No. 15 Wisconsin Takes Title at 2000 Sugar Bowl Volleyball Classic park
Wisconsin posted a perfect record, sweeping all three of its matches, to win the inaugural Sugar Bowl Volleyball Invitational hosted by Tulane University on September 8-9, 2000. The Badgers, who were ranked No. 15 entering the Sugar Bowl event, would go to reach the NCAA Championship before settling for a second-place finish after losing to Nebraska in the title match.
Tulane took second place in the event, followed by LSU and Colorado.
Friday, Sept. 8
Tulane def. UNO: 3-1
Tulane def. LSU: 3-0 (15-12, 15-12, 15-11 )
Wisconsin def. Colorado: 3-0 (15-11, 15-3, 15-7)
Saturday, Sept. 9
LSU def. UNO: 3-1 (15-2, 14-16, 15-9, 15-11)
Wisconsin def. LSU: 3-0 (15-10, 15-12, 15-3)
Wisconsin def. Tulane: 3-0 (15-7, 15-8, 15-4)
Colorado def. UNO: 3-2
Sherisa Livingston, Wisconsin – MVP
Meaghan Davis, LSU
Jennifer Hampton, LSU
Meggan Kohnen, Wisconsin
Jenny Maastricht, Wisconsin
Claudia Rodriguez, Wisconsin
Wisconsin and host Tulane met on Saturday with both teams holding perfect marks in the tournament. However, the Badgers handed the Green Wave its first loss of the season, 3-0 (15-7, 15-8, 15-4).
Jenny Maastricht led the Badger attack on the Wave as she put down a match-high 18 kills. Coupled with Sherisa Livingston's 12 kills, the duo recorded 30 of Wisconsin's 50 kills. The Badgers registered 50 kills and 21 errors in the match, while Tulane had 22 kills but also made 22 errors.
Kim Sentmore led the Green Wave with 12 kills and eight digs while freshmen Kim Swafford and Lauren Jones-McClain recorded four kills each.