Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Sports | Volleyball

VOLLEYBALL

Spartans keep winning by sweeping Purdue 3-0

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.

VOLLEYBALL

Spartan spikers pull 3-1 victory over rival Wolverines

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.

VOLLEYBALL

Team looks for revenge, state flag, victory against U-M

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.

VOLLEYBALL

Volleyball team loses second straight home match

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 Botica’s 17 kills.Schram led both teams with 20 kills, a career-high, and only committed five errors.

VOLLEYBALL

Volleyball loses first game at home to No. 11 Penn State

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.

VOLLEYBALL

Spartans face two top teams at home

With just two matches remaining in the first half of the Spartan volleyball team’s conference schedule, they have a chance to issue a major statement. The Spartans face two of the Big Ten’s finest in No.

VOLLEYBALL

Win at Indiana solid before problems begin at Illinois

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.

VOLLEYBALL

Spartans cant win two straight on road, lose 3-0 to Illini

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 Illini’s four serving errors and four receiving errors.Game one belonged to the Illini - the Spartans only led twice.

VOLLEYBALL

Hoosiers fall to Spartans in four games

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.

VOLLEYBALL

Ankle sprain in game two doesnt sideline Hartley; comes back to inspire team to 3-1 at Purdue

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. “She’s 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.

VOLLEYBALL

First road victory comes at Purdue

West Lafayette, Ind. - One injured leader couldn’t 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. “It’s a relief to get our first road win, because we don’t have it hanging over heads anymore,” Hartley said.