Minnesota Falls to Texas in Three Sets

The 11th-seeded Minnesota volleyball team put up a valiant effort, but came up short in their semifinal matchup against second-seeded Texas Longhorns Thursday in the 2009 National Semifinals. Texas scored 17 of the final 20 points to win 25-19, 25-20 and 25-15 in the ESPN televised match. Texas will face the victor of #1 Penn State and #12 Hawai'i in the National Championship Saturday.

Minnesota, who advanced to the National Semifinals with a four-set victory over third-seeded Florida State at the Sports Pavilion on last Saturday. The Golden Gophers were the only one of the four regional hosts to advance to the National Semifinals.

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