Wisconsin wins sweep of Nebraska with win in set three, 25-23.

No. 3 Wisconsin won five straight, and now has six consecutive wins against Nebraska. Wisconsin won a sweep of No. 6 Nebraska, with a 25-23 victory from behind in set 3. This win was a dominating performance by the Badgers. It was also a major win in the Big Ten. The Badgers ended Huskers’ unbeaten record in the Big Ten, and placed themselves in a strong position to win this conference.

Both the Badgers as well as the Huskers are currently 10-1 in Big Ten.

The Huskers were outhit by Wisconsin.229 to 1.148. Anna Smrek, a Badgers right-side hitter, recently made the transition to Anna Smrek. She had an impressive match that saw 12 kills on.647 hitting. We were amazed at the impact Julia Orzol has made as a freshman. Now we have Smrek. Dana Rettke was able to turn it on after a slow start, and she ended up with 11 kills. Sydney Hilley did a fantastic job of following their game plan and posted 37 assists as well as 16 digs.

After trailing the Huskers by a huge swing from Julia Orzol, the Badgers won it back. Hilley set a great example for the Badgers and scored three kills. Her efforts made all the difference for the Badgers. Rettke and Hilley were on the court preparing their team and keeping them composed and calm. They sparked a comeback that saw them regain the lead. Rettke gave Badgers match point from the slide. The Huskers won two sets, but an attacking error by Nebraska sealed the deal.

The Huskers looked great, despite being swept. The fact that the Badgers were and played high-caliber volleyball was the only thing that made it different. Madki Kubik and Lindsay Krause each had nine kills in the match. Lauren Stivrins also contributed nine kills.