Spartan Roundup: Volleyball dominates on Spartan Senior night
In case you missed it, here is your weekly Spartan roundup as the football teams moves up one spot to No. 16 in the latest college football rankings.
Last Saturday on an emotional night, the women’s volleyball team were able to sweep Indiana 3-0 on the last home game of the season. Senior Alyssa Garvelink recorded her 1000th kill becoming just the 23rd Spartan to achieve such as honor. Six other seniors were honored with Garvelink including, Autumn Bailey, Brooke Kranda, Rachel Minarick, Abby Monson, Holly Toliver, and Megan Tompkins.
The Spartans moved to No. 10 in the NCAA Volleyball rankings, which marks the longest stretch for the program since 1996. The team will finish its final two road games at Purdue at 7 p.m. on Friday and at Indiana at 7 p.m. this Saturday.
On a rainy and windy day, the men’s soccer team was still able to dominate Virginia Tech 3-0 and advance to the next round. MSU was led by forward DeJuan Jones, forward Ryan Sierakowski, and defender Michael Pimlott, who all finished with a goal apiece. Midfielder Ken Krolicki finished with three assists.
The Spartans will head to the Sweet 16, where they will face 10th-seeded Western Michigan at home at 6 p.m.
In their 17th-straight appearance at the NCAA Championships, the women’s team was able to finish with 395 points where they finished in 14th place to conclude the 2017 cross country season. Freshman Maggie Farrell was the first true freshman to cross the finish line and to lead the team since 2004. She was one of six freshman out of all the individuals to cross the line at a personal record of 20:26:1.
On the men’s side in their sixth straight appearance, the team finished with a total of 590 points where they finished in 25th place.The team struggled as two Spartan runners fell in the 10k championship race. Leading the way was sophomore Morgan Beadlescomb, finishing in 91st place with a personal 10k time of 30:35.4.
This past Sunday at the Northwestern TYR Invitational, both the men’s and women’s team were able to capture second-place. Leading the way for the men’s team was Big Ten Freshman of the Week Guy Moskovich, who won the 1650 freestyle at 15:16:68. This marks the fifth fastest time in Michigan State history.
Leading the way for the women’s team was Big Ten Swimmer of the Week Racheal Bukowski, who won the 100 freestyle.
The Spartans next event together will be on Jan. 12 at Purdue to finish the season.
Last Friday night the men’s wrestling team started off strong, but was strongly overmatched to Central Michigan with a final score of 31 to 9. Freshman Rayvon Foley earned his first dual win with a 9 to 6 decision over Drew Hildebrandt.
MSU’s next tournament will be at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational on Dec. 1-2.