(Gophersports.com) -- In front of a crowd of 5,442, the University of Minnesota volleyball team swept Hawaii on Saturday night, 25-17, 25-17, 25-19, to advance to the NCAA Regionals. The Gophers improve to 27-4 on the season, and remain undefeated at home.

As a team, Minnesota had six blocks to the Rainbow Wahine's four. The Gophers added 49 kills hitting .348, and had 55 digs. Sarah Wilhite accomplished a double-double with 13 kills and 11 digs. Paige Tapp and Molly Lohman both had ten kills, with P Tapp hitting .625 and Lohman putting up four blocks. Hannah Tapphad seven kills, and Alexis Hart had six. Dalianliz Rosado had a team-high 17 digs and Alyssa Goehner had eight, while Samantha Seliger-Swenson added 41 assists.

The Gophers are scheduled to host the NCAA Regional next Friday and Saturday. Minnesota will face Missouri after the Tigers defeated Purdue in the second round.

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