University of Wisconsin-Madison

12/07/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/08/2019 01:44

Badger volleyball team advances to NCAA Sweet 16

The No. 4 Wisconsin volleyball team rolled into the Sweet 16 of the 2019 NCAA Tournament with a straight-set win over UCLA on Saturday night during the second round of Division 1 championship play at the UW Field House. The Badgers (24-6) swept the Bruins (19-12) by a score of 25-18, 25-21, 25-14.

Photos by jeff miller

1Wisconsin libero Tiffany Clark (17) digs the ball. Clark finished with a team-high eight digs. Photo by: Jeff Miller

2Wisconsin setter Sydney Hilley (2) and middle blocker Dana Rettke (16) block the ball at the net line. Photo by: Jeff Miller

3At center, Wisconsin Assistant Coach Gary White huddles with the team during a timeout. Photo by: Jeff Miller

4The team celebrates another point. 'The crowd was revved up and ready to go,' said Head Coach Kelly Sheffield. Photo by: Jeff Miller

5Wisconsin hitter Madison Duello (14) taps the ball over the net for a point. Photo by: Jeff Miller

6'I really appreciate how loud it was in there tonight and last night,' said Sheffield. 'They came in noisy and stayed like that for both matches. I'm so appreciative of the support we get here.' Photo by: Jeff Miller

7Wisconsin advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the seventh straight season under Sheffield. Photo by: Jeff Miller

8Wisconsin held its 20th opponent of the season to under .200 in hitting as UCLA hit .194. Photo by: Jeff Miller

9The Badgers move on to face No. 13 Texas A&M in the NCAA Sweet 16 next Friday. Photo by: Jeff Miller

On Friday, after taking the first two sets without much trouble, Wisconsin rallied to take the third set and the match in its first-round NCAA matchup against Illinois State.

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