By Adam Roberts – 4/22/2021
They upset the Longhorns a few years ago, but tonight Wisconsin women’s volleyball is hoping to avoid the tables being turned.
The top-seeded Badgers face #5 Texas in the semifinals tonight in Omaha. Wisconsin was pushed to the limit before beating Florida in its first five-set match of the year in the quarterfinals. The teams have met eight times before and split those matches. The Badgers have won the last three, including that shocking upset of the top-ranked Longhorns in the 2013 National Semifinals.
As far as this year’s team goes, the Longhorns have four potential All-Americans, including 6’2 outside hitter Jogan Eggleston, who’s averaging nearly 5 kills per set and hitting .323 this fall. Eggleston had 18 kills, 5 blocks and 5 aces in Monday’s 4-set win over Nebraska.
Kentucky and Washington meet in the other semifinal match.