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Wisconsin Hangs on For Elite Eight Berth with (3-2) Win Over Ohio State

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MADISON (WKOW) -

A sellout crowd of 6,012 was treated to a "legendary" match on Friday afternoon, as the third-seeded Wisconsin women's volleyball team came from behind to down Ohio State, 3-2, in the NCAA Regional semifinals. In the third meeting between the two teams this season, the Badgers edged the Buckeyes 25-15, 22-25, 29-31, 25-22-15-13 in the UW Field House.

"Wow," UW head coach Kelly Sheffield said. "So many wow things. Wow for the fans for packing the Field House and really, really, when we needed them and how loud they were. A lot of people called in sick or skipped work or class or whatever to get in here. I'm not sure we'd do that without the fans and how they were. So that was incredible."

Senior setter Lauren Carlini delivered 62 assists, tying her career-high, and saved a team-high 16 digs. Carlini led the match with three service aces, followed by Haggerty with a pair of aces.

The Badger defense held OSU to hitting .185 percent (65-32-178), out digging the Buckeyes 72-66. Junior Kelli Bates recorded 13 digs on the afternoon while sophomore Amber MacDonald saved 11 digs and served up one ace.

Wisconsin hits the court again Saturday, taking on the winner of No. 6 Stanford. The match at the UW Field House is set to begin at 5 p.m., live on ESPNU. The match is already sold out.

(UW Athletics contributed to this article.)

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