2016

No. 2 Minnesota kicked off its Big Ten play in winning fashion and sweeped Maryland in straight sets Friday.Minnesota (9-1, 1-0 Big Ten) started out strong against Maryland (8-5, 0-1 Big Ten) and won...

Samantha Seliger-Swenson serves the ball at the Sports Pavilion on Sept. 12, 2015.

Seliger-Swenson continues impact in second season

September 22, 2016

Last season, setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson set the Big Ten ablaze and put the nation on notice as a rookie; she was named a Second Team AVCA All-American. She shows no sign of holding back in her sophomore...

Gophers forward Dani Cameranesi moves the puck toward the net at Ridder Arena, Jan. 25, 2014.

Reigning national champions talk depth, new additions at preseason press conference

September 21, 2016

The Gophers aren’t a team that has to rebuild, they reload.The University of Minnesota women’s hockey team held its preseason press conference with head coach Brad Frost, captain and senior defender...

Sophomore setter Samantha Veliger-Swenson serves the ball during a game against North Dakota State at the Sports Pavilion on Sept. 16, 2016, where the Gophers won 3-1. The game was a part of the Diet Coke Classic.

Minnesota earns three victories in Diet Coke Classic

September 19, 2016

Minnesota had a strong showing in its home opener over the weekend, winning its three matches.The matches — victories over North Dakota, Toledo and UW Green Bay — were the last three non-conference...

Minnesota sweeps Green Bay to go 3-0 in home tournament

September 18, 2016

Minnesota toppled Green Bay in straight sets in the final match of the Diet Coke Classic, improving its overall record to 8-1. No. 3 Minnesota (8-1) started strong in the first set and beat  Green...

Middle blocker Hannah Tapp spikes the ball for a point on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 at the Sports Pavilion.

No. 3 Minnesota downs North Dakota 3-1

September 17, 2016

The No. 3 Gophers defeated North Dakota 3-1 in the Diet Coke Classic opener Friday night at the Sports Pavilion.   The first set was all Minnesota, with senior outside hitter Sarah Wilhite getting...

First year outside hitter Alexis Hart practices in the Sports Pavillon with her team on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016.

Rookie Hart poised to have big season

September 15, 2016

Freshman outside hitter Alexis Hart was a talented three-sport high school athlete, and those skills have served her well on the volleyball court in her first season for Minnesota.Hart was integral in...

Middle blocker Hannah Tapp spikes the ball for a point on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 at the Sports Pavilion.

Minnesota wins two in road tournament

September 12, 2016

Minnesota swept a pair of opponents over the weekend in North Carolina, thanks to strong performances from veteran players and newcomers.The Gophers traveled to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, for the ACC/Big...

Outside hitter Sarah Wilhite prepares to serve the ball to Penn State at the Sports Pavilion on Nov. 11, 2015.

Wilhite starts senior year strong

September 9, 2016

Senior outside hitter Sarah Wilhite has been a mainstay of Minnesota’s offense for the past three years and has shown no signs of slowing down.Wilhite was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday and...

Minnesota sophomore Dalianliz Rosado bumps the ball back to North Dakota State University on Sept. 12 at the Sports Pavilion.

In Puerto Rico, Gophers volleyball team wins two matches

September 6, 2016

With a disappointing split series to begin the season the Gophers found victory in unfamiliar territory over the weekend.No. 6 Minnesota, 3-1, swept No. 14 Texas A&M, 4-2, in straight sets on Friday and...