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Wisconsin volleyball: Badgers upset Nebraska, defeat Iowa

For No. 9 Wisconsin, home is where the big wins are.

Already boasting one top-five win at home this year, the Badgers upended No. 5 Nebraska in front of a sell-out “White Out” crowd of more than 7,000 at the Field House on Friday, winning a 25–20, 19–25, 17–25, 25–17, 15–8 nail-biter.

It was a defensive struggle all match, with both teams hitting for season lows. Nebraska hit just .087 while Wisconsin managed just .114. Sophomore Dana Rettke had 10 blocks and junior libero Tiffany Clark, fresh off her Big Ten Defensive Player of Week performance last week, tied a career-high with 26 digs.

Redshirt junior outside hitter Madison Duello led the Badgers with 15 kills. Sophomore setter Sydney Hilley had 45 assists. Hilley had a double-double, adding 19 digs and also netted her 2,000th career assist during the match.

On Sunday, the Badgers avenged the Oct. 6 road loss to Iowa, blasting the Hawkeyes 25–18, 25–13, 25–21.

Wisconsin hit a blistering .405 while holding Iowa to .170. Rettke led the Badgers with 17 kills, while Hilley had high marks in aces (three), blocks (4), and assists (48). Clark had 12 digs.

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