Wisconsin Volleyball Beats Baylor in Final Four and will play for the National Championship

For the third time in their history, the Wisconsin volleyball team will play for the National Championship.

The No. 4 Badgers got there ͏by taking down No. 1 Baylor, 3-1, in the National Semi-Finals tonight in Pittsburgh.

Wisconsin had not lost a set in their first four matches in the NCAA Tournament. But Baylor got the Badgers in a 1-0 hole with a 27-25 win in the first set. All the Badgers did was win the next three sets — 25-21, 25-17, 25-19 — to take the match and hand the Bears their second loss of the season.

It was a bit of revenge for Kelly Sheffield’s team, who lost to Baylor 3-1 earlier this season. But not this time, as the Badgers are now 3-0 all time in the National semi’s.

Wisconsin has played for the National Championship twice prior to this year, coming up empty in both 2000 and 2013.

No. 4 Wisconsin (27-6) will look for their first National Championship in program history against either No. 3 Stanford (28-4) or No. 7 Minnesota (27-5) on Saturday night in Pittsburgh. Scheduled start time is 7:00 pm (CT) and will be aired on ESPN2.

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