#14 Wisconsin Thumps Indiana; Gillis Reaches 1,000 Career Kills

  0 Kyp Harasymowycz | November 11th, 2017 | Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, News


  • #14 Wisconsin def. Indiana, 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-15)
  • Wisconsin moves to 17-7, 8-7 Big Ten; Indiana drops to 12-15, 1-14 Big Ten
  • Bloomington, Indiana
  • Attendance: 675
  • Box score

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – #14 Wisconsin took care of business Friday night in a quick sweep of Indiana, 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-15). The win sets up a major RPI match in mid-November with the Badgers travelling to West Lafayette for a Saturday night match against Purdue. Purdue just knocked off Minnesota Friday evening, 3-1.

New Castle, Indiana native Lauryn Gillis pounded her 1,000th kill in her 100th match at 4-2 of the second set Friday evening. Gillis finished with 9 kills and added a match-high 12 digs for the Badgers. Dana Rettke was a force at the net for Wisconsin, leading all attackers with 14 kills, hitting .571 and adding a match-high 7 blocks. Setter Sydney Hilley ran the offensive to an impressive .447 hitting percentage with 34 assists and contributed 5 digs and 2 aces to the cause. Libero Tiffany Clark finished with 10 digs.

The Hoosiers were led by redshirt sophomore outside hitter Kendall Beerman with 9 kills. In her third start as libero, freshman Bayli Lebo finished with a team-high 10 digs. Sophomore middle blocker Hayden Huybers led Indiana with 4 blocks on the evening. Sophomore setter and Wisconsin native Victoria Brisack ran the offense (.204) with 27 assists and added 5 digs and 2 blocks on defense. Junior right side Elizabeth Asdell added 7 kills and hit a team-high .500 for the match.


Courtesy of Wisconsin Athletics

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The 10th-ranked Wisconsin volleyball team made quick work of Indiana, sweeping the Hoosiers, 25-21, 25-20, 25-15, in University Gym Friday night.

The Badger offense was on fire, hitting .447 (48 kills – 10 errors – 85 attempts) while holding Indiana (12-15 overall, 1-14 Big Ten) to a hitting percentage of .204 (32-13-93).

Dana Rettke‘s match-high 14 kills along with Lauryn Gillis‘s nine kills, including her 1,000th career kill, helped the Badgers power past the Hoosiers. Setter Sydney Hilley also recorded a career-high six kills while hitting .857 (6-0-7).

Wisconsin (17-7, 8-7) notched 38 digs to Indiana’s 26 digs. Gillis earned a match-high 12 ups and libero Tiffany Clark added 10 digs.

At the net, Rettke collected seven stuffs, including two solo blocks, as the Badgers out blocked IU 8-6.

Behind the service line Hilley paced the Badgers with two aces, helping UW to a 5-2 advantage.


  • Senior Lauryn Gillis collected her 1,000th career kill at 4-2 in the second set of her 100th career match.
  • Setter Sydney Hilley scored a career-high 6 kills.
  • The Badgers hit .447 (48-10-85) against the Hoosiers, the seventh time this season hitting over .400.
  • UW is 13-0 on the season when hitting over .300.


“There were a lot of good things. (Lauryn Gillis) gets her 1,000th kill which is nice and the locker room’s all excited for her.

“Right before the three (blocks) in a row, there was a timeout and I said, ‘Guys, most of their points are coming off of our hands. We are not getting good touches on the block.’ We weren’t being disciplined. Coming out of that there were three straight stuff blocks straight down. There’s time where (Dana Rettke) just absolutely just takes over and she certainly did there at that point.”

-Head Coach Kelly Sheffield

Courtesy of Indiana Athletics

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana volleyball team had five players with two or more blocks against No. 10 Wisconsin, but fell in three sets (25-21, 25-20, 25-15) on Friday at University Gym.

Redshirt sophomore Kendall Beerman led the Hoosiers with nine kills and junior Elizabeth Asdell hit .500 with seven kills.

Freshman Bayli Lebo, who made her third start at libero led Indiana with 10 digs and sophomore Hayden Huybers tallied four blocks.

Asdell had four of her seven kills in the first set as she hit .667 in the first set and put Indiana up 7-5. Wisconsin used a 7-1 run to go up 12-8 and Indiana called a timeout.

The Hoosiers (12-15, 1-14) went down as many as six, but came back to within two at 23-21. A pair of Wisconsin kills secured the first set win for the Badgers.

Lebo had seven of the Hoosiers 14 digs in the second set and it was even 10-10 through the first 20 points of the set. Wisconsin scored seven of the next eight points to take a 17-11 lead.

Again, Indiana closed the gap, this time to three at 23-20, but an attack error and Wisconsin kill ended the second set and put Wisconsin up 2-0 in the match.

In the final set, Wisconsin asserted an efficient attack with 16 kills on 20 swings to hit .700 and close out the match in three sets.

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