S: 4 Scottee Johnson 6-0 So OH: 1 Paige Jones 6-1 Sr OH: 5 Jess Mruzik 6-1 So OPP: 18 May Pertofsky 6-1 Jr OPP: 27 Kendall Murray 6-2 So MB: 14 Jess Robinson 6-2 Jr MB: 17 Jacque Boney 6-4 Fr L: 9 Hannah Grant 5-8 R-So DS: 16 Haley Hallgren 6-1 Gr
S: 5 Melani Shaffmaster 6-3 So OH: 12 Taylor Landfair 6-5 So OH: 2 Jenna Wenaas 6-1 So OPP: 10 Stephanie Samedy 6-2 R-Sr MB: 23 Katie Myers 6-2 R-Sr MB: 16 Ellie Husemann 6-3 Jr or 9 Shea Rubright 6-5 Jr L: 7 CC McGraw 5-9 Sr DS: 6 Rachel Kilkelly 5-9 Jr
The last time these two met, Sep 24, 2021 the match went 5 sets. The Gophers won 3-2. Box ScoreRecap
I'm going to need a nap before heading out to Crisler, the 9:00 PM ET start is going to be rough. I think there will be a decent student turnout for this one as there will be a lot of giveaways happening.
I was very pleased with Michigan's performance at the Pav; it was probably their best of the year. They are going to need to figure out how to carry that over for three complete sets though, and I think that's a lot to ask. Michigan hasn't beaten the Gophers since 2014 and as long as Samedy is on the other side of the net, I have a hard time feeling very confident about our chances. But maybe the new floor and a rowdy crowd can swing momentum; maybe Johnson finally finds a connection with Jones; maybe we can pass our way out of a paper bag just enough to compete.
Post by gophervbfan on Oct 7, 2021 18:13:42 GMT -5
This weekend has me a bit flummoxed. Here we are several weeks into the conference schedule and I could see the Gophers finishing somewhere from winning the conference all of the way down to a 6th place finish. I am confident they have a better team than the one that finished the spring season yet it feels like we haven't come close to hitting our potential. Winning both matches this weekend would be a positive sign but anything less than that would feel a bit wobbly.