Dec. 8, 2012
BERKELEY -Michigan (27-11), behind tournament MVP Lexi Erwin's match-high 23 kills, upset No. 2 national seed Stanford (30-4), 3-1 (20-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-20) Saturday night (Dec. 8) at the 2012 NCAA Women's Volleyball Berkeley Regional, held at the University of California's Haas Pavilion. The Wolverines will now join Penn State, Oregon and Texas at the 2012 NCAA championships, Dec. 13-15 in Louisville, KY. Michigan faces the Longhorns on Dec. 13 in the national semifinals.
After losing the first game, 25-20, the Wolverines were able to reverse the tide and win the next three games by identical 25-20 margins to advance to the championship round of the NCAA women's volleyball tournament for the first time in school history.
Besides junior Erwin's impressive 23 kills, sophomore setter Lexi Dannemiller dished out 59 assists and junior middle blocker Jennifer Cross finished with 15 kills. Freshman Tiffany Morales led Michigan with 22 digs.
For the Cardinal, who ended their season 30-4 overall and were 19-1 in the Pac-12, they were led by junior Carly Wopat, who had 13 kills and only one error in 26 attempts for a .462 hitting percentage.
Joining Erwin on the all-tournament team were Cross and Dennemiller from Michigan; Wopat, freshman Inky Ajanaku and freshman Jordan Burgess from Stanford; and Lauren Wickinski from Michigan State.
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