Jan. 23, 2013
The University of Minnesota volleyball program will be in full swing during the spring season as it competes three weekends in April. Minnesota heads to Cedar Falls, Iowa and Northern Iowa on April 6. The Gophers then travel to Ames, Iowa and Iowa State on April 13th. Minnesota will host seven teams on April 20th at the Sports Pavilion. Included in the Gopher tournament is UNI, Iowa State, North Dakota, Concordia, Wisconsin, South Dakota State and Ohio University. Times of matches will be announced at a later date.
Minnesota returns 10 from last year's roster and adds Kalei Mau and Sydney Howard to the spring campaign. Under first-year head coach Hugh McCutcheon, the Gophers finished the 2012 season at the NCAA Elite Eight and posted a 27-8 overall record. In Big Ten play, Minnesota was 15-5, good enough for second-place tie in league standings.
2013 Spring Competition Dates (times to be announced at later date)
April 6 at Northern Iowa
April 13 at Iowa State
April 20 Minnesota (Sports Pavilion) vs. Concordia, Iowa State, Northern Iowa, North Dakota, Ohio University and Wisconsin
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).