The MSU volleyball team can check one goal off its to-do list after winning all four of its matches at this weekends MSU Volleyball Classic at Jenison Field House. To win this tournament on our home court was a big goal of ours, senior outside hitter Erin Hartley said. The Spartans defeated Auburn 3-1 and Dayton 3-1 on Friday and capped the tournament with 3-1 victories against Denver and Western Michigan on Saturday. These early season victories will help the team become more sure of itself, sophomore setter Nikki Colson said. Its an incredible confidence booster.
A bundle of nerves. Spartan volleyball coach Chuck Erbe knows his team will be battling its emotions as well as Auburn, Dayton, Denver and Western Michigan this weekend.
On every team, every player has some responsibility. Some have more than others. In volleyball, the setter plays that lead roll. Spartan volleyball Coach Chuck Erbe describes the setter position as similar to other sports positions often mentioned in the same breath as leadership. Its like the quarterback in football and the point guard in basketball, Erbe said.