The No. 3-ranked Gophers volleyball tied another school record by beating visiting Maryland 25-18, 25-17, 25-14 on Wednesday night at the Sports Pavilion for their 15th consecutive victory. The 2000 team opened its season with 15 wins in a row.
Senior outside hitter Daly Santana led Minnesota with 15 kills and 11 digs.
“We did pretty well, especially on our defense,” Santana said. “We were really scrappy and making some plays. [And] I was a little more consistent in the attacking part of it.”
Santana had 11 kills and was hitting .588 through two sets. She ended the match, too, with two kills.
Teammates Hannah Tapp and Sarah Wilhite had 10 kills apiece. Tapp hit .600. Setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson had 33 assists and 12 digs.
The win was the 15th consecutive in Big Ten matches for the Gophers (24-3, 16-1) — building on another program record. They need only one more win in their final three regular-season matches to clinch at least a tie for their second Big Ten title. Minnesota won its first in 2002.
Maryland (13-18, 3-14) dropped to 0-7 all-time against the Gophers.