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Nov. 2, 1997

Women's Volleyball Defeats Michigan

EAST LANSING, Mich.- In front of a crowd of 3,023 in Jam Jenison III, the Spartan volleyball team downed the Wolverines, 15-13, 15-3, 8-15, 15-12 on Sunday afternoon.

In game one, the Spartans fought a neck and neck battle with the Wolverines, tying the score seven different times. A kill by Jenna Wrobel put the Spartans up 14-13. Michigan took a time out to try and stop the MSU momentum but Veronica Morales hit the deciding kill on the next side out. Michigan State thoroughly dominated game two with Wrobel and Morales contributing seven kills apiece. The Spartans held Michigan to .000 hitting percentage in that game. Michigan looked sharp in game three. As the Spartans got to within three points, the Wolverines tallied three consecutive service aces to close out the game. MSU used 11 kills in game four by Wrobel to end the match.

Wrobel had 32 kills in the match, a season-high. Morales hit 24 kills and had 15 digs. Lindsey Clayton continued a fine weekend of play with a near triple-double of 18 kills, 10 digs and eight blocks.

Despite winning the match, MSU was not able to hold on to the State Pride flag. Michigan won the teams' first meeting, 3-1, while MSU won this match 3-1. Since both teams had won four games, the decision was based on total points scored in the two matches. Michigan won this, 101-89.

MSU is back in action next weekend as the team hosts Ohio State on Friday and Purdue on Saturday. Both matches are slated to start at 7 p.m.

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