The RV Minnesota Golden Gophers (10-10, 6-6 Big Ten) are embarking on their final full weekend road trip of the 2023 regular season. They will face Ohio State (8-13, 5-7 Big Ten) on Friday and Northwestern (11-11, 5-7 Big Ten) on Sunday. The Friday match will begin at 5:30 p.m. CT, while the Sunday match will start at 1 p.m. BTN will televise the Friday match, and B1G+ will stream the Sunday match.
Ohio State Game Information:
RV Minnesota at Ohio State
Friday, Nov. 3
6:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. CT
TV/Stream: BTN – Sloane Martin (Play-By-Play) and Audrey Flaugh (Analyst)
Northwestern Game Information:
RV Minnesota at Northwestern
Sunday, Nov. 5
1 p.m. CT
TV/Stream: B1G+ – Rhett Roelandt (Play-By-Play) and TBD (Analyst)
Notes to Know:
– Keegan Cook recently won his 200th career game as a head coach.
– Minnesota had been ranked in 130 straight AVCA polls before the Oct. 16 poll.
– Minnesota has won 53 out of 90 matchups against Wisconsin.
– Phoebe Awoleye ranks No. 45 in the nation and No. 5 in the Big Ten in blocks per set.
– Kylie Murr is the only Big Ten player to post double-digit digs in every match this season.
– Mckenna Wucherer leads the team and ranks 15th in the Big Ten in kills per set.
– Melani Shaffmaster leads the Big Ten with 11 double doubles this season.
– Mckenna Wucherer has posted 10+ kill matches in nine out of the last 11 matches.
– Melani Shaffmaster ranks 8th all-time in Gophers history with 3,626 career assists.
– Taylor Landfair has hit over .300 in eight of the team’s 11 Big Ten matches.
– Kylie Murr ranks fifth in the Big Ten in digs per set.
– Melani Shaffmaster became the fourth Gopher all-time to reach 3,500 career assists and 1,000 digs.
– Minnesota ranks second in the Big Ten in service aces per set.
– The Gophers are 2-7 against ranked opponents this season.
– Melani Shaffmaster has posted 40+ assists four times in 2023.
– Minnesota is looking for their first win at UW Fieldhouse since 2018.
– The Gophers recently played in the most-watched college volleyball match of all time, drawing 1.659 million viewers.
– In their last match, the Gophers fell to No. 2 Wisconsin.
– The Gophers are currently unranked in the AVCA poll.
– Ohio State is 0-11 against ranked opponents this season.
– Ohio State has made three straight NCAA Tournaments.
– Northwestern has beaten No. 17 Purdue and Michigan St. in Big Ten play.
– Northwestern’s libero Eilee Stinson ranks third in the Big Ten in digs per set.
– Northwestern has a pair of Minnesota connections with former middle blocker Ellie Husemann and former Gophers volunteer assistant coach Pedro Mendes.
– Minnesota has a winning record against both Ohio State and Northwestern.
– Melani Shaffmaster recently recorded her 3,500th assist and 1,000th dig.
– Taylor Landfair is approaching 1,000 career kills at Minnesota.
– Melani Shaffmaster has recorded numerous double doubles throughout her career.