Coming into the weekend hot, the Gophers kept up their winning ways against Northwestern Friday. In the second match, however, Illinois proved to the Gophers that unranked teams can still bring competition.
Keeping their heads up after Friday night’s loss to Purdue, the Gophers arrived in Bloomington, Indiana ready to take on the Hoosiers. No. 5 Minnesota won the match in just three short sets. Hitting .500 in the first set and .739 in the second set, the Gophers produced key kills that left them untouchable.