Thursday, November 27, 2008

Gophers Escape Hawkeyes

#2 posting 11.27.2008
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BIG 10: #12 Minnesota beat Iowa in five. The Hawkeyes had a 4 point margin for the night. The Gophers led 2-1. Hailey Cowles (Eden Prairie) had 19 points for the Gophers.
A few years ago Iowa came to Minnesota on Thanksgiving Wednesday. There were NO time outs (none, nada, zero) taken in the Gophers sweep that night. The only match where I never saw a time out.

Indiana is at Michigan and Ohio State.

Michigan State hosts Iowa and Minnesota.

Illinois faces Wisconsin and Northwestern.

BIG 12: Iowa State swept #13 Kansas State with a margin of 23 points. Diane Kieger (Mounds View) had 8.5 points for ISU.

METRO ATLANTIC: Siena is headed to the NCAA tournament after their win over Fairfield. April London (Woodbury) had 35 assists and 6.5 points for the Saints.

SEC: #14 Florida beat South Carolina in five with a margin of 11 points. USC led 2-1. Bridget Denson-Dorman (Hopkins) had 39 assists and 2 points for USC.

SUMMIT: North Dakota State is Thankful to be back home. From the Fargo Forum.

WEST COAST: Portland's Jennifer Sheedy (Totino-Grace) was named to the honorable mention list in the West Coast Conference.

Evansville has signed 2 players
5-11 OH Hannah Wilson of St. Joseph’s Academy, IL
5-11 Jessica Knackmuhs of Edwards County, IL

Weber State has signed 4 players
5-9 setter Caitin Penrod of Ogden, Utah
6-0 OH Bethany Wray of West Haven, Utah
5-11 MB Emily Jones of Rigby, Idaho
6-1 OH Briana Wilms of Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada

Former Gopher Nicole Branagh received the FIVB most improved player on the international circuit award.

USA Volleyball will host its Sixth Annual High Performance Coaches Clinic Jan. 22-24, 2009, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Cost is $400.

Next up: later today with a review of the high school season.