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Badgers advance to sixth straight NCAA Regional with 3-1 Win

In front of a packed house at the UW Field House, the No. 6 Wisconsin volleyball team advanced to the Sweet 16 for the sixth straight season with a 3-1 win over Pepperdine.

The Badgers downed Pepperdine 25-16, 25-12, 15-25, 25-13.

Sophomore Sydney Hilley recorded her seventh double-double in the last eight matches with 48 assists and 19 digs, which ties her career best.

“It felt really good. I thought our passers did a great job against those servers,” Hilley said. “I thought all of my hitters, I had so much trust in. They were all being aggressive and smart.”

Senior Tionna Williams led all players with a season-high 14 kills while hitting .458 (14 kills – 3 errors – 24 attempts).

“I feel like they were picking up on what we were trying to do offensively and pushed us to do things differently in the fourth set,” said Williams. “Everybody is going to fight for their season then.”

With the win, Wisconsin improves to 24-6 overall.

Alec Ausmus

Sports reporter

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