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Gophers volleyball heads to Sweet 16 with win over Marquette

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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 Gophers (a 2-seed in their bracket, and ranked No. 4 in the nation) are 28-4 this season, and with Saturday's victory remain undefeated at home.

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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.

Here's the full bracket.

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