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The Minnesota volleyball team (6-1) heads to Rochester, Minn. to face Northern Iowa in the Border Battle. The match will be held at the University Center Rochester Sports Complex on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.
All seats are general admission and will be sold at the door, $5 for students and $9 for adults. Group tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the Rochester Amateur Commission Office at 507-280-4701.
Minnesota enters the match ranked No. 5 in the nation, after going 3-0 at the Kansas State Invitational this past week. The Golden Gophers defeated Houston, Florida State and No. 24 Kansas State on the week.
Northern Iowa is 6-3, after going 2-1 this past weekend. The Panthers defeated UW- Milwaukee and Toledo, but lost to Alabama.
Minnesota has won the last three meetings in this rivalry, winning at the Diet Coke Classic last year against Northern Iowa, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Minneapolis and at Rochester, Minn. in 2003 when the Golden Gophers upset No. 6 Northern Iowa.
Northern Iowa had won the previous two meetings to that winning in 2002 at the Nike Invitational in Minneapolis and winning a home match in the second round of the 2001 NCAA Tournament.
This will be the fourth time the two teams have met in Rochester, Minn. The Golden Gophers won in 2000 and 2003, while the Panthers won in 1999.