Molly Haggerty was planning to sleep in final Thursday, along with her alarm set for 9 a.m.
However she was reminded how plans can change when one among her roommates, Liz Gregorski, got here in to wake her up an hour early for a Zoom name with College of Wisconsin volleyball coach Kelly Sheffield.
“I knew one thing wasn’t good,” Haggerty mentioned.
That Zoom name was to tell the No. 1 Badgers their season was about to be placed on pause as a result of some gamers had examined optimistic for COVID-19 following their match the earlier weekend towards Michigan State.
So on the eve of their largest weekend of the season, fairly than enjoying fellow Huge Ten Convention energy Nebraska, the Badgers headed into isolation with some going to stay in a lodge and others heading to school housing.
This system stays shut down, with this weekend’s matches at Iowa additionally postponed. Everyone seems to be being examined twice a day with each antigen and PCR checks and if issues go nicely there’s an opportunity they may return to follow someday subsequent week with the destiny of subsequent weekend’s matches towards Northwestern nonetheless undetermined.
The truth of what was forward hit the gamers arduous when the information was damaged to them.
“When Kelly gave us the information I used to be actually dissatisfied, unhappy, upset, mad and confused,” mentioned Haggerty, a redshirt senior. “A variety of totally different feelings. Clearly, we’re right here to play volleyball and we’re following actually strict guidelines, so for one thing like this to occur proper earlier than a giant recreation, it simply sucks. Nevertheless it’s out of our management.”