After spending 14 years with the Wisconsin volleyball team, head coach Pete Waite announced he has decided to step down Monday effective immediately, according to the UW athletic department.
Back from another weekend on the road, the Wisconsin volleyball team concluded its road trip with two losses against strong Big Ten opponents. On Friday night, the Badgers (4-12 Big Ten, 16-13 overall) were swept in three sets by Michigan (9-7, 21-9) and, just 24 hours later, were swept by Michigan State (9-7, 21-7) in East Lansing, Mich.
The Wisconsin women’s volleyball team (4-8 Big Ten, 16-9 overall) played against Illinois (4-8, 10-12) Friday in what was a tough-fought match that went four sets. The Badgers came out and lost the first set 22-25, but there were definite signs of improvement in their play from last week.
The Wisconsin women’s volleyball team (3-7 Big Ten, 15-8 overall) will host Illinois (4-6, 10-10) Friday at the UW Field House, and Northwestern (14-7, 3-7) will travel to Wisconsin for a Sunday afternoon match.
This Friday the UW women’s volleyball team (3-7 Big Ten, 15-8 overall) will be hosting Illinois (4-6, 10-10) at Wisconsin’s Field House. Northwestern (3-7, 14-7) will then travel to Wisconsin for a Sunday afternoon match.
The Badger women’s volleyball team (1-3 Big Ten, 13-4 overall) hosted No. 1 Penn State (4-0 Big Ten, 14-1 overall) Friday night in what was sure to be one of its toughest matches of the season. Unfortunately for Wisconsin, it ended with a three-set sweep by the Nittney Lions (25-19, 25-21, 25-7).
By Vince Huth
A strong performance in Wisconsin volleyball’s (8-1 overall) nine-set, three-game sweep at this weekend’s InnTowner Invitational brought more than just a team crown for senior middle blocker Mary Ording. The Carmel, Ind., native was named the Big Ten’s defensive player of the week Monday after accumulating 13 blocks over the weekend.
The Badger women’s volleyball team (8-1 overall) kicked off their 2012 season at home this weekend with wins in nine straight sets en route to the Inn Towner Invitational title at the UW Fieldhouse. After sweeping Drake on Friday and overcoming an early first set deficit Saturday against North Dakota State, Wisconsin took the momentum early in the championship game against Milwaukee, and held on to win 25-15, 26-24, 25-23.
The Wisconsin volleyball team (5-1 overall) will return to the UW Field House this weekend for the 21st annual InnTowner Invitational.