Minneapolis (Gophersports.com) - The No. 2 ranked University of Minnesota volleyball team defeated No. 3 ranked Wisconsin in five sets on Saturday night.

The Gophers finished the regular season 25-4, 17-3, and remained undefeated at home for the second-straight regular season.

The win over Wisconsin marked the fourth-straight five set win for the Gophers. Minnesota defeated all ranked opponents, Michigan State, Michigan, Nebraska and Wisconsin in five sets.

The Sports Pavilion was packed with mostly Minnesota fans. Attendance was listed as 5,307.

As a team, Minnesota had 64 kills, 81 digs and nine blocks. Sarah Wilhite earned a double-double with 23 kills and 19 digs. Samantha Seliger-Swenson also earned a double-double with 51 assists and 16 digs. Paige Tapp earned a career-high 21 kills, hitting .594. P Tapp had 14 kills alone in the first two sets, while Wilhite went 17-0-27 in the last two sets and 7-0-9 in the fifth set.

Molly Lohman added a match-high eight blocks with four kills. Hannah Tapp established three kills and three blocks. Dalianliz Rosado had 17 digs, Katie Schau had eight, and Alyssa Goehner had five.

Minnesota will see what lies ahead in the post season following the NCAA Selection Show this Sunday on ESPNU at 8 p.m. CT.





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