July 13, 2024


It's time to think about Travel.

Best-ranked volleyball staff travels to confront unranked Illinois

Following sweeping Purdue, the Badgers are ready to hit the street. No. 1 Wisconsin (2-) will vacation to Urbana-Champaign to consider on Illinois (2-) this weekend in their very first away matches of the season. 

Final weekend, the Badgers swept No. 13 Purdue (3-) two nights in a row. Illinois beat the University of Iowa 3-1 in each of their matches more than the weekend. The two Illinois and Iowa ended up unranked in preseason polling from the AVCA. 

Previous weekend, the Illini had a hitting proportion of .211 as opposed to the Badger’s .387. The Illini averaged 13 kills for each set more than the weekend to the Badger’s 14.83. 

The exclusive format of this season’s plan implies that the Badgers will facial area the Illini in again-to-back again matches this weekend with the ability to assessment activity movie involving just about every a person. 

Illinois averaged 3.3 blocks for every established about the weekend to the Badger’s 2.3, but blocking is a thing we observed the Badgers make improvements to on in their 2nd match past weekend, with 10 blocks in their 2nd match on your own. We can assume the Badgers to proceed their blocking momentum versus the Illini if this is one thing they’ve continued to focus on in follow. 

The Badgers gave up seven service mistakes in their to start with match from Purdue and 9 in their next. They will have to have to continue to be out of their personal way this weekend and stay clear of services mistakes in this matchup to go on their untroubled profitable streak. 

The Illini made 21 services faults last weekend and 49 many others. Apart from the Badger’s 16 services faults, they only created 14 other glitches. 

Outdoors hitter/reverse Megan Cooney is a standout participant for the Illini. The senior has put away an outstanding 30 kills so considerably this period, much more than any of the Badgers, and had 6 aces final weekend as perfectly. She goes into this weekend with a .269 hitting percentage. 

Exterior hitter/center blocker Ellie Holzman is a different player to appear out for in this matchup. The redshirt freshman manufactured her collegiate debut past weekend, putting away 27 kills and has a hitting proportion of .258. 

Center blocker for the Illini Rylee Hinton was named the Large 10 Defensive Participant of the 7 days final 7 days, placing up 16 blocks in their matches from the Hawkeyes. 

Wisconsin will engage in Illinois on Friday at 3 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. at Huff Corridor in Urbana-Champaign, IL.

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