Badger volleyball wins 16th straight match

#2 Wisconsin overcomes #10 Illinois, 3-1
Badger volleyball wins 16th straight match

Freshman Kelli Bates had 17 kills to lead the second ranked Wisconsin Badgers volleyball team to a 3-1 win over 10th ranked Illinois at the UW Fieldhouse Wednesday night.

The teams split the first two sets before the Badgers took the last two sets 27-25 and 28-26.

Haleigh Nelson and Courtney Thomas added 12 kills apiece for Wisconsin.

Jocelynn Birks had 20 kills for Illinois.

Wisconsin maintains its lead atop the Big Ten with a 16-1 conference record. The Badgers are 25-2 overall.

Illinois falls to 13-4 in the Big Ten and 21-7 overall.