Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Sports | Volleyball

VOLLEYBALL

Spartans join U.S. national team

The red, white and blue of the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team added a little green and white for its upcoming exhibition season. Former Spartan outside hitter Erin Hartley and assistant coach Todd Dagenais will represent America on April 18-20 as the national team begins the exhibition season with three games against China’s Tianjin. “Ever since I was little I wanted to play for the U.S.

VOLLEYBALL

Hartley wins spot on AVCA Mideast Region team

Although her Spartan volleyball career ended Saturday night, senior outside hitter Erin Hartley is still receiving reminders about her great senior campaign. Hartley was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Mideast Region team Wednesday. Hartley is one of 10 Big Ten players on the 12-person roster. By earning a spot on one of the eight regional teams, Hartley, along with the other 95 regional-team members, is eligible for a place on the AVCA All-America team, which will be announced Dec.

VOLLEYBALL

Team looks ahead

Madison, Wis. - The concept seems to be pretty cut and dry in an NCAA Tournament game - either win and keep playing or pack your bags. But for the Spartan volleyball team, things aren’t quite as simple. Instead of dwelling on what went wrong in a 3-0 loss to the No.

VOLLEYBALL

Irish first foe in tourney

It might not have the madness of March or sparkle of “One Shining Moment,” but for the Spartan volleyball team, the NCAA Volleyball Tournament doesn’t lack drama. The No.

VOLLEYBALL

Hartley says goodbye with win

When junior middle blocker Angela Morley stepped behind the service line with the score 29-24 Saturday night against Indiana at Jenison Field House, fellow Spartan volleyball player senior outside hitter Erin Hartley took a look around.And she didn’t look specifically at anything, she looked at what would soon be just a memory.“There were certain times out on the court, like when it was 29-24, when I said to myself, ‘this is the last point before I’m done here,’” Hartley said.

VOLLEYBALL

Team topples No. 21 Illinois, Indiana

For the MSU volleyball team, the present is much sweeter than the past.A little more than a month ago, the Spartans had just finished off the first half of their Big Ten schedule with a paltry 4-6 conference record.But after a 3-0 sweep over No.

VOLLEYBALL

Morley racks in awards

The wins keep on coming for the MSU volleyball team. But this time, it’s personal. Junior middle blocker Angela Morley was named the National Volleyball Player of the Week on Monday for her 31 kills and .558 hitting percentage in MSU’s weekend upsets of No 9.

VOLLEYBALL

Stunning upsets elate Spartans

It’s the trip no volleyball team wants to make - traveling to No. 9 Ohio State and No. 13 Penn State on consecutive nights. Only three teams have ever survived the weekend with two wins.

VOLLEYBALL

Wildcats fold, but No. 6 Badgers sweep

The Spartan volleyball team entered the weekend riding a four-game winning streak, and a 3-1 win Friday at Jenison Field House against Northwestern only added fuel to the flames. But the Spartans (16-7, 9-7 Big Ten) ran into a road-block Saturday as they fell 3-0 to the No.

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Volleyball team extends win streak to 5, overpowers Wildcats 3-1

The Spartan volleyball team extended its winning streak Friday night by dropping the Northwestern Wildcats 3-1 at Jenison Field House.The Spartans (16-6, 9-6 Big Ten) have now won five straight matches in the second half of their conference schedule.Freshman outside hitter Kim Schram led the way with a match-high 19 kills.

VOLLEYBALL

Spartans add to winning streak with road trip

The Spartan volleyball team got the one thing it’s been searching hardest for last weekend - consistency. The stability highlighted a pair of 3-0 wins, the first Friday evening at Iowa and again on Saturday night at Minnesota, upping the Spartans’ current winning streak to four games. The wins put the Spartans (16-6, 8-6 Big Ten) in possession of fifth place in the Big Ten conference. “We played more constantly and with a lot more energy and stability and we played phenomenal defense,” sophomore setter Nikki Colson said.