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No. 8 Wisconsin volleyball upsets No. 2 Texas

Badgers grab top-10 win in home opener

UW Athletic Communications

No. 8 Wisconsin volleyball has high hopes for 2018. The Badgers’ 3–1 upset of No. 2 Texas in Saturday’s home opener solidifies this squad as a national title contender.

In front of over 7,000 Badger faithful in the Field House, Wisconsin (3–0) knocked off the Longhorns (2–1) 25–21, 25–22, 23–25, 25–12 in the first match of the HotelRED Invitational.

Wisconsin hit .288 for the match, including .367 in the deciding fourth set. The Badgers limited the Longhorns to .231 for the match.

Sophomore outside hitter Grace Loberg led the way with a double-double, hitting .457 with 19 kills and 18 digs. Redshirt sophomore outside hitter Molly Haggerty also had a double-double, hitting .324 with 16 kills and 15 digs. Sophomore setter Sydney Hilley had 50 assists. Senior Tionna Williams set the tone on defense with five blocks.

Wisconsin matches up with High Point Sunday at 6 p.m. CT in the final match of the HotelRED Invitational.