The Gophers volleyball team is headed to the Sweet 16.
Minnesota beat Marquette 3-0 Saturday in the second round of the NCAA tournament, earning a chance to play Illinois later this week.
The Golden Eagles kept a couple sets close.
In the first, Marquette went on a 5-0 run late to pull within 22-20 – but a kill from Sarah Wilhite, plus a couple of service errors gave Minnesota the 25-23 win.
And in the third set, there were five lead changes. But a 6-0 run by the Gophers late sealed things, and they took the set 25-21.
Daly Santana had a team-high 12 kills for the Gophers, while Hannah Tapp and Molly Lohman notched 7 blocks apiece.
The Gophers play the University of Illinois (21-12) Friday, though a time hasn't been announced. Whoever wins will play the victor from Penn State-Hawaii, happening that same day.