Michigan State volleyball looks to get back to winning ways


Elena Shklyar (12) celebrates after scoring a point/ Photo credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Faith Flickinger, Volleyball Beat Reporter

EAST LANSING – Michigan State Volleyball is back on the road to face  No. 9 Minnesota. In the last match between the Spartans and the Golden Gophers, Minnesota swept MSU in a three-set match. 

The Spartans look to get back to .500 with a win over Minnesota. They are 10-11 on the season and 1-9 in the Big Ten. 

The Gophers have captured their sixth-ranked win of the year against No. 12 Purdue. In their match, redshirt freshman opposite Lauren Crowl had a career-high seven kills and sophomore middle blocker Arica Davis had a season-best three kills and four blocks. Graduate student libero CC McGraw got 17 digs. McGraw passed Jessica Granquist for the No. 4 spot all-time at Minnesota in digs.

On the other side, MSU is coming off a loss against Indiana.

It was a competitive five-set match, but the Hoosiers stole the match from the Spartans. Against Indiana, sophomore outside hitter Aliyah Moore led the match with 16 kills, and sophomore outside hitter Grace Kelly posted a career-high of 10 kills. Graduate student setter Zoe Nunez landed her fifth double-double of the season as well.

The Spartans and Gophers face off at the Maturi Pavilion on Oct. 26 at 7:00 p.m.