The No. 3 Gophers volleyball team ended a two-match losing streak by beating Iowa 25-23, 25-22, 25-19 on Saturday night in Iowa City. Jasmyn Martin and Stephanie Samedy each had 13 kills to lead Minnesota while Alexis Hart added 12.
The Gophers (13-2, 2-2 Big Ten) hit .333, led by Molly Lohman (.583) and Regan Pittman (.438), who had nine and seven kills, respectively; the Hawkeyes (12-5, 1-3) hit .248.
U, Alberta to face off
The No. 3 Gophers men’s hockey team will play Alberta at 5 p.m. Sunday at Mariucci Arena in its only exhibition game.
Most, if not all, of the six freshmen will likely play, including Eden Prairie forward Casey Mittelstadt. Sophomore defenseman Tyler Nanne, who was on the Ohio State roster in 2015-16, also will be eligible to play for Minnesota after sitting out a season under NCAA transfer rules.
Junior goalie Eric Schierhorn, who has made 75 consecutive starts, returns in the nets.
Alberta played at Minnesota Duluth on Saturday night.
• Bethany Hasz, Madeline Strandemo and Megan Hasz placed sixth through eighth, respectively, to lead the No. 20 Gophers women’s cross-country team to fourth place at the Greater Louisville Classic.
• Five Minnesota golfers advanced to the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club next April 1 by winning their age division at a regional qualifier at Interlachen Country Club in Edina. They are Isabella McCauley, Inver Grove Heights, and Corey Boerner, Bloomington, 14-15; Vunnisa Vu, Maplewood, and Andrew Ramos, Blaine, 12-13, and Sam Udovich, West St. Paul, 10-11.