Michigan State dropped a hard-fought battle on the road at No. 3 Minnesota on Saturday, pushing the Gophers to five sets for the first time this season before ultimately falling 3-2 (25-23, 19-25, 17-25, 25-21, 7-15).
The Spartans are amid a five-game stretch against top-13 teams, most recently falling at Purdue on Wednesday night, 3-1 (18-25, 25-19, 18-25, 19-25). The Spartans and Boilers battled from whistle to whistle, as MSU had leads in three of the four sets but were overtaken late in the third and fourth frames by the more experienced Boilers.
he Spartans (15-11, 3-10 B1G) and Boilers battled from whistle to whistle, as MSU had leads in three of the four sets but were overtaken late in the third and fourth frames by the more experienced Boilers.
Michigan State heads back out on the road, starting with a Wednesday match at No. 13 Purdue. MSU heads to No. 3 Minnesota on Saturday to complete the week of action. Both matches will air live on the Big Ten Network this week.
Michigan State fell to No. 7 Wisconsin at Jenison Field House on Saturday evening, dropping their only match against the Badgers this season (14-25, 20-25, 23-25). The loss snapped a two-game winning streak against Wisconsin, which MSU defeated twice last season.
Michigan State dropped a hard-fought decision to No. 3 Minnesota on Friday at Jenison Field House, but fell by a 3-0 score (22-25, 23-25,15-25). The Gophers improve to 17-2, 11-0 Big Ten, while the Spartans fall to 15-9. 3-8 in Conference play.
Michigan State continues plays its final full-weekend series of the regular season when it welcomes No. 3 Minnesota and No. 7 Wisconsin to Jenison Field House this weekend. Friday’s match airs live on the Big Ten Network with Mike Monaco and Kim Kuzma on the call. BTN will also air the MSU-Minnesota matchup in Minneapolis next weekend.
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.