Michigan, Penn State fall at NCAA tourney

Michigan, Penn State fall at NCAA tourney

Michigan fell to No. 3 seed Texas, 3-2, in the first semifinal of the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament tonight, then top-seeded Penn State was upset by Oregon, 3-1, in the second semifinal. Texas and Oregon advance to Saturday’s championship. Kara Lentz and Michelle McMahon wrap-up the action for BTN with more video coverage inside this post.

Texas 3, Michigan 2: Junior Lexi Erwin had 26 kills on 87 swings, and Michigan (27-11)  won sets two and three against Texas (28-4), but the Longhorns had a strong start and finish in the fifth and deciding set to win in front of 13,385 fans at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville. Set scores were 25-11, 21-25, 23-25, 25-12 and 15-11. NCAA.com Box score | GametrackerMore at MGoBlue.com

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Coach Mark Rosen Interview:

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Player reaction:

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Oregon 3, Penn State 1: Penn State (34-3) won the opening frame 25-21 before No. 5 seed Oregon (29-4) chalked up three straight wins (30-28, 25-22, and 25-19) to knock off the tournament’s top seed. Oregon’s offense led by 17 kills from Liz Brenner fueled the Ducks to their first NCAA championship match in program history. NCAA.com box score | GametrackerMore at GoPSUsports.com

Here’s the full interactive bracket from NCAA.com.

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