Volleyball defeats Northwestern to sweep weekend
The MSU volleyball team (23-7 overall, 11-7 Big Ten) traveled to Evanston, Ill., and swept the Northwestern Wildcats (16-13, 5-13) 3-0, with scores of 25-18, 25-17 and 25-15 at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The win caps another strong weekend for the Spartans, who defeated Illinois in five sets on Friday evening.
It was the sixth consecutive Big Ten-match victory for the Spartans, the program’s best streak since 1998.
The Spartans used a 13-3 run to take the first set, capped off by a service ace from freshman setter Halle Peterson.
A kill from sophomore middle blocker and outside hitter Jazmine White gave MSU a 12-4 lead in the second set to help MSU take control early.
In the final set, leading 12-9, the Spartans used an 11-3 run to put the Wildcats on the ropes, before a kill from junior middle blocker Alexis Mathews sealed the victory.
MSU will return home to host Michigan at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Jenison Field House.