The No 3 Gophers volleyball team swept Toledo 25-14, 25-22, 25-14 and Wisconsin-Green Bay 25-21, 25-13, 25-21 on Saturday in the Diet Coke Classic at the Sports Pavilion.
Senior Sarah Wilhite had 16 kills and hit .538 in the first match, and Hannah Tapp had 11 kills and hit .476. Sophomore setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson had 34 assists and 10 digs.
Against UW-Green Bay, Wilhite had another 16 kills to lead the Gophers (8-1) while Seliger-Swenson, named the tournament MVP, had 36 assists.
Lourdes AD to retire
Marv Peters, in his 44th years as the athletic director at Rochester Lourdes, announced he will retire in June on Friday during the Eagles’ homecoming football game.
Teams at Lourdes won 43 state titles during Peters’ tenure, and finished state runners-up 30 times.
“Lourdes has been like family,” Peters said. “The many coaches, the thousands of students and their families, and the great friendships in teaching and administration have made it a great vocation.”
Peters also was the defensive coordinator and later the head football coach for part of his time at Lourdes.
• The Gophers women’s soccer team will play No. 19 Ohio State (6-2-1) at 1 p.m. Sunday at Robbie Stadium in St. Paul. Minnesota (6-2-1), ranked No. 10 in the NSCAA poll, tied defending NCAA and Big Ten champion Penn State 1-1 in overtime on Friday at home in its conference opener before 1,758, an attendance record. The Buckeyes (6-2-1) tied Wisconsin 2-2 in Madison the same night.
• The Carolina Hurricanes beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 in the NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Mich. Alex Tuch and Zach Schroeder scored the Wild’s goals.