Wisconsin Badgers Volleyball Defeats No. 1 Louisville to Advance to National Championship!

The No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers (30-3) take down the No. 1 Louisville Cardinals (32-1) in five sets in the National Semifinal at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio to advance to the program’s fourth National Championship!!!

The Badgers take down the No. 1 overall seed 25-23, 15-25, 25-21, 23-25, 15-9.


The Wisconsin Badgers taking down an undefeated team from Kentucky in the Final Four brings back good memories!

Undefeated teams from Kentucky just don’t cut it against Wisconsin in Final Four’s.

Unreal match and effort by both teams. That was fun.

Lauren Barnes had a phenomenal game and finished with a team-high 19 digs.

Sydney Hilley finished with 11 digs.

Anna Smrek finished with 20 kills, a .704 percentage and four digs.

Dana Rettke had 14 kills and Grace Loberg finished with 13 kills.

The only thing that bothered me from UW was they had 14 service errors.

This Wisconsin Volleyball squad, with its incredible talent and three straight Final Four’s (including two title game appearances in that span), keeps Badgers everywhere proud!

Their rare mix of ability, grit, coaching and personality has been a privilege to watch and I salute them.


Up Next:

The No. 3 Pittsburgh Panthers (30-3) and No. 10 Nebraska Cornhuskers (25-7) are playing in the second National Semifinal as I write this.

The Badgers will play the winner of that game for the National Championship at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, December 18th. The match will start at 6:30 PM (Central Time) and will be nationally televised on ESPN2

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