Badger Sports Roundup

Volleyball wins invite; women's soccer earns tie

Volleyball claims Falcon Invite

The Wisconsin volleyball team defeated Butler 30-16, 30-18, 30-10 Saturday to win the championship of the Air Force Falcon Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo.

No.10 Wisconsin held Butler (3-2) to .000 hitting percentage while building a .394 team hitting percentage itself. The Badgers recorded 51 kills to Butler's 26, out-dug the Bulldogs 56-36, and out-blocked Butler 9-3.

Senior middle blocker Sheila Shaw recorded a team-high 11 kills, and tied the team high with four blocks (senior outside hitter Aubrey Meierotto also recorded four blocks). Sophomore outside hitter/libero Jocelyn Wack had a match-high 18 digs, and sophomore setter Jackie Simpson contributed 26 assists in two games.

UW gave up 44 points in three games, one point more than the school record for fewest points allowed.

"We were playing at a much faster pace than Butler was in this match and they really had trouble keeping up with us," Wisconsin head coach Pete Waite said. "That was our goal; to not let them in the match and keep them moving across the net."

Women's soccer settles for tie

After 90 minutes of regulation and two overtimes, Wisconsin's and Oklahoma State's women's soccer teams finished their game in a 1-1 tie Sunday in Madison.

Wisconsin senior midfielder/forward Amy Vermeulen scored the Badgers' lone goal early in the second half, in response to an Oklahoma State goal in the first period.

Despite scoring chances for both teams, neither goalkeeper — No. 25 Wisconsin's Lynn Murray, nor Jeanne Rankin, let another goal in. Murray finished with five saves while Rankin had four. The Badgers (3-0-1 overall) out-shot the Cowgirls 14-11, and had a 9-6 advantage on corner kicks.

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