Volleyball head coach Pete Waite won his 400th game Friday night in Madison, as the Badgers (4-2 overall) swept Virginia (8-2) 30-20, 30-20 and 30-21 at the InnTowner Invitational. Waite is now 400-140 in 17 years as a head coach.
"Every win is great," Waite said. "It just so happens that this 400th came tonight. I was really pleased with the way we played, and that's the most important thing."
The Badgers performed well on offense, with junior middle blocker Sheila Shaw leading the way with 15 kills and a .560 hitting percentage. Senior outside hitter Jill Odenthal had 10 kills, eight of which came in the first game. Wisconsin outhit Virginia .280 to .079 in the match.
Wisconsin also had solid play on defense, where freshman libero Jocelyn Wack set the standard with 14 digs. Senior outside hitter Marian Weidner was second on the team with 12 digs.
Wack, freshman setter Jackie Simpson and freshman middle hitter Taylor Reineke all started Friday night.
Penn State stops Badger soccer
The women's soccer team ended its perfect 6-0 streak with a 4-0 loss to No. 5 Penn State (5-1 overall, 1-0 Big Ten) Friday in Madison.
The No. 16 Badgers (6-1, 0-1) could not stop Penn State forward Tiffany Weimer, who had a hat trick and the game-winning assist. Amanda Lentz scored the Nittany Lions' other goal.
"Tonight just wasn't our night," head coach Dean Duerst said. "But we played with a lot of confidence and that will help us down the road."
Freshman goaltender Lynn Murray and Penn State goalie Erin McLeod had three saves apiece.
Badgers fall to No. 16 Creighton
The men's soccer team suffered a 2-1 loss to No. 16 Creighton Friday night in Nebraska. Wisconsin (2-3) picked up a goal from senior midfielder Nick Van Sicklen on an assist from senior forward Jed Hohlbein at 21:30.
Tim Bohnenkamp and Kama Bennah scored Creighton's goals; Bennah's goal came at 80:02.
Wisconsin senior goaltender Eric Hanson collected two saves and gave up two goals in the loss.
"We played OK. I thought our performance was good at times," said head coach Jeff Rohrman about the difficult loss. "For periods of the game we played pretty good soccer, but we couldn't reward ourselves."
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