Monday, September 28, 2020

Sports | Volleyball

VOLLEYBALL

After tough nonconference schedule, no regrouping time for volleyball as conference season approaches

Head coach Cathy George knew the first month of the season would be challenging for MSU volleyball (7-4 overall), EMCwho played five teams that made the NCAA tournament last season in a 15-day span. Unlike football, there’s no bye week for the volleyball team, which begins play in the toughest conference in the collegiate ranks on Friday against Indiana.

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Volleyball closes Spartan Invitational with sweep over UW-Milwaukee

No. 25 MSU (7-4 overall) dominated UW-Milwaukee (5-8 overall), winning in three straight sets for the second night in a row (25-19, 25-8, 25-16) at Jenison Field House on Saturday night. “The thing that was so cool about (tonight) is that we were discipline two nights in a row,” senior libero Kori Moster said. “It was a huge step in the right direction.”

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Volleyball bounces back from LIU-Brooklyn loss to sweep Western Kentucky

After a lackluster performance against LIU-Brooklyn in the day portion of the day-night doubleheader, No. 25 MSU (6-4 overall) swept Western Kentucky (11-3 overall), 3-0 (25-11, 25-21, 25-16) in the night cap. “We came out with the right type of intensity and focus we needed to play against Western Kentucky,” head coach Cathy George said. “They’re a very good team.”

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Chloe Reinig impressive for Spartans early in season

Standing at six-foot-four feet tall, it’s not easy to miss outside hitter Chloe Reinig. Height aside, the sophomore standout has been a linchpin for No. 25 MSU volleyball (5-3 overall).Reinig has made up for lost time after missing the non-conference portion of the 2013 season with mononucleosis. The outside hitter appeared in 25 matches last season.

VOLLEYBALL

After Halle Peterson injury, freshman Rachel Minarick to see increased role

No. 25 MSU volleyball (5-3 overall) will have to find a way to pick up the slack left behind after junior setter Halle Peterson dislocated her shoulder. Peterson injured her shoulder during Friday’s game against No. 14 Oregon. There is no timetable for her return.

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Volleyball splits Big Ten/Pac-12 challenge in Oregon

The Spartan volleyball team (5-3 overall) returned home on Sunday with one more loss and one more win after splitting two games in the Big Ten/Pac-12 challenge.“We played two quality Pac-12 teams,” head coach Cathy George said. “I think there were areas where we grew and areas where we need to get sharper as a whole.”

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Big Ten-Pac 12 challenge will provide early challenge for volleyball

The volleyball team will try and do what the football team failed to do last weekend — defeat Oregon in Eugene. No. 23 MSU (4-2 overall) will play the No. 18 Ducks (6-0 overall) on Friday and Oregon State (5-0 overall) on Saturday as part of the Big Ten- Pac 12 challenge.

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Volleyball prepares for Oregon road trip

The No. 23 Spartans (4-2) will try and get the taste of defeat out of their mouth this week when they head to the west coast to face No.

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COLUMN — Winless weekend won't define volleyball season

No. 23 MSU (4-2 overall) did not get the results it wanted over the weekend after losing consecutive games to No. 17 UNC (4-1 overall) and No. 20 Duke (5-1 overall) at home as part of the ACC- Big Ten challenge. However, these losses can be attributed to the growing pains of a tough non-conference schedule and are not indicative of the team the Spartans can become.

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After winless weekend, volleyball remains positive attitude

The Spartans, (4-2 overall) ranked No. 14 as of Sunday, came into the weekend undefeated and ready to prove they could compete with top-25 competition, which will no doubt be the norm in the stacked Big Ten conference. However, after losing to No. 20 North Carolina 3-0 (17-25, 20-25, 22-25) and No. 19 Duke 3-2 (25-12, 22-25, 25-23, 23-25, 10-15) in consecutive nights as part of the ACC- Big Ten Challenge last weekend, MSU will have to regroup.