Lexi Double-Doubles Not Enough in Loss to No. 11 Minnesota
Lexi Erwin

Nov. 22, 2013

Box Score | Notes

Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Cliff Keen Arena)
Score: #11 Minnesota 3, #18 Michigan 0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-19)
Records: U-M (17-11, 7-10 Big Ten), Minnesota (24-6, 12-5 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, Nov. 23 -- vs. Wisconsin (Cliff Keen Arena), 7 p.m.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Senior Lexi Erwin (Spring, Texas/Woodlands College Park) and junior Lexi Dannemiller (West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West) each had double-doubles, but No. 11 Minnesota had a .385 hitting percentage and made just eight attack errors, as the 18th-ranked University of Michigan volleyball team fell, 3-0, on Friday night (Nov. 22) inside Cliff Keen Arena. Set scores were 25-18, 25-23 and 25-19.

Dannemiller had 39 assists and 10 digs for her seventh double-double of the season, while Erwin had 11 kills and 10 digs for her 10th of the year. Erwin and senior Molly Toon (Middleton, Wis./Middleton) had 11 kills apiece, while senior Ally Sabol (Los Angeles, Calif./Marymount) had a team-high 11 digs. Meanwhile, sophomore Krystalyn Goode (River Hills, Wis./Nicolet) and freshman Abby Cole (Grand Haven, Mich./Grand Haven) led U-M with three blocks apiece.

Michigan hit .343 in the first set, but the Gophers had a blistering .452 hitting percentage to take set one 25-18. The Wolverines were ahead 6-4 after a Goode kill, but blocks from Tori Dixon and Adrianna Nora put Minnesota up 10-7. The Wolverines were as close as 14-13 on a Cole kill from Sabol, but Hannah Tapp's termination put the Gophers on top 19-14 as the Maize and Blue called time. A Daly Santana kill made it 22-16 Gophers and Minnesota closed out the set on an Ashley Wittman termination.

The Wolverines fell behind early, battled back but lost the second set 25-23. Minnesota was up 10-4 on a Wittman kill, but the Wolverines came back to make it 13-11 on blocks from Goode and Cole. The Gophers once again extended the lead, this time to six points (17-11) on a U-M ball-handling error. Michigan cut the Gopher lead to 19-18 after an Erwin kill and Minnesota attack error. Dannemiller's kill made it 20-19 Gophers. The two teams continued to trade points until an Adrianna Nora termination gave Minnesota a 23-20 lead. Toon had back-to-back kill to cut the Gopher advantage to 24-23 by blocks by Karlie Hauer and Dixon gave the set to Minnesota.

Minnesota hit .407 in the third set to complete the 3-0 victory. The Gophers went up 11-4 on an assisted block and 15-6 on blocks from Tapp and Wittman. It was 18-10 after an Alexandra Palmer kill and 21-12 on a Wittman termination. Michigan had a 7-1 run with two kills from Erwin and a kill apiece from Erwin and junior/sophomore Olivia Reed (Plainwell, Mich./Plainwell) to make it 23-19. Minnesota won the last two points of the match, capped by a Wittman kill.

Michigan hit .233 for the match and had six team blocks. Minnesota won the dig battle 49-47 and had 12.5 blocks.

U-M wraps up play the weekend with a Saturday night (Nov. 23) match against No. 15 Wisconsin. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m. inside Cliff Keen Arena.


• Michigan drops to 9-1 in three-set affairs in 2013.

• Minnesota earns the season sweep of the Maize and Blue. The Gophers won in four sets in Minneapolis on Oct. 19. Minnesota also leads the all-time series 47-15.

• Senior Lexi Erwin picked up her 10th double-double of the season and 36th of her career. Erwin had 11 kills and 10 digs on the night.

• Junior Lexi Dannemiller earned her seventh double-double of the year and 38th of her career. Dannemiller had 39 assists and 10 digs on the night.

• Senior Molly Toon had 11 kills on the night. It is her 15th time in double digits in kills this season and 40th time in her career.

Contact: Kent Reichert (734) 763-4423

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