Nov. 30, 2012
Creighton won the first match of the NCAA Volleyball Championship First Round. The BlueJays defeated the Marquette Golden Eagles in three straight, winning by scores of 25-22, 25-23, 28-26. The two teams battled throughout a close match but in the end, it was Creighton’s dominating blocks that made the difference. Overall, the BlueJays tallied 12.0 to Marquette’s 3.0. Leah McNary led the way with 14 kills, while Kelli Browning chipped in 12. Three Golden Eagles hit for double-digits with Holly Mertens and Danielle Carlson notching 13 kills and Erin Lehman adding 10.
Creighton will advance in the tournament to play Minnesota, who won in three over Liberty.
Gophers Beat Ohio State in Five-Set Thriller
Minnesota ended its regular home season in a five-set win over Ohio State, 25-27, 29-31, 25-17, 25-15, 15-9. The Gophers are now 25-4 overall and 17-2 in the Big Ten.
Gophers Close Out Regular Season This Week
Minnesota hosts No. 16 Ohio State Wednesday and travels to Indiana Saturday to close out regular season.
Gophers Third in RPI, Fourth in AVCA Poll
The Golden Gophers are ranked No. 3 in the final NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).