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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Jackson State Tigers volleyball season ended on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, after dropping a 3-0 (9-25, 13-25, 17-25) decision to second-seeded Minnesota at Sports Pavilion.  Jackson State finishes the season with a 15-22 record, as the Gophers move to 27-4.2015 WVB Champ logo

Mikayla Rolle led the Tigers’ offense with seven kills and three errors on 13 swings for a .308 hitting percentage. Taija Thomas picked up six kills and a dig while Alexsis Ford tallied five putaways. Setter Jenna Siddiqui dished out 15 assists, six digs and four kills as Keirsten Howard had 10 helpers, two kills and a service ace. Tamisha Barry chipped in three kills as Tyler Moorer collected six digs. Jackson State posted a .162 (27 kills, 14 errors, 80 attempts) hitting percentage in the match.

Minnesota was led by Hannah Tapp’s 12 kills and three blocks as Santana Daly tallied 11 kills, eight digs, two aces and a block assist. Sarah Wilhite posted 10 kills, two digs, two blocks and a service ace as Samantha Seliger-Swenson dished out 43 assists, five digs, two kills and one block assist. Molly Lohman had eight kills and four blocks while Dalianliz Rosado collected eight digs and two assists. The Gophers swung at a .562 (49 kills, 4 errors, 80 attempts) clip in the contest.


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