No. 6 Wisconsin volleyball kicked off the 2017 HotelRed Invitational with a win.
Starting a short week after a long western road trip that saw Wisconsin win the K-State Invitational, the Badgers returned home Thursday against a surprisingly spry Lipscomb, sweeping the Bisons 25–19, 25–19, 26–24 to win the first game of the HotelRed Invitational. Wisconsin has now won six straight matches without dropping a set.
It was a defensive showcase for Wisconsin as the Badgers tied a school record with 16 blocks. Junior middle blocker Tionna Williams led the way with 11 blocks and 10 kills. Wisconsin limited Lipscomb to .066 for the match, including .023 in the first set.
Match record 16 team blocks and 11 blocks for @Tionna_q lead the #Badgers to their sixth straight sweep of the season! pic.twitter.com/xu7rQMiWtO— Wisconsin Volleyball (@BadgerVB) September 8, 2017
Freshmen Dana Rettke and Sydney Hilley continued their hot starts. Rettke led the Badgers with 13 kills, hitting .571. Hilley added 38 assists and five blocks.
The Badgers meet up with Texas A&M on Saturday at the Field House at 7 p.m. in the final game of HotelRed Invitational.