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No. 24 Michigan State Volleyball Falls to No. 6 Nebraska, 3-0

Lauren Wicinski led all player with 13 kills in the match.

Sept. 26, 2012

Box Score

LINCOLN, Neb. - No. 24 Michigan State (13-2, 1-2 Big Ten) lost to No. 6 Nebraska (10-3, 2-1 Big Ten) in three sets at the Nebraska Coliseum. MSU lost the first two sets by scores of 17-25 and 16-25 and got out to a fast start in the third set but eventually dropped the game, 25-22.

The Spartans hit just .175 percent in the match, while Nebraska notched a .391 hitting percentage. The mark of .175 percent was the lowest hitting percentage for the Spartans this season.

Nebraska came out with a 25-17 win in set one and hit .591 percent in the game. MSU trailed 14-10 before the Huskers went on a 5-0 run to take a 19-10 lead and forced a Spartan timeout. Amy Dentlinger led all players with five kills in the set but it wasn't enough and Nebraska took a 1-0 match lead.

The Huskers jumped out to a 9-3 lead in set two and MSU used its first timeout. The Spartans went down 20-12 and lost set two, 25-16. Michigan State hit just .056 in the set while the Huskers hit .321 percent and went on to take a 2-0 lead in the match.

Michigan State took a 5-1 lead in set three and forced an early Nebraska timeout, but a back-and-forth game ensued. Alexis Mathews and Taylor Galloway combined for a block to make it 11-6 in favor of MSU. The Huskers went on a 4-0 run to tie the match at 16 and it was tied again at 20-20 before Nebraska pulled away to take the set, 25-22 and the match 3-0.

Lauren Wicinski led MSU with 13 kills while Amy Dentlinger had 10. Kristen Kelsay had 21 assists and added two service aces to go along with nine digs.

The Spartans are back in action on Saturday, Sept. 29 when it travels to face Iowa at 8 p.m.



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