Spartans continue strong showing at Green & White Classic

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MSU middle blocker Aubrey O’ Gorman (8) celebrates after her teammates score a point/ Photo Credit: Sarah Smith/WDBM

Marin Klein , General Assignment Reporter

EAST LANSING — After its first win in the Green and White Classic over Oakland on Friday night, the Michigan State volleyball team took on IUPUI Saturday morning and came out with another victory.

The Spartans (5-2) and the Jaguars (2-6) both had impressive performances in all three sets, but the Spartans held on in all three sets: 25-18, 25-21, 25-17. 

Michigan State played a strong game both offensively and defensively, coming back strong from a week away due to COVID-19 cancellations. Sarah Franklin, Cecilee Max-Brown, and Rebecka Poljan led the team offensively, shutting down IUPUI with a collective 25 kills. Celia Cullen aided her team with 26 assists, which was an essential part of the Spartans’ victory. 

The Spartan defense was also a huge part of the win Saturday morning. The teams’ starting libero, Talia Edmonds, played a strong defensive game for the Spartans, as well as Naya Gros, who had a number of block assists for Michigan State. 

Since being back for two games after their week off, the Spartans have come on strong and made a statement. In the two games against Oakland and IUPUI, the team has showed promise for the rest of the season.

The Spartans will now play Central Michigan Saturday night at 7 p.m. for their final game of the Green and White Classic