Update: Michigan Volleyball sweeps MSU in NCAA Sweet 16

Submitted by Raoul on December 7th, 2012 at 7:47 PM

The Michigan volleyball team is facing MSU in the NCAA Sweet 16 tonight at 8:00 in Berkeley, CA. The match can be seen on ESPN3.

The two squads split during the regular season, with each gaining a sweep on the other's home court. The winner of the match tonight will almost certainly face Stanford tomorrow in the Elite 8 (see the bracket).

Go Blue!


Update: Congrats to the team on the sweep!

Excerpt from mgoblue.com recap:

The University of Michigan volleyball team blew past Michigan State in three sets (25-16, 26-24, 26-24) on Friday night (Dec. 7), clinching its second-ever appearance in the NCAA Elite Eight. U-M will face either second-ranked Stanford or Iowa State in the regional final Saturday (Dec. 8) at 8:30 p.m. PST at Haas Pavilion.

Michigan, making its second regional final appearance in four years, was led on offense by junior Lexi Erwin's (Spring, Texas/Woodlands College Park) 17 kills. Classmate Jennifer Cross (Scarborough, Ontario/Birchmount Park Collegiate) added 12 kills and five blocks. Sophomore Lexi Dannemiller (West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West) dealt 30 assists, while freshman Tiffany Morales(Redondo Beach, Calif./Redondo Union) had 19 digs. Freshman Krystalyn Goode (River Falls, Wis./Nicolet) registered five blocks, while Erwin tossed in four block assists.

Postgame press conference audio

Comments

Wolverine Devotee

December 7th, 2012 at 8:14 PM ^

GO BLUE! Beat state!

The volleyball program hasn't been very successful in terms of championships but it's understandable since the B1G is in volleyball as the B1G is in Men's basketball. Deep as deep can be. Hard to compete with the dynasty that is penn state and nebraska who sells out every single match.

 

PitchAndCatch

December 7th, 2012 at 8:58 PM ^

First time ever? watching Womens' Volleyball and it is pretty damn entertaining.  Michigan dominated the first set and somehow pulled out the 2nd set after being down 3 late.  Sparty NO!