After losing the first game 27-25 to #1 Baylor, the #4 seed Wisconsin Badgers Women’s Volleyballers dominated the Lady Bears in three straight games 25-21, 25-17, 25-19 Thursday night in Pittsburgh to advance to the NCAA National Championship for the third time in history. The Badgers have never won the big one. They will play the winner of #2 seed Stanford and #3 seed Minnesota on Saturday.
The Badgers were led by overpowering performances from 6’8” Junior Dana Rettke and Redshirt Junior Molly Haggerty. Rettke, who led the Badgers with 17 kills, attributes much of her on-court success to her parallel career as a dancer. Haggerty, the third of three sisters to star in NCAA volleyball, added 14 kills.