Sunday, April 14, 2024

Sports | Volleyball

VOLLEYBALL

Spartans place 2nd in tourney

It was a never-say-die attitude that pulled the MSU volleyball team (5-1) to take second in this weekend's Green Mill Restaurant Classic in Wichita, Kan., after losing only one match, head coach Chuck Erbe said. Although the team fell to No.

VOLLEYBALL

Spikers lead Big Ten in hits, blocks

The MSU volleyball team (3-0) leads the Big Ten in both hitting percentage and blocking after a 3-0 weekend at the MSU/Coca-Cola Classic Championship. The team has a .347 hitting percentage and 3.28 blocks per game, followed by Wisconsin, with 3.11 blocks per game.

VOLLEYBALL

Spartans 3-0 in weekend matchups

The MSU volleyball team opened its season by capturing the Coca-Cola/MSU Classic Championship at Jenison Field House this past weekend. The team went 3-0, defeating Ohio University, St.

VOLLEYBALL

Spartans host weekend invite

The MSU volleyball team is hungry to make some kills on home court heading into this weekend's season opener - the Coca-Cola/MSU Classic at Jenison Field House. "We're ready for any competition you throw at us," junior setter Mickey Davis said.

VOLLEYBALL

Former assistant to help lead USA National, Olympic teams

Todd Dagenais has some adjusting to do. MSU's former associate head volleyball coach will be spending the next few weeks getting acclimated to his new home, Colorado Springs, Colorado. "The funny thing is, the biggest adjustment has been getting used to the altitude," Dagenais said, adding that the city is more than a mile above sea level.

VOLLEYBALL

3 Spartans given honors

Three MSU volleyball players earned all-Big Ten honors this week.Junior outside hitter Kim Schram was named to first team all-Big Ten, and senior setter Nikki Colson and senior middle Jenny Rood won honorable mention."It's good for the team to have players recognized," Schram said.

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Spartans shocked to be hosting

Screams rang through the walls inside Champp's restaurant in Eastwood Towne Center in Lansing Township on Monday night as the MSU volleyball team found out it was going to the NCAA tournament.The MSU volleyball team doesn't have to travel far.

VOLLEYBALL

Spartans to host NCAA Tournament

After going all season without losing two matches in a weekend, the MSU volleyball team was swept for the first time by Northwestern and Illinois this past weekend.The Spartans (19-11 overall, 11-9 Big Ten) were hoping to win at least one match before heading into the NCAA Tournament, but were unable to accomplish their goal.On Sunday evening, the Spartans found out they will host the first and second round of the NCAATournament.

VOLLEYBALL

Spikers face road test before tourney

As the MSU volleyball team closes its season on the road at Northwestern and No. 18 Illinois, they will focus on getting healthy and playing well in preparation for the NCAA Tournament."I think that win (over Iowa) pretty much puts us in the NCAA Tournament, especially with the schedule that we've played," head coach Chuck Erbe said.

VOLLEYBALL

Injuries coming at wrong time

Every team has injuries, but for the MSU volleyball team, most have come over the past two weeks. Senior setter Nikki Colson, senior middle Jenny Rood, junior outside hitter Sara Villwock and sophomore middle Brooke Langston have all sat out because of injuries. "It's hard when you come into practice and your starting setter is sitting out, your starting M1 (middle) is not dressed for practice and your L2 (leftside hitter) is wearing a boot," head coach Chuck Erbe said. Colson has had tendinitis in both knees and shin splints in one leg, but the problems have gotten worse over the past two weeks. Rood has been dealing with shin-splint problems as well, but it has become a big problem for her when she jumps and lands.

VOLLEYBALL

Victory at Wisconsin is 4th straight

As the cold weather sweeps in from outside, the MSU volleyball team has begun to heat up inside gyms around the Big Ten. The Spartans (17-7 overall, 9-5 Big Ten) continued their winning ways on the road, beating Wisconsin, 30-26, 21-30, 22-30, 30-25 and 15-8.

VOLLEYBALL

Spikers want to break 1-1 funk

The MSU volleyball team is where it always seems to be at this point of the season - in the middle of the pack.The Spartans are 5-5 in conference play, tied for sixth with Purdue, right about where they have been the past couple of seasons.

VOLLEYBALL

Spikers drop out of rankings

As the MSU volleyball team gets ready to start the second half of the Big Ten season, it only needs to look back to last weekend's play for confidence.For the first week in the Big Ten, the Spartans (13-7 overall, 5-5 Big Ten) did not lose a match 3-0.