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This Week in Volleyball

 Aug. 28  W. KENTUCKY  L, 1-3
 Aug. 29  COLGATE W, 3-0
 Aug. 29  COLL OF CHARLESTON  W, 3-0
 Sept. 4   vs. North Carolina W, 3-0
 Sept. 5  at Louisville   W, 3-1
 Sept. 10  GEORGIA W, 3-0
 Sept. 11  KENT STATE  W, 3-0
 Sept. 18  vs. Kansas State W, 3-1
 Sept. 19  at Creighton W, 3-0
 Sept. 19  vs. Arkansas L, 2-3
 Sept. 23  at #1 Penn State
L, 0-3
 Sept. 27  at #12 Ohio State  L, 2-3
 Sept. 30  #7 ILLINOIS W, 3-1
 Oct. 4  NORTHWESTERN  W, 3-0
 Oct. 9
 at Rutgers
 W, 3-0
 Oct. 10  at Maryland  W, 3-0
 Oct. 14  #11 MINNESOTA  7 pm
Oct. 17  at #11 Minnesota
 7 pm
 Oct. 23  at Iowa  7 pm
 Oct. 24  at #3 Nebraska
 7 pm
 Oct. 30  #18 PURDUE  7 pm
 Nov. 1  INDIANA  7 pm
 Nov. 6  #23 MICHIGAN  7 pm
 Nov. 11  at #23 Michigan  6 pm
 Nov. 14  IOWA  7 pm
 Nov. 18  at #16 Illinois  7 pm
 Nov. 22  #7 OHIO STATE  7 pm
 Nov. 25  RUTGERS  7 pm
 Nov. 28  at #18 Purdue  6 pm
 Dec. 4  NCAA First Round  TBA
 Dec. 5  NCAA Second Round  TBA
 Dec. 11  NCAA Regional  TBA
 Dec. 12  NCAA Regional  TBA
 Dec. 17  NCAA Semifinals  TBA
 Dec. 19  NCAA Championship  TBA
2015 Schedule

1 Lauren Carlini JR S
2 Romana Kriskova JR OH
3 Lauryn Gillis SO OH
4 Kelli Bates SO OH
5 Maddie Smith FR OH/DS
6 Taylor Morey SR L
7 Amber MacDonald FR DS
9 Hannah Juley FR S
10 Tori Blake JR MB
11 Tionna Williams FR MB
12 Julia Saunders FR OH
13 Haleigh Nelson JR MB
14 Madison Duello FR OH
15 Jordan Robbins SO S
Complete Roster

Action from 2015 Illinois match
The No. 15 Badgers (12-4, 4-2 Big Ten) play their Big Ten travel partner Minnesota twice this week, hosting the Golden Gophers (13-3, 5-1) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the UW Field House. Wisconsin makes a return visit to Minneapolis on Saturday, taking on UM at 8 p.m. from the Sports Pavilion.

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 Match 17 | #11 MINNESOTA
 Date  Oct. 14 | 7 p.m.
 Location   UW Field House | Madison, Wis.
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 Match 18 | at #11 Minnesota
 Date  Oct. 17 | 8 p.m.
 Location   Sports Pavilion | Minneapolis, Minn.
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border battle this week
Both matches this week are part of the Border Battle, an all-sports competition between Wisconsin and Minnesota. Now in its 12th year, the Badgers lead this year’s competition 40-0. Twenty points will go to the winner of each match this week. Minnesota leads the all-time series in the Border Battle 7-4. 

Wisconsin has won four straight Big Ten matches to improve to 12-4 overall, 4-2 in the Big Ten. The Badgers picked up 3-0 road wins at Rutgers and Maryland last weekend.

UW has also won 10 straight sets, winning its last three matches by 3-0 scores as well as winning its last set vs. Illinois on Sept. 30.

UW extended its home Big Ten winning streak to 11 matches with a 3-0 win over Northwestern on Oct. 4. The winning streak started on Sept. 28, 2014 after Wisconsin lost its first conference home match in 2014 to Penn State on Sept. 24. 

vB Notes

Match Notes
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The Badgers moved up one spot to 16th in AVCA Coaches Top-25 poll released Oct. 12.

USC (18-0) and Texas (15-1) remain first and second, respectively, for the second week in a row. Nebraska (14-2) moves up one spot to third while Washington (15-1) takes a two-spot leap to fourth. Penn State (15-2) falls two places to fifth.
Ohio State (16-2) continues to move up, coming in seventh this week. Minnesota (13-3) stays at 11th while Illinois (11-6) drops three spots to 16th. Purdue (15-2) is tied for 18th while Michigan (13-4) is 23rd. Michigan State receives votes.  Complete poll

The Badgers have gotten more aggressive at the service line the last four matches, averaging 1.46 aces per set over the stretch. Wisconsin is outserving its opponents 19-6 in aces, giving up only 0.46 service aces per set the last four matches. On the weekend, UW outserved its opponents 11-5, averaging 1.83 aces per set.

Junior Lauren Carlini tied her career best with four aces at Maryland on Saturday while senior Taylor Morey tied her career high by serving three straight aces against Rutgers on Friday. Carlini, Morey, Haleigh Nelson and Amber MacDonald all have four-or-more aces over the last four matches.

On the season, the Badgers rank 12th in the Big Ten with 0.84 service aces per set.

The Badgers dropped on spot to 13th in the NCAA RPI, released Oct. 12. The RPI is one of the tools used by the NCAA committee to select teams to the post-season tournament. USC (18-0) continues to lead the ranking while Nebraska (14-2) moves up to second. Texas (15-1), Florida (11-4) and Ohio State (16-2) round out the top five.

Penn State (ninth) and Minnesota (10th) rank above UW. NCAA RPI

The Big Ten may be the toughest its ever been with only one team undefeated in conference play. Purdue leads the league at 6-0 while Ohio State, Nebraska and Minnesota are tied for second at 5-1. Eight Big Ten teams are ranked in the AVCA Top-25 Coaches poll with one team receiving votes, the most teams from any one conference.

Two-time reigning NCAA champion Penn State has already lost two matches this season, including fall at Northwestern on Saturday. Illinois has dropped four straight, all to ranked opponents.  2015 Big Ten Standings

Wisconsin has also turned up its blocking the last four matches, more than doubling up its opponents 44-19. UW is averaging 3.38 blocks per set while foes average 1.46 blocks per set over the span.
Freshman Tionna Williams has five-or-more blocks in each of the last four matches to average 1.85 blocks per set. Junior Haleigh Nelson adds 1.31 blocks per set while junior Lauren Carlini (1.15) and junior Romana Krišková (1.08) also add more than a block per set.

On the year, the Badgers rank third in the Big Ten with 2.74 blocks per set.

Redshirt junior Romana Krišková picked up her 1,000th career kill at Rutgers on Saturday. The 6-2 right-side hitter has 1,002 kills after transferring from VCU. Kriskova had 884 kills in her two seasons at VCU and has 118 kills as a Badger. 

Krišková is one of the reasons for the Badgers' improved play. The 6-2 right-side hitter had a season-high 15 kills against No. 7 Illinois on Sept. 30. Krišková continued her impressive offense against Northwestern on Sunday, putting away nine kills and adding a season-high six blocks. She also added 10 kills at Maryland on Saturday. Over the last four matches, Krišková is averaging 2.92 kills and 1.08 blocks per set while hitting .416.
Krišková has played in 15 matches this season, starting six, and 50 sets. She ranks fourth on the team with 2.36 kills per set, with double-figure kills in five matches, while hitting .266. Krišková adds 0.46 digs and 0.76 blocks per set.

Wisconsin ranks 10th nationally with 13.45 assists per set, according to the NCAA stats released Oct. 12. UW is also 24th in blocks per set (2.74), 26th in hitting percentage (.264) and 26th in kills per set (14.13). The Badgers rank in the top 60 in all categories except service aces and digs per set.

Individually, Lauren Carlini is eighth nationally with 11.59 assists per set. Tionna Williams is 3erd in blocks per set (1.33) while Haleigh Nelson is 61st in blocks per set (1.21). Nelson also ranks 45th in hitting percentage (.388). Taylor Morey ranks 101st in digs per set (4.41).  National Statistics

Junior Lauren Carlini leads the Big Ten with 11.59 assists per set this season while the Badgers lead the league as a team with 13.45 assists per set. Senior Taylor Morey is fifth in the league with 4.41 digs per set while sophomore Kelli Bates ties for 13th in kills per set with 3.16. Junior Haleigh Nelson is fifth in hitting percentage at .388 and sixth in blocks per set with 1.21. Freshman Tionna Williams ranks fourth in the conference with 1.33 blocks per set and 14th in hitting percentage a .309.

As a team, the Badgers are also third in blocks per set (2.74), fourth in digs per set (15.16), and fifth in hitting percentage (.264), fifth in opponent hitting percentage (.168) and fifth in kills per set (14.12).  2015 Big Ten Statistics

Junior Lauren Carlini and senior Taylor Morey both tied their career highs in service aces on the weekend.

Carlini tied her career best with four aces at Maryland on Saturday, scoring two aces in the first set and two aces in the third set. That brought her season total to 10 aces, which is second on the team.

Morey tied her career best with three aces at Rutgers on Friday, all coming consecutively in the third set to put the Badgers up 20-7.

Two Badgers are counting down to career milestones.

  • Sophomore Kelli Bates will reach 100 career blocks with five stuffs.
  • Junior Haleigh Nelson needs 16 blocks for 400 stuffs in her career.
Five Badgers passed career milestones last week at Rutgers or Maryland.
  • Sophomore Kelli Bates went over 500 kills of her career kills at Maryland on Saturday. She has 508 putaways in her second season.
  • Junior Lauren Carlini played in her 300th career set at Rutgers on Friday. She has played in 303 sets in her third season.
  • Sophomore Lauryn Gillis picked up her 300th career kill at Rutgers on Friday. She has 319 kills in her second season.
  • Junior Romana Krišková reached 1,000 career kills at Maryland on Saturday. She has 1,002 kills in her third season. The right-side hitter also picked up her 200th career block at Rutgers on Friday. She has 203 blocks in her career.
  • Freshman Tionna Williams earned her 100th career kill at Rutgers on Friday. She has 108 kills in her first season.


#11 Minnesota
The Golden Gophers are 13-3 on the season and tied for second in the Big Ten at 5-1. Minnesota has won four straight after losing its only conference match at Penn State, 3-2, on Sept. 26. UM is the Badgers travel partner so the two teams have played the same schedule with Minnesota winning at Ohio State, 3-2, as the only difference.

Senior Daly Santana, a 6-1 outside hitter, leads the Big Ten with 4.41 kills per set while rankikkgn second on the squad with 2.67 digs per set. Junior Paige Tapp, a 6-1 middle blocker, adds 2.62 kills per set while leading the tame with a .381 hitting percentage. Tapp also had a career-best 1.47 blocks per set. Junior Hannah Tapp, a 6-1 middle blocker, adds 2.51 kills per set while hitting .293. Sophomore Alyssa Goehner, a 5-11 outside hitter, adds 1.86 kills and 1.08 blocks per set.

Freshman Samantha Seliger-Swenson, a 5-11 setter, puts up 11.09 assists per set. Sophomore Dalianliz Rosado, a 5-9 libero, leads the team with 4.26 digs per set.

vs. Minnesota
Minnesota leads 45-30
In Minneapolis: Minnesota leads 26-9
In Madison: Wisconsin leads 20-16
In 2014: The Badgers won both matches by 3-0 scores.
The Streak: UW has won three of the last four meetings.

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