No. 9 Wisconsin Volleyball Sweeps Northwestern - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

No. 9 Wisconsin Volleyball Sweeps Northwestern

Posted: Updated:
MADISON -

A solid team effort propelled the ninth-ranked Wisconsin volleyball team to a sweep of Northwestern, 25-17, 25-9, 25-16, at the UW Field House Saturday night.

Wisconsin (15-6 overall, 6-6 Big Ten) hit an impressive .357 (46 kills – 10 errors – 93 attempts) while holding Northwestern to .020 (24-22-100), the second lowest by a UW opponent this season. 

Senior Lauryn Gillis and freshman Dana Rettke led the offensive charge, collecting 12 and 11 kills, respectively. Setter Sydney Hilley notched 41 assists running the Badger offense.

Defensively the Badgers were unstoppable. At the net Tionna Williams and Madison Duello had six blocks apiece with Kelli Bates and Dana Rettke adding five stuffs each giving UW a 13-0 blocking advantage.

The Badgers also earn a 50-30 advantage in digs. Libero Tiffany Clark paced the team with 18 ups.

Behind the service line, UW notched three aces and Northwestern (13-11, 3-9) nabbed two. Junior Amber MacDonald had two of Wisconsin’s aces and Duello added one ace.

--Wisconsin Athletic Communications

  • SPORTSSPORTSMore>>

  • Bucks beat Suns 109-105 hours after firing Jason Kidd

    Bucks beat Suns 109-105 hours after firing Jason Kidd

    Khris Middleton scored 35 points and hit two long jumpers in the final minute, Malcolm Brogdon added 32 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns 109-105 on Monday night hours after firing coach Jason Kidd.

    More >>

    Khris Middleton scored 35 points and hit two long jumpers in the final minute, Malcolm Brogdon added 32 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns 109-105 on Monday night hours after firing coach Jason Kidd.

    More >>
  • Milwaukee Bucks fire Head Coach Jason Kid

    Milwaukee Bucks fire Head Coach Jason Kid

    Milwaukee Bucks Coach Jason Kidd has been fired, according to a report from ESPN. Kidd led the Bucks to a mediocre 23-22 record through the first 45 games of the 2017-18 season.

    More >>

    Milwaukee Bucks Coach Jason Kidd has been fired, according to a report from ESPN. Kidd led the Bucks to a mediocre 23-22 record through the first 45 games of the 2017-18 season.

    More >>
  • Pat Miller's legacy grows at UW Whitewater

    Pat Miller's legacy grows at UW Whitewater

    In his 17th season, UW-Whitewater's head men's basketball coach, Pat Miller continues to win, and climb the record book ranks in the process, continuing to become one of the most winningest active coaches in the country.

    More >>

    In his 17th season, UW-Whitewater's head men's basketball coach, Pat Miller continues to win, and climb the record book ranks in the process, continuing to become one of the most winningest active coaches in the country.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly