Women's volleyball defeats Iowa
Wisconsin maintained a tie for second place in the Big Ten with Penn State with a win over Iowa (0-12 Big Ten, 5-17 overall) Saturday night. The No. 20 Badgers (9-3,17-6) put up scores of 30-26, 30-26 and 30-24 to sweep the Hawkeyes in their territory.
Although the Badgers had 19 hitting errors throughout the day and hit .223 percent, they also had 11.5 blocks, holding Iowa to a .113 hitting percentage. Sophomore outside hitter Aubrey Meierotto had a match-leading 17 kills while sophomore middle blocker Sheila Shaw had 12 kills and five blocks. Freshman middle blocker Maria Carlini matched Shaw's five blocks with five of her own.
Senior outside hitter Lisa Zukowski, who served as a libero in the third game, had a team-high 10 digs, although the Hawkeyes led overall in digs, with 54 to Wisconsin's 52.
Wisconsin takes on the Wolverines and Spartans at home next weekend.
Wildcats down Badger swimming
The Arizona Wildcats proved to be too much for Wisconsin swimming, defeating the men's and women's swim teams in a dual meet Friday and Saturday in Tucson. The No. 12 Wisconsin women fell to the No. 7 Arizona team 172.5-128.5 while the No. 10 Badger men lost to No. 14 Wildcats 175-121.
Junior Carly Piper took first in both the 500 and 1,000-meter freestyle and second in the 200-meter freestyle despite a bout with food poisoning. She also teamed up with sophomore Sarah Hernandez, sophomore Anna Trinidad and senior Bethany Pendleton to notch a win in the 400-meter freestyle relay. Pendleton also earned a first-place finish for the Badgers in the 400-meter individual medley while Hernandez tied for first in the 50-meter freestyle.
For the men, the 400-meter medley relay was disqualified for leaving the blocks early. junior Adam Mania took first in the 100-meter backstroke. The rest of the results were unavailable at publication time.