It was another successful weekend for the University of Wisconsin volleyball team, as they clinched their seventh victory this season in the HotelRED tournament.The Badgers opened their doors to Lipscomb and Texas A&M Thursday, with three days of play allowing for each team to play each other at least once in the schedule. As the hosts, the Badgers took the first game Thursday night against Lipscomb.Wisconsin volleyball dominates at K-State invitationalThe University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team remains undefeated, moving to a 5-0 record off a very successful tournament at Read…UW’s success Thursday night can largely be attributed to Tionna Williams, who set several personal records after an outstanding performance. Williams tallied 11 blocks and 10 kills, earning her first career double-double.The Badgers managed to pull away from Lipscomb early in the first set, and that momentum allowed for an equally successful second set. It was in the third set that Lipscomb managed to fight back, keeping the game close in scoring between the two teams, but Wisconsin eventually managed to silence the Bison.Friday night was a night off for the Badger, as both visiting teams took on one another at the Fieldhouse. Texas A&M walked away Friday night with a win, defeating the Bison three sets to one.Volleyball: Team remains strong despite losing best players from previous yearThe University of Wisconsin volleyball team had been a dream team in the Big Ten, but when four key seniors Read…Saturday night’s final matchup pitted the Aggies and the Badgers against each other. Even though the Badgers were a little rusty from their day off, they still managed to outplay the Aggies from the beginning.Fans were also in for a surprise when Lauryn Gillis came back on the court to play with her teammates. Gillis has been out for a majority of this young season, still recovering from an ankle injury she acquired from last yearWhile Gillis might have only played a fraction of the game, it was a great look into just how dominant this team could be when they are all playing. Gillis and her fellow Badgers earned yet another three-set sweep, their seventh of the season. Wisconsin has performed outstandingly well this non-conference season, with the Badgers never giving a single set to any of their opponents. With as much success as they’ve had during non-conference play, good things are sure to come to the Badgers once they begin Big Ten play.The Badgers will wrap up their final non-conference game of the regular season next weekend when they host the Badger Classic tournament at the UW Fieldhouse. Wisconsin will welcome Marquette and Southern Mississippi to Madison in what is sure to be an exciting weekend tournament.
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Asante Kotoko goalkeeper, Ibrahim Danlad, has clarified the claims that he will never play for arch rivals, Accra Hearts of Oak.Danlad spent the 2019/2020 season with Berekum Chelsea where he impressed until the league was truncated as a result of COVID-19.Earlier reports had quoted the former Ghana U-17 star as saying he would never play for Kotoko’s bitterest rivals Accra Hearts of Oak but in an interview with Joy FM, the 17-year-old shot-stopper stated that while he respects his current commitment to the Porcupine Warriors, he would be open to moving to the Phobians if they presented a good offer.“I want to use this opportunity to clear something on this big platform. I haven’t said anywhere that I won’t play Hearts of Oak forever”, Danlad stated.“I’m a Professional player, what I said was that I have a contract with Asante Kotoko. So, any team that brings a good contract and Kotoko will allow me to go, and if the contract is good for me definitely, I will move to any club that comes on board for me”.“I don’t have any intention of not playing Accra Hearts of Oak forever, I’m a professional player, now I’m enjoying the good life at Asante Kotoko because they have helped me a lot in my career and can’t disappoint them.”At Berekum Chelsea, Danlad played 14 games and managed eight clean sheets before COVID-19 struck.He has so far represented Ghana at every youth level, having played for the U17, U20 and U23 teams.In 2017, he was part of the Ghana squad which participated at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India.