With the Wisconsin volleyball team's sweep of Indiana Friday night, head coach Pete Waite earned his 100th career conference win. The No. 8 Badgers handily defeated IU 30-14, 30-25, 30-12 at the Field House.
"One hundred wins is something, but 100 wins in the Big Ten is something different, and I learned that when I came here," Waite said. "This is a tough conference and you have to battle all the time. We work hard as a staff. We work hard as a team. The players are busting their butts every day trying to get better, and there are some matches they have to fight so hard for, and that's amazing. Those are really satisfying wins."
Senior outside hitter Aubrey Meierotto also reached a milestone, earning her 1,000th career kill. Meierotto finished with 15 kills and hit a season-best .461.
Wisconsin had 62 kills, exactly double Indiana's 31, and the Badgers hit a season-high .413 while holding the Hoosiers to an .081 hitting percentage. The Badgers also out-blocked Indiana 10-4 and had 50 digs to the Hoosiers' 34.
Junior setter Katie Lorenzen earned her second start this season and recorded 50 assists and a team-high hitting percentage of .571. She also tied a career-high with four blocks and set a season-high with eight digs.
Sophomore libero Jocelyn Wack recorded a match-high 14 digs and junior outside hitter Maria Carlini tied Meierotto's 15 kills and hit .400.
Women's hockey: No. 2 Badgers shut out Vermont in sweep
The Wisconsin women's hockey team scored 10 goals in two games Saturday and Sunday, shutting out Vermont 5-0 each day at the Kohl Center.
On Saturday, Wisconsin senior goaltender Meghan Horras needed just 16 saves in her first shutout of the season as the Badgers (3-1-0 overall) out-shot the Catamounts (0-4-1) 68-16. With its 68 shots, the Badgers tied a school record for the number of shots on goal. Wisconsin also took 68 shots on goal in 2003, when the Badgers hosted Vermont for the season opener and out-shot the Catamounts 68-6.
Freshman forward Angie Keseley, junior forward Sara Bauer (two goals), senior forward Sharon Cole and sophomore forward Jinelle Zaugg all scored goals.
On Sunday, Wisconsin continued its domination over Vermont, shutting out the Catamounts 5-0 and out-shooting them 42-16.
Badger goalie Christine Dufour stopped 16 shots while Vermont goaltender Shivaun Siegl had 11 in the first period. After allowing three goals, she was pulled in favor of Katie Nichols, who had 26 saves Sunday after stopping 63 shots Saturday.
Zaugg, junior defender Bobbi-Jo Slusar and senior forward Cyndy Kenyon all had goals in the first period; Kenyon's goal was on a power play, while the Catamounts were serving time for a tripping penalty. Cole and freshman forward Tia Hanson also recorded goals in the win.
Wisconsin next heads to Mankato, Minn., to face Western Collegiate Hockey Association foe Minnesota State. The Badgers are 23-0-1 against the Mavericks (3-1-0) all-time.
Men's cross country: Badgers win third straight Jim Drews
The No. 2 Wisconsin men's cross country team won its third straight Jim Drews Invitational Saturday in West Salem, Wis. Redshirt freshman Christian Wagner led the Badgers with a third-place finish of 24 minutes, 25.4 seconds. Brad Lowery, of South Dakota State, won the race in 24:12.6. Badger senior Ben Gregory place fourth in 24:25.9 and senior Simon Bairu finished fifth in 24:26.0. Junior Codie See (13th in 24:48.4) and junior Teddy O'Reilly (26th in 25:14.1) rounded out the Badgers' top five runners.
Wisconsin, which finished with 46 points Saturday, competes at the Big Ten Championship Oct. 30 in Minneapolis.
Women's cross country: Badgers finish 16th at Brooks Pre-Nationals
The No. 27 Wisconsin women's cross country team placed 16th at the Brooks Pre-Nationals in Terre Haute, Ind., finishing with 419 team points. Junior Katrina Rundhaug placed 14th in the six-kilometer race in 20:38. Freshman Alicia Pabich was the Badgers' second finisher in 21:39 (67th overall). Other finishers include senior Maggie Grabow (75th in 21:42), freshmen Christina Fiduccia (126th in 22:20) and Linsey Smith (137th in 22:26).
Swimming: Badgers defeat Hawkeyes, Panthers
The Wisconsin men's and women's swimming and diving teams bested Iowa and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Thursday night. Led by freshmen Yi Ting Siow and Jennifer Illescas with two wins each, the Badger women defeated UWM 184-59 and Iowa 164-78. Siow set a pool record in the 200-yard breaststroke, winning the race in 2:14.51. The two-time Olympian from Malaysia also won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:05.93. Illescas won the 1,000-yard freestyle in 10:14.01 and the 500-yard freestyle in 5:02.01.
The Wisconsin men's team defeated Iowa 162-80 and UWM 201-42, with junior Tom Molzahn winning the 200 free (1:41.50) and 500 free (4:34.89) and competing on the first-place 400 free relay team (3:07.35).
Sophomore diver Josh Bonner won the 3-meter board with a score of 230.33.
Women's soccer: Badgers lose two at home
The Wisconsin women's soccer team (6-8-2 overall, 1-6-1 Big Ten) struggled against conference foes Purdue and Indiana this weekend, losing 1-0 to the Boilermakers (10-5-0, 6-1-0) and 2-1 to the Hoosiers in Madison.
Junior Lynn Murray posted four saves but let a shot from Purdue's Parissa Eyorkon slip through with less than two minutes remaining in regulation. It was the lone score of Friday's game. Wisconsin out-shot Purdue 18-13, including four shots from junior midfielder Kara Kabellis.
Down by one against Indiana (6-5-2, 2-5-0), freshman midfielder/forward Elise Weber scored Wisconsin's lone goal Sunday midway through the second period, on an assist from senior midfielder Marisa Brown. But Indiana's Kristen Zmigjewski scored the game-winner less than three minutes later on a rebound from a previous shot.
"I believe in this team," Duerst said. "I have a lot of faith in them. These guys have to believe. There are two more games left that could potentially make our season."
Men's soccer: Badgers fall to No. 8 Indiana
The men's soccer team finally generated some offense but it was not enough as the Badgers (4-9-0 overall, 0-3-0 Big Ten) fell to Indiana 5-2 Friday night. The Badgers played in front of 1,589 fans, setting an attendance record for the season. Redshirt freshman forward Victor Diaz scored on a penalty kick in the first period and junior forward/midfielder Reid Johnson scored with three minutes left in the first half. Although Wisconsin and Indiana were tied at the half, the Hoosiers broke away early in the second half and sealed the win.
Wisconsin goaltender Jake Settle tied a career-high with eight saves and Indiana's Chris Munroe stopped five shots. Indiana (8-1-4, 2-1-2) out-shot Wisconsin 21-16.