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Wisconsin Volleyball headed to Sweet 16

Defeat California 3-0

MADISON - Wisconsin Volleyball headed to Sweet 16

Wisconsin Badgers volleyball is headed to the Sweet 16.

In their first NCAA Tournament action since 2007, Wisconsin throttled Milwaukee in straight sets Friday night. Saturday at the UW-Fieldhouse, they made short work of Cal as well. Wisconsin won their second round NCAA Tournament match 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-21).

In the first set, UW battled Cal to a 13-12 start, but Deme Morales led the Badgers on a 7-1 run, and UW took the set 25-19. 

In set number two, Wisconsin got off to a fast start. Courtney Thomas' kill gave the Badgers a 7-3 lead. From there, the Bears couldn't pull even as Wisconsin cruised to take the set 25-18. 

In set three, it was the Bears who got off to a fast start. A Thomas error gave Cal a 10-4 lead. Cal led until an error by Cal's Lillian Shonewise brought Wisconsin to a 16-16 tie. The two exchanged points until Wisconsin closed out the third set on a 5-1 run, capped off by an Ellen Chapman kill to win the match.

With the win, Wisconsin travels to Champaign, Ill. to play Florida State on December 13.  


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