Aug 24, 2013
East Lansing, Mich. - - The Michigan State volleyball team held its annual Green & White intra-squad scrimmage on Saturday afternoon. The White squad took two of the three sets.
MSU, ranked 14th in the AVCA pre-season poll, will officially open the 2013 season next weekend at the Virginia Tech Invitational. The Spartans will play St. Francis (PA), Towson, Pacific, and host Virginia Tech over the two-day event.
In Saturday's first set, the white team battled back from five-point deficits on three occasions to rally for a 27-25 win. The teams traded set point three times before the White team finally put it away. The White team had an easier time in game two, posting a 25-19 victory before the Green team took game three, 25-20.
The White team, coached by Associate Head Coach Russ Carney, consisted of freshmen Kristen Muir, Autumn Christenson, Megan Tompkins, and Brooke Kranda, juniors Ryian Hubbard and Taylor Galloway, and seniors Kelsey Kuipers and Lauren Wicinski. The Green was coached by assistant coach Mike Gawlik, and featured seniors Kristen Kelsay and Alexis Mathews, juniors Kori Moster and Jazmine White, sophomore Maggie Halloran, and freshmen Chloe Reinig, Allyssah Fitterer, and Ebony Scott.
Taylor Galloway led the white team with 13 kills, while seniors Kelsey Kuipers and Lauren Wicinski each had eight. Freshman Megan Tompkins led the white team with six blocks (two solo), while Kristen Muir had 13 digs. Junior Ryian Hubbard had 29 assists.
For the Green team, senior setter Kristen Kelsay had 28 assists, and freshman Chloe Reinig had 11 kills. Senior Alexis Mathews led the squad with five blocks, and also contributed eight kills. Kori Moster had 29 digs.
Six guest coaches also participated in today's intrasquad: hockey coach Tom Anastos, mens golf coach Casey Lubahn, and baseball coach Jake Boss each coached one set for the green team, while field hockey coach Helen Knull, women's tennis coach Simone Jardim, and softball coach Jacquie Joseph each took a one-set turn on the white bench.