The Washington Huskies lost the final three sets after jumping out to a two set lead in the second round of the NCAA volleyball tournament, falling 3-2 to Minnesota on Saturday night.
Through the first two sets, the Dawgs recorded 31 kills and just seven errors. But the Huskies committed nine errors in the next two sets and couldn’t slow down the Gophers hitters in the deciding fifth set, where Minnesota hit .407 to grab a 18-25, 20-25, 25-17, 25-21, 15-11 win.
Freshman Krista Vansant had another great match, leading Washington with 22 kills and a .327 hitting percentage.
But the Huskies couldn’t slow down Katherine Harms and Ashley Wittman, who combined for 52 kills to lead Minnesota.
The Huskies hit .227 for the match, while Minnesota hit .249.
The Huskies finished the season with a 24-8 record.