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Wisconsin Volleyball headed to Sweet 16

By Eric Rajala, erajala@wisctv.com
Published On: Dec 07 2013 08:39:33 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 08 2013 09:32:58 AM CST

MADISON -

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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