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The team's newfound success at stopping opponents starts with the quiet players turning louder and the loud ones getting more numerous.
Alabama, Michigan, Cincinnati and Georgia appear to have secured their spots in the four-team playoff. Many other bowl games will fill their slots Sunday as well.
Gophers hitters Stephanie Samedy (16 kills), Jenna Wenaas (14) and Airi Miyabe (11) were not just powerful but varied in their depth and angles of attack in defeating Stanford.
The Wild confirmed its emergence as one of the best in the league on Saturday, beating Toronto 4-3 in a shootout to run its win streak to six games.