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Arkansas volleyball falls to #1 Wisconsin in five sets

Arkansas fans break a volleyball program attendance record with a crowd of 4,299 for top tier matchup.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — On Wednesday night the #21 Arkansas volleyball fell to #1 Wisconsin, 3-2. 

Arkansas drops to 2-1 on the season. The Razorbacks and Badgers will play again on Thursday night at 7 p.m. on ESPNU. 

Before the match even began Arkansas fans broke a volleyball program attendance record with a crowd of 4,299. 

The Hogs would take the first set, 25-21 with Wisconsin native Maggie Cartwright finishing things off with a kill. Wisconsin would take set two to even things at one a piece.

Arkansas was in full control of the third set. With the Hogs leading 24-19, Wisconsin showed why its the best team in the nation. The Badgers rallied off seven straight points to win the third set, 26-24 and take a 2-1 lead.

The Razorbacks though keep their heads in the match. The Hogs continued their strong play taking the third set, 25-20 to force a decisive fifth set. It marked the first this season the Badgers lost two sets of a match. 

The Badgers would go to win the fifth set, 15-13 and take the match. Hannah Hogue finished the match with 57 assists, while Jillian Gillen had 22 kills. 

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