It was hard to envision the No. 6 Wisconsin Badgers (11-4 overall, 7-0 Big 10) being pushed to five sets by the No. 17 Illinois Fighting Illini (9-7 overall, 4-3 Big 10) going into the night. When the Illini won sets two and three, however, Wisconsin’s spotless conference record was very much in doubt.
History was made at the Wisconsin Field House on Wednesday night, as the No. 13 Wisconsin Badgers Volleyball (7-4 overall, 3-0 Big Ten) team recorded their 1,000th program win. What a win it was, as Wisconsin defeated No. 5 Penn State (9-3 overall, 2-1 Big Ten) in dramatic fashion, coming from behind after dropping the first set to the Nittany Lions.
The Wisconsin Badgers (6-4 overall, 2-0 Big Ten) continued their strong start to conference play Sunday, as they defeated the Indiana Hoosiers (11-4 overall, 0-2 Big Ten) in four sets, highlighted by strong performances from Molly Haggerty and Grace Loberg.
If you just looked at the box score, you might have thought that the No.13 Wisconsin Badgers (5-4 overall, 1-0 Big Ten) cruised past the No.15 Purdue Boilermakers (8-2 overall, 0-1 Big Ten) without much difficulty. The Badgers swept the Boilermakers on three sets, and all advanced stats were slanted heavily in the Badgers favor.
The Field House was packed for No. 9 Wisconsin’s (4-3) red-out game against No. 10 Washington (8-1), but the crowd went home disappointed after the Huskies upset the Badgers three sets to one.
Head Coach Kelly Sheffield was unsure how his team would deal with an athletic Pepperdine team Friday night. Much to his delight, the Badgers (15-5 Big Ten, 24-6 overall) were ready for the Waves'attack, beating Pepperdine (14-4 WCC, 22-9) 25-16, 25-12, 15-25, 25-13 to advance to the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament.
No. 6 Wisconsin’s athleticism was simply too much to handle for the Green Bay Phoenix Thursday night in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
The No. 6 Wisconsin Badgers (15-5 Big Ten, 22-6 overall) are playing their best volleyball when it matters most.
After beating No. 12 Purdue and Indiana last weekend, the No. 7 Wisconsin Badgers (11-5 Big Ten, 18-6 overall) jumped up a spot in the national polls.
If No. 13 Purdue was a tough challenge for the No. 8 Wisconsin (11-5 Big Ten, 18-6) Badgers, the Indiana Hoosiers (6-10 Big Ten, 15-12 overall) seemed like an open-note quiz on Senior Night at the UW Field House Saturday.
No. 8 Wisconsin (10-5 Big Ten, 17-6 overall) defeated No. 12 Purdue (10-5, 21-5) 3-2 in a wild five-set battle at the UW Field House Friday night.
The 2018 season has lived up to high expectations for the No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers (9-5 Big Ten, 16-6 overall) so far.
To say the Badger volleyball squad has had an outstanding last couple of weeks would be an understatement.
The No. 6 Wisconsin volleyball team (0-0 Big Ten, 6-1 overall) split a pair of weekend matches on their trip to Texas, losing in four sets to Baylor, and routing North Texas 3-0. In their match vs.
Football Last Season 2017 was by almost all measures the most successful season in program history, but its ending also left many Badger fans wanting more.
This past weekend, the Wisconsin Badgers volleyball team (3-1) picked up two huge wins against two strong programs in the HotelRED Invitational. In Saturday’s home opener, the No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers welcomed No. 2 Texas Longhorns (3-1) to a sold-out Wisconsin Field House.
LONDON — As she’s ascended through the ranks of volleyball, Lauren Carlini has become accustomed to adjustment. She’s bridged the gap between West Aurora High School and Wisconsin, proved herself to USA Volleyball coaches and recently forged a professional career with Florentine outfit Savino Del Bene Volley Scandicci. Of course, there have been some difficult moments.
Although they transpired under decidedly different circumstances, the story behind each of Wisconsin’s last two trips to the NCAA tournament feature exactly the same ending. A year after suffering a tragic defeat to Stanford in the 2016 elite eight match, the Badgers (11-9 Big Ten, 22-10 overall) once again watched their championship hopes collapse at the hands of the Cardinals (19-1 Pac 12, 29-3), losing by a score of 25-22, 20-25, 21-25, 19-25 in the Sweet 16 Friday night in California. UW’s loss was underscored by its inability to slow down Stanford’s electric offense, a unit which hit an astronomical .436 on the night.
Being in the moment and focusing on what lies ahead of you is crucial to game-time focus. Not dwelling on the past or looking too far into the future is what makes or breaks a player’s presence on the court. As the Wisconsin Badgers (11-9 Big Ten 22-9 overall)head into more competitive rounds of the NCAA Tournament, keeping loose and enjoying the moment are key principles in the team’s mindset.