The 7th ranked Wisconsin women’s volleyball team won the first two sets in Lincoln on Sunday, then dropped the last three, falling to 8th ranked Nebraska. The Huskers (11-3, 4-0 Big Ten) pulled away to win 22-25, 17-25, 25-20, 25-23, 15-8 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Saturday night.
Kelli Bates recorded a match-high 20 kills with 10 digs to earn her fourth double-double of the season and 26th of her career for the Badgers (11-2, 2-2). Setter Sydney Hilley also needed a double-double, the second of her career. The freshman tied her career high with 51 assists and added 10 digs.
But UW hit a season low team hitting percentage at .194 (59 kills – 25 errors – 175 attempts) while Nebraska hit .193 (61 – 28 – 171).
The Badgers return home for another top-10 clash against No. 3 Minnesota on Wednesday. The match will be televised live on the Big Ten Network.