Gophersports.com -- The No. 3 University of Minnesota volleyball team fell to No. 14 Michigan State in five sets, tonight, in East Lansing, Mich. With the loss, the Golden Gophers fall to 14-3 overall and 6-2 in the Big Ten. MSU improves to 16-4 overall and 5-3 in league action.

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Minnesota was led by Sarah Wilhite who had 20 kills and tied a career-high 59 attempts. She finished off the double-double tying a career-high 19 digs. Alexis Hart had 15 kills and hit .303, while Hannah Tapp had 13 kills and hit .321. Paige Tapp also had eight kills and hit .368. Samantha Seliger-Swenson had 50 assists and 13 digs.

As a team, the Gophers hit .268 to MSU's .201. MSU tacked on 15 blocks to Minnesota's 10. The Gophers also held a 65-56 dig advantage.

Minnesota is on the road again next weekend when it travels to Iowa and No. 2 Nebraska, Friday and Sunday. Friday's match is in Iowa City, Iowa at 6 p.m., while Minnesota plays in Lincoln, Neb., Sunday at 1 p.m. Both matches are on BTN.

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