The No. 5 University of Wisconsin Women’s Volleyball team (16-5, 9-4 Big Ten) is preparing to take on the No. 14 Michigan Wolverines (18-6, 7-6) at the UW Field House Sunday Nov. 1 at 1 p.m.
The Badgers are coming off a tough loss to Minnesota, a match in which sophomore Dana Rettke finished with a school-record of 30 kills. The Badgers managed to win the first set before losing in the next three sets: 25–22, 25–19 and 25–19.
Despite the loss, the Badgers are still in fifth place in the Big Ten and hope to bounce back against a tough Michigan squad. Wisconsin beat the Wolverines in five sets last week in Michigan, part of a four-game win streak.
With seven games remaining, including three against ranked opponents, the Badgers are hoping to solidify themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the Big Ten and the NCAA.
Michigan has lost four of their last five games, including a brutal loss to Indiana on Halloween night, where the team had 26 errors and a .135 hitting percentage. With that, Michigan will be coming into the game hoping to end this mini-skid and get back to their winning ways, as they were 17-2 before this stretch.
A key matchup to watch in this match will be Michigan’s Carly Skjodt and Wisconsin’s Molly Haggerty. When the two squads went head-to-head last week, Skjodt had a season-high 30.5 points and proved to be a little bit of trouble for Haggerty and the Badgers.
You can listen live with the Badger rewind, 92.1 FM, starting at 1 p.m., or you can head over to the UW Field House to catch the action live.