Michigan State volleyball outside hitter Sarah Franklin has been named first team All-Big Ten, as announced by the league office on Wednesday.
The Spartans prepare for the final weekend of the season, welcoming Illinois and Northwestern to Jenison Field House. John Kreger returns behind the mic to call the action for Michigan State volleyball on the Spartan Sports Network. He will call both matches this weekend. Both matches will have a live video webstream on B1G+.
Michigan State went toe-to-toe with archrival Michigan for most of the match, but the Wolverines reeled off 10 straight points to close out a 3-0 sweep of the Spartans in the annual Jam Jenison event on Sunday (23-25, 20-25, 14-25).
Michigan State fell at No. 5 Wisconsin on Friday night, 3-1 (15-25, 25-17, 36-34, 17-25). It was the first match for the Spartans in a split week, continuing this Sunday with a hosting of Michigan for the annual Jam Jenison game. MSU moves to 11-15 overall and 4-13 in the Big Ten, while Wisconsin holds a 22-3 record, 14-3 in league play.
The Spartans have a split week, traveling to Wisconsin for a Friday match before hosting Michigan in the annual Jam Jenison game on Sunday. John Kreger returns behind the mic to call the action for Michigan State volleyball on the Spartan Sports Network. He will call the Sunday game vs. Michigan. Both matches will have live video webstream on B1G+.
Michigan State dropped a four-set match to No. 15 Penn State, 3-1 (17-25, 25-21, 24-26, 13-25), in Big Ten volleyball action on Saturday night at Jenison Field House.
Michigan State earned a 3-0 victory over Rutgers (26-24, 25-20, 25-19) on Friday night at Jenison Field House. Biamba Kabengele led all Spartans with 12 kills, adding eight digs. Sarah Franklin, Naya Gros, and Molly Johnson each had nine terminations, and Gros led MSU with four blocks. Sarah Franklin set a new career high with four service aces.
The Spartans open the final three weekends of the season facing the same teams it took on a week ago, welcoming both Rutgers and Penn State to Jenison Field House.
Michigan State fell in a five-set battle at No. 15 Penn State on Saturday night, 3-2 (23-21, 21-25, 25-21, 25-20, 15-13). The match was the second of a pair of road games on the east side for the Spartans, starting out with a 3-1 win at Rutgers on Friday.
A career-high 18 kills from junior Biamba Kabengele helped Michigan State end a three-game losing skid on Friday night in Piscataway, N.J., as the Spartans took down host Rutgers, 3-1 (25-22, 21-25, 25-10, 25-23), in Big Ten volleyball action at College Avenue Gym.
The Spartans have their final two-game trip on the schedule, traveling to Rutgers and Penn State. These teams will meet again next weekend in East Lansing, with Rutgers visiting on Friday and PSU on Saturday. Both matches will have a live video web stream on B1G+
The Spartans begin the second half of the Big Ten season with a split weekend, hosting Iowa on Friday before traveling for a Sunday match at Ohio State. John Kreger returns behind the mic to call the action for Michigan State volleyball on the Spartan Sports Network. He will call both MSU matches this weekend
Michigan State fought an epic five-set battle in a victory at No. 7 Purdue on Wednesday night, earning a 3-2 victory (25-16, 25-27, 25-23, 16-25, 15-10). The win was Cathy George’s 300th at Michigan State, a memorable way for the mentor to celebrate a milestone victory.
Despite a double-double from sophomore Sarah Franklin, Michigan State fell to Maryland, 3-1 (25-18, 21-25, 16-25, 18-25), in Big Ten volleyball action on Saturday evening in Jenison Field House.
Michigan State fell on Friday night to No. 3 Wisconsin, 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-18) inside Jenison Fieldhouse. The Spartans move to 8-8 overall with a 1-6 mark in conference play, while Wisconsin is now 14-1 and 6-1 in the Big Ten with tonight’s win.
MSU continues a four-match Big Ten homestand when it welcomes Wisconsin and Maryland to Jenison Field House this weekend
In its second-straight match against a top-10 opponent, Michigan State was defeated by No. 8 Minnesota, 3-1 (25-22, 23-25, 21-25, 21-25), in Big Ten volleyball action on Saturday evening at Jenison Field House.