Michigan State Volleyball Stages an Incredible Comeback to Pull Off Reverse-Sweep Against Rutgers

Published 11/18/2023, 9:49 PM EST

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As the Big Ten Volleyball Championship has almost reached its conclusion, the conference teams are girded up to qualify for the 2023 NCAA Division 1 roster. Nevertheless, in the wake of their incredible performances, team Nebraska’s and Wisconsin’s rivalry at Big10. However, other participating teams at Big 10 championships have made it to the spotlight as well.

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Even though, Nebraska and Wisconsin have been the top choices for volleyball spectators, the Michigan State Volleyball team has also managed to secure the attention. In a recent showdown against team Rutgers, team Michigan State Volleyball has not only emerged victorious but also made an incredible comeback to reverse the sweep.

Michigan State Volleyball Team’s recent showdown

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Recently, the Michigan State Volleyball team embarked on a journey to compete with Rutgers once again. In a recent tweet by Michigan State Volleyball, it was captioned as, “Comeback = Complete  Got the job done in a gritty five-set effort tonight in Piscataway.” The last time when Michigan State competed against Rutgers, the Michigan State Volleyball team clinched the match with a remarkable 3-1 victory. 

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In the last showdown with Rutgers, Michigan State could not win the first set, whereas the second set was in favour of Michigan State. But this was different with the recent match against. As the first set was a loss, spectators were expecting team Michigan State to secure a win in the second set. 

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In the first two sets, Rutgers defeated Michigan State by securing 20-25 and 17-25. But then something unexpected happened, and Michigan State made a notable comeback.

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Interestingly, it secured victorious in the next three sets with 25-17, 25-13 and 15-10. Therefore, team Michigan State Emerged Victorious in the recent match against team Rutgers with a remarkable 2-3 score. 

Exceptional Display of Skills by Players

Team Rutgers’ players were undoubtedly the centre of attraction at the recent showdown. In all five sets, team Rutgers standout players included Taylor Humphrey with 13 kills, Tina Grkovic with 12 kills and Alissa Kinkela with 11 kills. Overall, Rutgers had 46 kills with a hitting percentage of .202%. 

On the other hand, the Michigan State Volleyball team’s players were no less than Rutgers. While Team Michigan’s Taylah Holdem recorded the highest 17 kills in the showdown, Aliah Moore scored second highest at the same position as Taylor Humphrey with 13 kills. Eventually, team Michigan won this match with overall 64 kills and a .252 hitting percentage. 

While the Michigan State volleyball team is performing quite well in the matches, it is still required to re-straterzir=se the gameplay to uplift its rank. Currently, it is placed at the 8th position below team Indiana. However, the team still have ample opportunities to boost its rank by winning the upcoming matches. 

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Yashika Dutta

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