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Wisconsin volleyball: Badgers sweep Hawkeyes despite “uneven” performance

MADISON — It took a bit of extra time and patience, but eventually the No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers (4-1 Big Ten, 12-1 overall) swept a pesky Iowa Hawkeyes team (0-5, 2-13) that made life difficult for UW throughout the 3-0 match (25-21, 25-15, 28-26), especially in the final third set.

That frame featured 10 ties and five lead changes, and the Badgers found themselves down 23-21 late in the set as it looked like the Hawkeyes might stop a streak of losing 12-straight sets against one of the top teams in the conference.

In that last set, despite hitting .