October 7, 2022

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Top-rated volleyball workforce travels to encounter unranked Illinois

After sweeping Purdue, the Badgers are ready to strike the road. No. 1 Wisconsin (2-) will travel to Urbana-Champaign to acquire on Illinois (2-) this weekend in their very first away matches of the period. 

Past weekend, the Badgers swept No. 13 Purdue (3-) two evenings in a row. Illinois conquer the College of Iowa 3-1 in both of those of their matches about the weekend. Both equally Illinois and Iowa were being unranked in preseason polling from the AVCA. 

Past weekend, the Illini experienced a hitting share of .211 as opposed to the Badger’s .387. The Illini averaged 13 kills for each established in excess of the weekend to the Badger’s 14.83. 

The special format of this season’s timetable usually means that the Badgers will confront the Illini in again-to-back again matches this weekend with the potential to overview recreation film concerning each and every one. 

Illinois averaged 3.3 blocks per set more than the weekend to the Badger’s 2.3, but blocking is one thing we saw the Badgers improve on in their 2nd match past weekend, with 10 blocks in their second match alone. We can expect the Badgers to proceed their blocking momentum versus the Illini if this is one thing they’ve ongoing to emphasis on in follow. 

The Badgers gave up seven support problems in their first match against Purdue and 9 in their next. They will will need to continue to be out of their possess way this weekend and keep away from provider errors in this matchup to continue on their untroubled profitable streak. 

The Illini made 21 support problems very last weekend and 49 many others. Aside from the Badger’s 16 provider errors, they only created 14 other problems. 

Exterior hitter/reverse Megan Cooney is a standout participant for the Illini. The senior has put absent an amazing 30 kills so considerably this time, additional than any of the Badgers, and experienced six aces past weekend as effectively. She goes into this weekend with a .269 hitting share. 

Outside the house hitter/middle blocker Ellie Holzman is one more player to look out for in this matchup. The redshirt freshman manufactured her collegiate debut previous weekend, putting away 27 kills and has a hitting percentage of .258. 

Center blocker for the Illini Rylee Hinton was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the week very last week, placing up 16 blocks in their matches versus the Hawkeyes. 

Wisconsin will participate 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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