Badgers easily take down Hawkeyes 3-0
The Wisconsin volleyball team easily swept Iowa (9-9 overall, 1-5 Big Ten) Saturday night in Iowa City, defeating the Hawkeyes 30-21, 30-24 and 30-22.
Wisconsin (9-5, 3-3) improved its offense, hitting .370 as a team and finishing with 53 kills compared with Iowa's 32 kills and .043 hitting percentage. Sophomore outside hitter Maria Carlini had a career-high 17 kills.
"I'm pleased with the win," Wisconsin head coach Pete Waite said. "After the match at Minnesota last night, we had to come out and play good volleyball against a team at Iowa that has a new staff – they're up and coming – and they've been getting better all the time."
Freshman libero Jocelyn Wack put up a match-high 21 digs and junior outside hitter Aubrey Meierotto had a team-high three blocks.
Mania does not advance to world championship finals
Senior swimmer Adam Mania did not advance to the finals of the World Swimming Championships after placing 12th in the 50-meter backstroke semifinals.
Mania, competing with Team Poland, finished in 25.14 but was not in the top eight finishers. Mania also qualified for the 100-meter backstroke semifinals but finished 12th in that event as well. He will compete in the 200-meter backstroke Monday.
Softball splits weekend
The Wisconsin softball team (6-3 overall) fell to Winona State 5-4 but came back to defeat UW-Parkside 2-1 Saturday afternoon at Goodman Diamond in Madison.
Freshmen infielder Katie Hnatyk and pitcher/outfielder Ricci Robben each hit home runs against Parkside in the nightcap.
Sophomore pitcher Eden Brock scattered nine hits, struck out three batters and walked one. Robben and sophomore outfielder Samantha Polito had two hits.
Wisconsin committed four errors against Winona State, who took advantage of those errors and scored two unearned runs in the fifth and sixth innings that gave the Warriors the win. Polito went 3-for-4 against the Warriors, as the Badgers out-hit Winona State 10-6.
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