MSU had its struggles to start the match, but gained confidence as the match wore on and played even with the home team for much of the second and third sets, just unable to put away the potent Illini offense UI hit .327 in the match (50-17-101), while MSU recovered from a difficult start to hit .198 (24-17-86). The teams each had six blocks and Illinois had a slight edge in digs, 31-29.
Michigan State dropped a three-set decision to Northwestern on Friday night in Evanston (21-25, 19-25, 20-25). The Spartans (15-7, 3-6 Big Ten) had a rough night from a hitting standpoint, having nearly many hitting errors (25) as they had kills (28, .032).
Michigan State continues a four-match road swing with games at Northwestern (Friday) and No. 7 Illinois (Saturday).
Michigan State dropped a tough 3-0 decision on the road at Ohio State on Sunday afternoon (23-25, 19-25, 26-28 ). MSU splits its third straight Big Ten weekend and falls to 15-6 overall and 3-5 in Big Ten play.
Michigan State earned a hard-fought victory on the road at Maryland on Friday night, 3-2 (25-16, 25-20, 22-25, 23-25, 15-11). The Spartans are now 15-5 and 3-4 in Conference play while the Terps fall to 12-7, 3-4.
Michigan State heads out on the road for the first two of four straight matches away from Jenison Field House. The Spartans play Friday night at Maryland, and then Sunday afternoon at Ohio State.
Michigan State dropped a tough four-set loss to No. 14 Purdue (25-15, 12-25, 19-25, 17-25) on Saturday at Jenison Field House. MSU falls to 14-5 and 2-4 in Big Ten. Purdue rebounded from a Friday loss to improve to 14-3 overall and 3-3 in Conference action.
Michigan State outlasted visiting Indiana on Friday night at Jenison Field House, taking a 3-2 victory over the Hoosiers (25-20, 23-25, 25-23, 19-25, 15-13). MSU picks up its 14th win of the season overall and wins its second straight in Big Ten play to improve to 2-3 in Conference play. The Hoosiers fall to 11-5 and 2-3 in the B1G.
Michigan State wraps up a four-game homestand with matches against Indiana and No. 16 Purdue.
Michigan State snapped a three-game skid and earned a 3-1 victory (18-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-18) over visiting Rutgers on Saturday at Jenison Field House.
Michigan State suffered its third straight setback, a 3-0 decision at the hands of visiting No. 9 Penn State, 3-0. The Spartans fall to 12-4 overall and 0-3 in Conference play, while Penn State is now 10-4 and 2-1 in B1G action.
Michigan State gets its first home matches of its Big Ten schedule this weekend when it hosts Penn State and Rutgers. It opens a four-game homestand for MSU, its longest of the season.
Michigan State fell at No. 3 Nebraska on Sunday afternoon, 3-1 (18-25, 9-25, 25-21, 25-16). The Spartans have dropped back-to-back matches for the first time this season, and fall to 12-3 and 0-2 in the Big Ten. Nebraska is 11-1 and 2-0.
Michigan State’s 12-match winning streak came to a halt on Friday in Iowa City, where the Spartans dropped a 3-0 decision to the Hawkeyes. MSU is now 12-2 on the year and 0-1 in the Big Ten.
Michigan State earned the Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational title with a 3-1 win over in-state rival Western Michigan (25-19, 25-22, 14-25, 25-20). MSU finishes non-conference play on a 12-match winning streak,
Michigan State posted a sixth consecutive 3-0 sweep, a straight-sets decision over Alabama-Birmingham (25-7, 25-16, 27-25) in the second-day opener of the annual Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational. MSU improved to 11-1 on the season, and UAB falls to 8-5. The Spartans have reeled off 11 consecutive wins, and have won 21 straight sets.
Michigan State played in front of its home crowd for the first time in the 2018 season, and posted a 3-0 sweep (25-19, 25-21, 25-16) of Albany in the first game of the annual Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational.
Michigan State gets its first home games of 2018 when it hosts the Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational this weekend. MSU welcomes Albany, Alabama-Birmingham, and Western Michigan to Jenison Field House for the tournament.
Michigan State wrapped up the Fairfield Invitational with a 3-0 sweep (25-23, 25-20, 25-19) of Central Connecticut. The Spartans wrapped up the tournament with four consecutive 3-0 victories over two days.
Michigan State defeated Harvard on Saturday morning at the Fairfield Invitational (25-13, 25-21, 25-16). Alyssa Chronowski and Meredith Norris paced the Spartans with 10 kills each as MSU improved to 8-1 on the year.