Penn State’s quest for its 13th NCAA Final Four berth took three match-point attempts and overcoming a pair of Spartan set point tries, but in the end, the Nittany Lions finished off the sweep.
Match Stats Michigan State def. Illinois 3-1 (25-23, 18-25, 25-27, 29-27) Michigan State advances to play #1 seed Penn State…
Penn State is the lone team of the four in the University Park regional to make it to the Elite Eight or further in the last five years. Illinois last advanced past the Sweet 16 in 2011, while Missouri and Michigan State last made the regional finals in 2005 and 1996 respectively.
MATCH STATS Michigan State def. No. 9 Creighton 3-1 (25-23, 19-25, 25-20, 25-16) Michigan State moves to 23-8; Creighton ends…
Brooke Kranda and Alyssa Garvelink turned in 12 kills apiece for Michigan State, while Marysa Wilkinson and Jaali Winters notched double-digit efforts for Creighton as both advanced to the NCAA Second Round in Omaha.
#11 Michigan State finished their regular season with a four-set victory over Indiana on the Hoosiers’ Senior Night in Bloomington, Indiana.
Michigan State is on the road for the final week of the regular season, heading to Indiana to take on both Purdue and the Hoosiers.
With #11 Michigan State’s sweep of Northwestern on Saturday, Spartans’ head coach Cathy George became the winningest coach in program history.
Michigan State has its final two-game home weekend of the season with visits from Illinois and Northwestern on tap.
Late rallies, an efficient offense and timely blocks lifted No. 1 Penn State past No. 10 Michigan State in four sets, clinching the Nittany Lions a key win in the Big Ten Conference race.