The Spartans rallied from a late four-point deficit in game three against Purdue to close out the Boilermakers in a 3-0 sweep at Jenison Field House on Friday.The Spartans (13-6, 6-6 Big Ten) dominated games one and two before Purdue (3-17, 1-11) grabbed its first clear control of the match in game three.But MSU rallied from trailing 27-23, to run five straight off the Boilermakers, and downed them 32-30.We were a little flat in the third game, but I thought Purdue really raised their game and played hard, Spartan head coach Chuck Erbe said.
While rain and wind pelted MSU students in East Lansing on Wednesday evening, the Spartan volleyball team created a storm of its own inside Jenison Field House. The Spartans (12-6, 5-6 Big Ten) wrestled their way to a 3-1 victory against the rival Michigan Wolverines.We controlled the net, and we won the serve and pass part of the game, head coach Chuck Erbe said.
When the Michigan Wolverines and the Spartan volleyball team square off at 7 p.m. today at Jenison Field House, both teams coaches and players will have plenty to think about. A previous match, a state flag, conference position and bragging rights will all be on the line. The Spartans (11-6, 4-6 Big Ten) dropped the final three games to lose 3-2 to the Wolverines (10-7, 6-4) on Oct.
Even with a career night from freshman outside hitter Kim Schram, the No. 10 Ohio State Buckeyes proved to be too much for the Spartan volleyball team as they downed MSU 3-1 Saturday at Jenison Field House.The Buckeyes (17-1, 9-1 Big Ten) utilized numerous weapons in the match, led by outside hitter Anne Boticas 17 kills.Schram led both teams with 20 kills, a career-high, and only committed five errors.
The Spartan volleyball team dropped three straight games to No. 11 Penn State on Friday at Jenison Field House. The Nittany Lions rolled to victory 30-23, 30-24 and 30-25 over the Spartans, who were previously 9-0 at Jenison. Penn State (14-3, 7-2 Big Ten) trailed MSU early in all three games before scrapping together major scoring runs to open the games in their favor.
Freshman outside hitter Kim Schram misses life in London, Ontario. She wishes she could be around her friends, her family and especially her Smarties.I need my Smarties, she said.She doesnt mean the sugary discs abundant on Halloween.
Spartan head coach Chuck Erbe wants to see volleyball become a more popular and television-friendly sport.So he scheduled an exhibition game for Oct.
Champaign, Ill. - Unforced errors cost the Spartan volleyball team a perfect weekend, as it settled for a split after Illinois swept MSU 3-0 in Champaign, Ill., on Saturday.The Illini handled the Spartans for all three games of the match winning 30-27, 30-26 and 30-22.The Spartans (11-4, 4-4 Big Ten) suffered more serve and pass breakdowns against the Illini, recording 12 service errors and 13 return errors.
Champaign, Ill. - Serving and passing errors resurfaced Saturday night, and Illinois capitalized en route to a 3-0 win against the Spartan volleyball team.A consistent serving and passing attack from the Illini starkly contrasted the Spartans woes in those areas.The Spartans had 12 service errors and 13 serve receive errors compared to the Fighting Illinis four serving errors and four receiving errors.Game one belonged to the Illini - the Spartans only led twice.
Bloomington, Ind. - Behind dominating performances in the first and fourth games Friday, the Spartan volleyball team downed the Indiana Hoosiers 3-1.The Spartans (11-3, 4-3 Big Ten) got a season-high 22 kills from senior outside hitter Erin Hartley, who also finished with a .405 hinting percentage.Outside hitter Christina Archibald led the Hoosiers (4-11, 1-6) with 16 kills, and middle blocker Melissa Brewer added 14 kills in the losing cause.
When senior outside hitter Erin Hartley landed on the foot of junior middle blocker Angela Morley and went down with a sprained ankle in the second game Saturday at Purdue, it was reason to be worried. Shes the primary player on our team and it takes a lot away from us, Spartan head coach Chuck Erbe said. But when Hartley returned midway into the same game, it was reason to be inspired. We got a big lift when Erin came back into the game, and she played great, junior outside hitter Kyla Smith said.
West Lafayette, Ind. - One injured leader couldnt stop MSU on Saturday. After losing the first game to Purdue and watching as senior outside hitter Erin Hartley rolled her ankle and took a seat, things looked grim for the Spartans (10-3, 3-3 Big Ten). But the team regrouped and won the next three games against Purdue, taking the match 3-1 and claiming its first Big Ten road win. Its a relief to get our first road win, because we dont have it hanging over heads anymore, Hartley said.
When Michigans and MSUs volleyball teams square off at 7 p.m. tonight at Michigans Cliff Keen Arena, it will be for more than in-state bragging rights.