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Monday, March 01, 2021

Volleyball

Wisconsin has played better in its last four games, trying to right the boat after a rocky start.
VOLLEYBALL

Badgers stay perfect in Big Ten play, stomp Indiana

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. 


Senior middle blocker Tionna Williams hit .636 percent with seven kills as the Badgers swept the Green Bay Phoenix to advanced to the next round of the NCAA Tournament. 
VOLLEYBALL

Badgers railroad Boilermakers, win in straight sets

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.  


After one of the best careers in UW history, Lauren Carlini has used her mental fortitude to help create a strong start to her professional career. 
VOLLEYBALL

Now abroad, mental fortitude key for Carlini

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.


VOLLEYBALL

Déjà vu in December: Wisconsin falls to Stanford in Sweet 16, eliminated from NCAA tournament

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.


VOLLEYBALL

Badgers enjoying ride to Sweet Sixteen as it prepares to face Stanford

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.


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