Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Sports | Volleyball

VOLLEYBALL

Weekend trip puts damper on teams chances

Columbus, Ohio - It wasn’t the prettiest of weekends, and for the MSU volleyball team, it was downright ugly. The Spartans dropped both of its matches this weekend, losing in three games to Indiana on Friday night, and then falling in four games to Ohio State on Saturday night. Going into the weekend, the Spartans were hoping to pick up a pair of wins escalating to the forefront of the conference.

VOLLEYBALL

SPORTS UPDATE: Buckeyes pummel netters

Columbus, Ohio - The Spartans arguably had their worst performance of the season Saturday night.MSU committed hit a dismal .164, committed, 11 service errors, and allowed Ohio State to tally 12 service aces en route to a 25-30, 31-29, 17-30 and 18-30 drubbing in St.

VOLLEYBALL

Spartans hit road for two games

The MSU volleyball team doesn’t like being in the middle of the Big Ten standings, and players said this is a great weekend to do something about that. The Spartans (15-7 overall, 7-5 Big Ten) are stuck in fifth place, but a pair of wins would bump them up in the conference.

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Juniors lively spirit is contagious

Fans flock to MSU volleyball matches to watch the Spartans battle fierce competition. But they also come to see the buzz Jenny Rood creates with her performance on the court. Following every kill, block or opponent error, Rood makes her feelings known, ecstatically jumping like a bunny.

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Spartans fall to U-M volleyball

The No. 25 MSU volleyball team played sloppily and made costly errors, falling in four games to Michigan 24-30, 27-30, 30-24 and 18-30 at Jenison Field House on Wednesday night. It was the Spartans (14-7 overall, 6-5 Big Ten) first loss at home this year and the first time the Wolverines, (13-8, 7-4) have swept the Spartans since 1992. “We were just too inconsistent, and we didn’t have enough offense tonight,” MSU head coach Chuck Erbe said.

VOLLEYBALL

Volleyball team picks up two wins at Jenison

The MSU volleyball team battled it out with Big Ten opponents en route to picking up two victories this weekend. Led by another red-hot performance from redshirt freshman Megan Wallin, the Spartans (14-6 overall, 6-4 Big Ten) defeated Purdue 30-23, 30-23 and 30-19 on Friday. Senior outside hitter Kyla Smith led the charge Saturday, recording 18 kills in the Spartans’ 38-40, 30-22, 30-21, 25-30 and 16-14 five-game marathon win over Illinois. The contest against the Fighting Illini proved to be the highlight of the weekend.

VOLLEYBALL

Injury bug depletes Spartans

A rash of injuries have left the No. 23 Spartans dealing with more physical pains then they’d like to this season. For the second straight weekend and fifth straight game, junior outside hitter Sara Villwock was sidelined nursing an injured left foot. Prior to Villwock’s injury, she led the team with 113 kills total, she also was the team’s biggest defensive threat, digging 3.29 balls per game. Her presence has been felt on the bench, but it has lacked on the floor - where the Spartans have been hurting.