Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Sports | Volleyball

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.

VOLLEYBALL

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.

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.