Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Sports | Volleyball


No. 9 Spartans upset by Arizona in NCAA Tournament

All eyes were on Jenison Fieldhouse for the second straight night as the MSU volleyball team continued its trek in the NCAA Tournament. In a five-set classic, the Arizona Wildcats were able to stave off and eliminate the Spartans, 25-17, 16-25, 19-25, 26-24, 10-15. In the first round, the Wildcats ousted Cleveland State, 3-0, to keep their season alive.


Spartan volleyball team preps for home NCAA Tournament game against Fairfield

No. 15 MSU volleyball will be hosting a few games of the first round of the NCAA tournament. As the 9th seed in the tournament, MSU will be playing Fairfield University for the first time. With hopes to continue to the second round of the NCAA tournament, MSU will have to come up with a game plan that allows it to beat Fairfield. Here are three things you should know about the Fairfield Stags.


MSU volleyball to host opening rounds of NCAA Tournament

Late Sunday evening, the MSU volleyball team welcomed good news regarding its impending journey in the NCAA Tournament. The Spartans earned the overall No. 9 seed and will host Fairfield University, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, or MAAC, champions. The match against the Stags is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 at Jenison Field House.


No. 11 MSU volleyball defeats Rutgers for the second time this season

It was Breast Cancer Awareness night at Jenison Field House and the MSU volleyball team showed their support by wearing pink. The No. 11-ranked Spartans sweeped Rutgers for the second time this season on Wednesday. Five out of MSU's six hitting errors were made in the third set. There is never a night off in Big Ten volleyball and MSU showed that they’re always ready to work.


No. 14 MSU Volleyball swept by No. 24 Illinios

On Wednesday No. 14 MSU Volleyball lost in three sets against No. 24 Illinois on the road. The Illini swept MSU in three sets, with the second set went into a marathon, with 32 points in favor of Illinois (30-32). The Spartans finished the game with a hitting percentage of only 14.5% compared Illinois' 31.9%.