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.
We are 7,052 strong tonight.— Wisconsin Volleyball (@BadgerVB) September 2, 2018
5th-largest attendance in UW home history
The largest since 10,326 vs
#2 PSU on 10/21/07.
Told you guys it was lit. pic.twitter.com/LUpLipHrtM
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.