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Wisconsin volleyball: Badgers start slow, finish fast in 3-1 win over Illinois

MADISON — After dropping a rocky first set against the Illinois Fighting Illini (3-3 Big Ten, 11-6 overall), the No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers (5-1 Big Ten, 13-1 overall) bounced back to win the match 3-1 (25-27, 25-20, 25-9, 25-15) and played some of the best volleyball of the year, by any team, in the final two sets.

The first set — similar to their last match against Illinois earlier in the month — was tough going for Wisconsin. Despite some good early serving including three aces, Illini got their block going and had five blocks to put pressure on UW.