Two games against struggling opponents afforded the volleyball team time to give some of its younger players minutes over the weekend.
Maryland and Rutgers came into the weekend searching for their first Big Ten win. Thanks to MSU, they will have to keep searching.
The volleyball team might be able to string together a win streak, which has eluded them in the conference portion of the schedule thus far.
It can be hard to establish yourself as a freshman. It can be even harder to establish yourself as a freshman coming off an injury.
MSU (10-7 overall, 3-3 Big Ten) will have to lean on every player on its roster if they want to make a push in a tough Big Ten conference.
Perhaps the new uniforms bought new energy to the Spartans, who adorned pink jerseys Saturday night instead of the customary home white ones as part of their annual Breast Cancer Awareness game.
The volleyball team will try and replicate the success the football team had against Nebraska last weekend.
It’s been a roller coaster season for the volleyball team thus far, but at the midpoint the Spartans are happy with the progress they are making.
At the midpoint of the season, the volleyball team is at a crossroads. MSU (9-6 overall, 2-2 Big Ten) after defeating Michigan (6-8 overall, 1-3 Big Ten) at Jenison on Friday night is in prime position to contend in a tough Big Ten conference or free fall into oblivion.
Fifteen games are in the books for the volleyball team and there are 16 left to go. The season is at the midpoint and the Spartans are hoping to establish a rhythm.
MSU (9-6 overall, 2-2 Big Ten) wrapped up it’s home-and-home series with a 3-1 win (25-21, 29-31, 25-23, 26-24) against in-state rival Michigan (6-8 overall, 1-3 Big Ten) on Friday night.
MSU (8-6 overall, 1-2 Big Ten) fell short in it’s attempt to win on the road against in-state rival Michigan (6-7 overall, 1-2 Big Ten), losing in four sets (20-25, 25-22, 24-26, 23-25).It was a sloppy effort for both teams, who combined for 55 errors. MSU had 29 of those errors, 11 of which were service errors.
With a top-10 recruiting class comes big expectations and the craving for immediate production. MSU volleyball compiled the No. 6-rated recruiting class last spring according to PrepVolleyball.com.The talented class has paid dividends for head coach Cathy George, whose team has caught a case of the injury bug early on this season.
After splitting two games over the weekend to open up Big Ten season, MSU (8-5 overall, 1-1 Big Ten) will make the short trip to Ann Arbor to face Michigan (5-7 overall, 0-2 Big Ten) on Tuesday. Both the Spartans and Wolverines played Indiana and No. 15 Purdue this past weekend. MSU defeated Indiana in four sets and lost to Purdue in four sets. U-M lost to both Indiana and Purdue in five sets.
MSU (8-5 overall, 1-1 Big Ten) opened the conference portion of the season with a split in it’s two road games in the state of Indiana this past weekend. The Spartans defeated the Indiana Hoosiers (10-4 overall, 1-1 Big Ten), 3-1 (25-17, 25-18, 22-25, 25-21) on Friday night and loss to No. 15 Purdue on Saturday night, 3-1 (22-25, 22-25, 28-26, 25-23).
MSU volleyball (8-5 overall, 1-1 Big Ten) played Purdue (12-2 overall, 2-0 Big Ten) tough on the road for four sets but could not bring home a victory, losing in four sets (22-25, 22-25, 28-26, 23-25).