Gophers volleyball sweeps Fairfield in NCAA tournament opener

FILE PHOTO: The Minnesota Gophers volleyball team plays a match at the Maturi Pavilion. Photo: KSTP Sports
FILE PHOTO: The Minnesota Gophers volleyball team plays a match at the Maturi Pavilion.

Updated: December 06, 2019 10:11 PM

The University of Minnesota volleyball team kicked off its postseason with a commanding sweep over Fairfield on Friday at Maturi Pavilion. The Gophers finished the evening with set wins of 25-13, 25-14 and 25-11 over the Stags. 

It was the first-ever meeting between Minnesota and Fairfield, and the home team advances to face Creighton on Saturday. The Gophers are 5-0 all-time against the Bluejays. 


Adanna Rollins led Minnesota with 14 kills on the night and also added four blocks. Alexis Hart and Taylor Morgan were not far behind with nine and eight kills each, and the trio all hit over .500 in the match.

The Gophers blocked the Stags 10-0, with Morgan putting up a team-high five. Kylie Miller posted a double-double performance with 39 sets and 11 digs. Minnesota registered three aces in the match: Two from CC McGraw and one from Regan Pittman.

Minnesota had 40 total kills and hit .434 on the match, with only four errors. The Golden Gophers held the Stags to just 22 kills as they hit -.038 in the match. 

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