Friday, May 24, 2024

Sports | Volleyball

VOLLEYBALL

Spartans look to make most of second chance

Sometimes it takes a second chance to finish what’s been started. After going 12-0 in nonconference games to open the year, the MSU volleyball team struggled through a 5-15 Big Ten season, but kept fighting through the end of the season and was rewarded with an invitation to this season’s NCAA Tournament — a second opportunity.

VOLLEYBALL

Athletic sophomore keys Spartans in crucial assist role

It all started when her coach noticed she was tall and left-handed. At that time, Natalie Emro, who was playing on a 12-and-under club volleyball squad, was asked to be a setter for her team. And she’s maintained that role in her current position as setter for the MSU volleyball team.

VOLLEYBALL

Losing streak ends with lopsided sweep

For the first time in four weeks, the MSU volleyball team was able to walk off the court with heads held high — and they were able to do it twice. The Spartans swept their weekend series with wins against Iowa and Wisconsin, with 3-0 victories in both matches.