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 Gear Up for NCAA Regionals
Minnesota is set to host Missouri, North Carolina and UCLA in the NCAA Regionals this week.
Four Earn All-Region Honors
Alexis Hart, Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Hannah Tapp, and Sarah Wilhite earned All-Region honors for the Golden Gophers. Molly Lohman and Paige Tapp earned region honorable mentions.
NCAA Sets Regionals, Gophers Play Friday
Match and television/streaming times have been slated for the NCAA Division I Volleyball Regional Semifinals and Finals next weekend.