Minnesota defeats Hawaii to advance in NCAA Volleyball tournament

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Minnesota middle blocker Hannah Tapp (7) powers one past Hawaii outside hitter Mckenna Granato (3) at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)

The Minnesota Gophers volleyball team advances to the next round of NCAA Women’s Volleyball Playoffs with a win against Hawaii on December 3, 2016 at the Sports Pavilion at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn.

Minnesota will host Missouri at 7:15 on Friday, December 8, followed by the second game of the NCAA Minneapolis Regional, hosted by the University of Minnesota, featuring North Carolina and UCLA.  The winners will face off on Saturday for a bid to the volleyball Final Four in Columbus, Ohio.

There is a grea set-by-set recap at http://www.gophersports.com/sports/w-volley/recaps/120316aaf.html.

Notable performances by the Gophers included ten plus kills for Sarah WilhitePaige Tapp and Molly Lohman.

Minnesota setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson (11) makes the set for Minnesota middle blocker Molly Lohman (13) at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii  at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson (11) makes the set for Minnesota middle blocker Molly Lohman (13) at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
A gopher conference at the net at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii  at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
A gopher conference at the net at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota middle blocker Paige Tapp (4) pops one over the hawaii defense at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii  at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota middle blocker Paige Tapp (4) pops one over the hawaii defense at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota middle blocker Paige Tapp (4) reaches high for the block at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii  at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota middle blocker Paige Tapp (4) reaches high for the block at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota middle blocker Paige Tapp (4) puts one past Hawaii outside hitter Mckenna Granato (3) at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii  at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota middle blocker Paige Tapp (4) puts one past Hawaii outside hitter Mckenna Granato (3) at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson (11) serving at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii  at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson (11) serving at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota outside hitter Alexis Hart (19), Minnesota middle blocker Molly Lohman (13) and Minnesota middle blocker Paige Tapp (4) nearly impenetrable at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii  at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota outside hitter Alexis Hart (19), Minnesota middle blocker Molly Lohman (13) and Minnesota middle blocker Paige Tapp (4) nearly impenetrable at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota middle blocker Hannah Tapp (7) and M13 put up a strong defense at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii  at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota middle blocker Hannah Tapp (7) and M13 put up a strong defense at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota outside hitter Sarah Wilhite (8) blasts one past the Hawaii defense at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii  at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota outside hitter Sarah Wilhite (8) blasts one past the Hawaii defense at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota middle blocker Hannah Tapp (7) powers one past Hawaii outside hitter Mckenna Granato (3) at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii  at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota middle blocker Hannah Tapp (7) powers one past Hawaii outside hitter Mckenna Granato (3) at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota outside hitter Sarah Wilhite (8) digs for the ball at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii  at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota outside hitter Sarah Wilhite (8) digs for the ball at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota outside hitter Alexis Hart (19) ttys to get one past Hawaii middle blocker Natasha Burns (6) and Hawaii setter Kendra Koelsch (2) at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii  at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota outside hitter Alexis Hart (19) ttys to get one past Hawaii middle blocker Natasha Burns (6) and Hawaii setter Kendra Koelsch (2) at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota outside hitter Sarah Wilhite (8) goes way up high to beat Hawaii middle blocker Emily Maglio (19) and Hawaii setter Kendra Koelsch (2) at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii  at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota outside hitter Sarah Wilhite (8) goes way up high to beat Hawaii middle blocker Emily Maglio (19) and Hawaii setter Kendra Koelsch (2) at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota outside hitter Sarah Wilhite (8) was strong on defense too at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii  at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota outside hitter Sarah Wilhite (8) was strong on defense too at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota middle blocker Molly Lohman (13) and Minnesota outside hitter Sarah Wilhite (8) with block against Hawaii middle blocker Emily Maglio (19) at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii  at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota middle blocker Molly Lohman (13) and Minnesota outside hitter Sarah Wilhite (8) with block against Hawaii middle blocker Emily Maglio (19) at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota outside hitter Sarah Wilhite (8) powers one through the Hawaii defense at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii  at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota outside hitter Sarah Wilhite (8) powers one through the Hawaii defense at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota outside hitter Sarah Wilhite (8) makes a set at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii  at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Minnesota outside hitter Sarah Wilhite (8) makes a set at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Hawaii middle hitter Annie Mitchem (8) was a power at the net for Hawaii at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii  at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Hawaii middle hitter Annie Mitchem (8) was a power at the net for Hawaii at the 2016 NCAA second round on December 3, 2016 between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Hawaii at at The Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)