Top rated-ranked volleyball workforce travels to face unranked Illinois

Immediately after sweeping Purdue, the Badgers are completely ready to strike the highway. No. 1

Immediately after sweeping Purdue, the Badgers are completely ready to strike the highway. No. 1 Wisconsin (2-) will journey to Urbana-Champaign to consider on Illinois (2-) this weekend in their 1st away matches of the time. 

Very last weekend, the Badgers swept No. 13 Purdue 3- two nights in a row. Illinois conquer the College of Iowa 3-1 in each of their matches about the weekend. Both equally Illinois and Iowa have been unranked in preseason polling from the AVCA. 

Very last weekend, the Illini had a hitting proportion of .211 in comparison to the Badger’s .387. The Illini averaged 13 kills for every established above the weekend to the Badger’s 14.83. 

The special structure of this season’s schedule usually means that the Badgers will encounter the Illini in again-to-back again matches this weekend with the capability to assessment recreation film involving just about every a single. 

Illinois averaged 3.3 blocks for each set in excess of the weekend to the Badger’s 2.3, but blocking is one thing we noticed the Badgers boost on in their next match past weekend, with 10 blocks in their second match alone. We can anticipate the Badgers to continue on their blocking momentum towards the Illini if this is anything they’ve ongoing to aim on in exercise. 

The Badgers gave up 7 services glitches in their initially match from Purdue and 9 in their 2nd. They will want to keep out of their personal way this weekend and prevent support faults in this matchup to continue on their untroubled winning streak. 

The Illini produced 21 support faults final weekend and 49 many others. Aside from the Badger’s 16 provider faults, they only designed 14 other faults. 

Exterior hitter/reverse Megan Cooney is a standout participant for the Illini. The senior has place away an extraordinary 30 kills so much this season, far more than any of the Badgers, and experienced 6 aces past weekend as properly. She goes into this weekend with a .269 hitting share. 

Exterior hitter/middle blocker Ellie Holzman is an additional player to glimpse out for in this matchup. The redshirt freshman built her collegiate debut previous weekend, placing away 27 kills and has a hitting proportion of .258. 

Center blocker for the Illini Rylee Hinton was named the Major Ten Defensive Player of the 7 days final 7 days, putting up 16 blocks in their matches in opposition to the Hawkeyes. 

Wisconsin will perform Illinois on Friday at 3:00 p.m. and Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Huff Hall in Urbana-Champaign, IL.

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