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Spartan Volleyball Tops Fairfield, 3-0, at the University of Connecticut Classic

Sophomore Taylor Galloway had a career-high 10 kills for MSU.

Aug. 31, 2012

Box Score

STORRS, Conn. - Michigan State volleyball defeated Fairfield, 3-0, in their first match at the University of Connecticut Classic on Friday, Aug. 31. MSU won in straight sets by scores of 25-15, 25-13 and 25-22. The Spartans were on top the entire night and never trailed in the match. Taylor Galloway led Michigan State with 10 kills, besting her career high.

The Spartans opened the first set of the match on a 6-2 run behind two aces from Lauren Wicinski and one from sophomore Kori Moster, Wicinski had a total of four aces in the match.

A back and forth set ensued and the Stags evened the score at six before Michigan State was able to garner control in the game. Sophomore Taylor Galloway had a perfectly placed kill, followed by a block assist along with Alexis Mathews, putting MSU up 16-12. Fairfield called a timeout with MSU leading, 18-13, but it wasn't enough to hold off Michigan State. The Spartans took the first set, 25-15, after a huge kill from junior Alexis Mathews, her third in the set in as many attempts.

Michigan State stayed on top in set two, taking the game 25-13. The Spartans responded with kills from Alexis Mathews and Taylor Galloway after a Fairfield timeout and added a service ace from Kori Moster to go up 19-12, forcing another timeout from the Stags. Moster added another ace late in the set and Michigan State took the game 25-13, going up 2-0 in the match. Fairfield had eight errors in the set, contributing to a negative hitting percentage as a team.



Freshman Maggie Halloran, celebrating her 18th birthday, led MSU in set three with a pair of blocks and a pair of kills. The Spartans took the third and final set, 25-22.

Kori Moster led Michigan State with 22 digs and both Kristen Kelsay and Halle Peterson had 15 assists. Lauren Wicinski had four service aces, bringing her season total to 17.

Michigan State is in action again tomorrow and will square off against Dartmouth at 10 a.m. and will face UConn at 7:30 p.m., in day two at the University of Connecticut Classic.

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