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No. 5 Wisconsin falls to No. 3 Minnesota, 3-1

The fifth-ranked Wisconsin volleyball team came up short, falling to No. 3 Minnesota, 16-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-19, on Wednesday night in the UW Field House.

Sophomore Dana Rettke set a school record with 30 kills in the match. The previous mark was 27 kills by three athletes under 25-point rally scoring. Junior Tiffany Clark led all players with 19 digs.

Minnesota remains undefeated in Big Ten play at 13-0 and improves to 19-2 overall. The Badgers fall to 16-5, 9-4.

Wisconsin took a set off the Golden Gophers, only the third set they have lost this Big Ten season.

The Badgers recorded a higher hitting percentage than Minnesota, hitting .296 (60 kills – 13 errors – 159 attempts) while holding the Golden Gophers to .272 (66-20-169). Minnesota entered the match at .302 for the season, the top team in the Big Ten and the No. 3 team nationally.

–UW-Madison Athletic Communications

Amy Gill

Sports Anchor/Reporter, 27 News.

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