The top-ranked University of Louisville Volleyball team is now gearing up for the Final Four after defeating #16 Florida and #8 Georgia Tech last week. The Cardinals are two wins away from perfection, but will first have to go through #4 Wisconsin to do so. Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about the Badgers.
For the first time ever, we're heading to the Final Four. #GoCards x #NCAAVB pic.twitter.com/eYW14ULMOY
— Louisville Volleyball (@UofLVolleyball) December 13, 2021
Louisville Stats Leaders through 32 Matches:
- Kills: Anna DeBeer (323)
- Assists: Tori Dilfer (1,165)
- Blocks: Amaya Tillman (146)
- Digs: Elena Scott (402)
- Sets played: Tori Dilfer, Aiko Jones (108)
- Service aces: Aiko Jones (37)
#16 Wisconsin Preview:
Match Info: Thursday, Dec. 16th; 7:00 PM (Columbus, Oh)
Overview: The Big 10 champion Badgers enter the matchup sporting a 29-3 record, while winning their last nine contests. Very similar to the Cardinals, Wisconsin is solid at the net and both teams are top-six in the nation in hitting percentage. The team has yet to drop a set in the NCAA Tournament, sweeping Colgate, Florida Gulf Coast, #13 UCLA, and #12 Minnesota.
#NCAAVB Regional Finals Highlights 📼
(4) @BadgerVB swept (12) @GopherVBall, 3-0, to advance to the National Semifinals for the third consecutive season. pic.twitter.com/BBtyvLA5ma
— NCAA Women's Volleyball (@NCAAVolleyball) December 12, 2021
Key Wins (AVCA Coaches’ Poll): #6 Baylor, #7 Kentucky, #9 Ohio State, #10 Nebraska (2), #11 Minnesota (3), #14 UCLA, #15 Penn State
Players to watch: MB Dana Rettke (384 kills & 151 blocks), L/DS Lauren Barnes (481 digs), S Sydney Hilley (1,349 assists & 294 digs), OH Julia Orzol (295 kills & 210 digs), OH Grace Loberg (282 kills)
The winner of the match will meet Pittsburgh/Nebraska for a chance to win a national championship on Saturday.