The University of Wisconsin volleyball team is determined to maintain its flawless record as they gear up for another Sunday match at the UW Field House. With a current standing of 12-0 and 3-0 in the Big Ten conference, the Badgers will face off against Michigan, who currently holds a record of 2-10 and 0-3 in the conference.
Wisconsin has been dominant in conference play, not dropping a single set in their victories over Northwestern, Indiana, and No. 22 Ohio State. In their most recent match against the Buckeyes, the Badgers displayed their strong hitting abilities, with a hitting percentage above .300 in every set. Their exceptional performance resulted in a 25-19, 25-20, 25-18 triumph. The senior setter MJ Hammill and graduate setter Izzy Ashburn showcased their outstanding teamwork, tallying a total of 20 assists and 19 assists, respectively.
Outside hitter Temi Thomas-Ailara delivered an impressive performance against Ohio State, leading the Badgers with 26 attack attempts and contributing to their decisive 6-0 run in the second set. Despite a hitting percentage of .192 overall, Thomas-Ailara demonstrated her offensive prowess with multiple kills and solid defensive play with three digs.
In comparison to Ohio State, Michigan has struggled this season, sitting at the bottom of the Big Ten standings. The Wolverines have faced only two ranked opponents and secured only two wins, making them the team with the lowest number of victories in the conference this season.
Unfortunately, the match between Wisconsin and Michigan will not be televised, but fans can stream it on B1G+, a subscription-based streaming service. Available options include a conference pass, a school pass, or a sport pass. Additionally, the match will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1070 for listeners in Madison.
As the Badgers continue their impressive run, they hope to secure another victory against Michigan and maintain their undefeated streak in the Big Ten.