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Gabrielsen records third career triple-double as UW upsets No. 24 Michigan



Nov. 11, 2011

Wisconsin 3, 24 Michigan 1
UW Field House • Madison, Wis.
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 Stats Leaders
Hunt - 22 Kills Chapman - 21
Dannemiller - 59 Assists Gabrielsen - 32
McElheny - .476 Hit %
Chapman - .422
Donhoff - 15 Digs Hickey - 13
Cross - 5 Blocks Mitchell - 5
Sabol/Fletcher - 1  Aces Gabrielsen/Hickey - 2
 Stats Comparison
 Kills 62 69
 Hitting Pct. .302 .342
 Assists 62 63
 Service Aces 2 4
 Digs 50 52
 Total Blocks 6.0 11.5
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MADISON, Wis. -- After getting down 24-20 in the fourth set, the Wisconsin volleyball team put together an impressive rally to win its match over No. 24 Michigan on Friday night in the UW Field House.

With the 25-18, 21-25, 25-21, 27-25 win, the Badgers (15-12, 7-8 Big Ten) secured their first sweep of a Big Ten team this season. UW has also upset four ranked opponents this year, the highest mark since 2009, including the last matches in a row.

 Fast Facts
• Badgers hit .342 in first season sweep
• Gabrielsen records third career triple-double
• Chapman leads UW with career-high 21 kills

Three players finished the night with double-digit kills for the Badgers, led by freshman Ellen Chapman with a career-high 21. Junior Alexis Mitchell chipped in 11, while senior Janelle Gabrielsen added 10 kills. Alex Hunt finished with a match-high 22 kills for Michigan (17-10, 5-10).

Gabrielsen also had a team-high 32 assists and added 11 digs for the third triple-double of her career, the most for one player in program history. The Menomonee Falls, Wis., native also recorded a triple-double earlier this season at Duke and on Nov. 8, 2008, also against Michigan.

Wisconsin hit .342 (69 kills – 19 errors – 146 attempts) in the match, while Michigan hit .302 (62-17-149). The Badgers also outblocked the Wolverines 11.5-6.0, led by Mitchell's five total blocks. Jennifer Cross also had a team-high five stuffs for Michigan.

Four Badgers recorded double-figure digs in the match, led by sophomore Annemarie Hickey with 13 saves. Gabrielsen and freshman Caroline Workman added 11 digs each while freshman Courtney Thomas had 10. Michigan's Sloane Donhoff led all players with 15 digs.

Both teams came out strong in the first set, as the Badgers and Wolverines tied the first five points. UW then scored three straight on a Thomas kill and two blocks from senior Elle Ohlander, who teamed up with Chapman on the first stuff. After the Wolverines rallied to tie the score four more times, including at 14, the Badgers went on another 3-0 run to go up 17-14 and force a Michigan timeout. The Wolverines never got closer the rest of the set as Wisconsin hit a set-high mark of .464 (16-3-28).

After starting the second set down 3-1, Wisconsin went on a 6-2 run, including back-to-back service aces from Gabrielsen, to go up 8-5. The Badgers maintained their lead for most of the set until Michigan went on a 5-0 run to take a 22-20 lead. UW stopped the run with a kill from Gabrielsen but the Wolverines scored three straight to take the set and tie the match heading into the intermission.

The Badgers jumped out to an 8-4 lead in the third set and extended their lead to 13-11 before Michigan tied the set at 16. UW broke a 19-19 tie with four straight points to go up 23-19. Chapman provided most of the Wisconsin offense, scoring the last four Badger points, including set point.

Wisconsin led the fourth set early on but Michigan went on a 4-0 run to go up 9-7. The Badgers rallied to tie the score three times, including at 20, before the Wolverines went on another 4-0 run to take a 24-20 lead.  UW rallied, going on a 7-1 run, including four straight points, to tie the set at 24.  The Badgers served for match point at 25-24 but Michigan came back to tie the set again at 25. Back-to-back kills from Chapman and sophomore Dominique Thompson, who came off the bench to put away six kills in the set, gave the Badgers the win. Thompson finished with a career-high .857 (6-0-7) hitting percentage in the set and the match, while Chapman recorded nine kills in the final set alone.

The Badgers end their four-match home stand Saturday when they take on Michigan State at 7 p.m. in the UW Field House.

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