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Record-setting performances lead volleyball team to sweep

Sept. 14, 2012

Wisconsin 3, Savannah State 0
Hanner Fieldhouse • Statesboro, Ga.
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1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
25 25 25 -- --
Savannah State
10 7 4 -- --
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Wisconsin Savannah State
Ording - 13 Kills Waite - 4
Kvas - 32 Assists Butler - 4
Morales - .769 Hit %
Butler - .500
Kvas - 5 Digs Butler - 3
Ording - 5 Blocks None
Mitchell - 4  Aces Waite/Gadis - 1
 Stats Comparison
 Kills 43 10
 Hitting Pct. .661 -.075
 Assists 35 10
 Service Aces 11 2
 Digs 22 10
 Total Blocks 8 0
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STATESBORO, Ga.- Led by 11 personal bests and three school records, the Wisconsin volleyball team downed Savannah State in dominating fashion in the opening round of the Georgia Southern Eagle Invitational on Friday morning. The Badgers downed the Tigers 25-10, 25-7, 25-4, setting school records for fewest points allowed in a set (4) and in a three-set match (21).

 Fast Facts
• Badgers set 3 school records and 11 personal bests
• Kvas sets four personal best at setter
• Wisconsin wins seventh straight match

Wisconsin improves to 9-1 on the season, having won its last seven matches and last 14 sets.

“I was happy that we were able to play a lot of athletes who normally don’t get to see the court,” said UW head coach Pete Waite. “I thought Kt Kvas did a nice job running our offense and I was very pleased with our serving and blocking.”

Starting in place of Courtney Thomas at setter, Kvas put up a career-high 32 assists and allowed the Badgers to establish a three-set school record for hitting percentage. Wisconsin had 43 kills on 59 attempts with only four errors for a .661 attack percentage. The previous best for a three-set match was .506 (51-8-85) vs. Arkansas-Little Rock on Dec. 4, 1998.

Sophomore Deme Morales hit a career-high .769 (10-0-13), as one of three players in double-digits for Wisconsin. Senior Mary Ording led all players with 13 kills, tying her career best, while hitting a career-best .667 (13-1-18). Sophomore Ellen Chapman also added 10 kills.

The Badgers had 11 service aces, with career bests coming from Alexis Mitchell (4) and Lindsey Seil (2). Annemarie Hickey added three aces.

Wisconsin outblocked the Tigers 8-0, led by five stuffs from Ording. Morales added a career-best three blocks while Kvas had a career best one block.

Due to its strong offense and blocking, the Badgers had only 22 digs in the match, led by a career-best five from Kvas.

UW returns to action in the invitational tonight, taking on host Georgia Southern at 7 p.m.

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