Sept. 15, 2012
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Spartan volleyball swept Georgetown, 3-0, in its second match of the Holiday Inn Charleston/Mt. Pleasant Invitational in Charleston, S.C. Michigan State (11-0) hit .408 percent in the match and Amy Dentlinger, Taylor Galloway and Lauren Wicinski each recorded double-digit kills against the Hoyas. The Spartans won by scores of 25-15, 25-18 and 25-20.
MSU got off to a hot start in the first set of the morning match, jumping out to an 8-2 lead. The Spartans went on a 5-0 run and Wicinski had three kills early to force the first Georgetown timeout. Kori Moster notched her second service ace of the match, lengthening the lead to 21-12. Jazmine White and Taylor Galloway recorded back-to-back kills, both from Halle Peterson, to give MSU the 25-15 win.
The Spartans hit .538 in the first game and had 15 kills and just one error on 26 total attacks.
Michigan State kept the pressure on the Hoyas in set two and had a 7-2 lead. Georgetown responded and climbed back to tie the game at 16 but a Spartan run ensued. Michigan State scored seven straight points to take a 23-16 lead. Alexis Mathews and Lauren Wicinski combined for a block to go up 24-18 and Amy Dentlinger ended the set with a kill from the right side.
The Spartans took another 7-2 lead to start set three and Michigan State had three consecutive blocks during the run, two from both Dentlinger and Jazmine White. A 20-12 lead late in the set forced a Georgetown timeout after Galloway scored her 10th kill of the match. Michigan State completed the sweep and won the third set, 25-20, after hitting .412 percent in set three.
Michigan State will face the College of Charleston tonight at 7 p.m. as it looks to capture its fourth tournament title on the season. The match will be streamed live for a fee at CofCsports.com.