Nov. 29, 1997

Morales Breaks Spartan Record in Win over Indiana

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Saturday night was senior night at Jenison Fieldhouse, and outgoing senior Veronica Morales decided to make it extra-special by rewriting yet another Spartan record. Morales had already this season broken MSU career attack and kill records. Going into the night, the four-year starter needed only 15 digs to overtake the MSU career dig record of 1,466, held by Jill Krumm. MSU, 22-11 overall (12-8 Big Ten) won in four games, 15-8, 15-10, 13-15, 15-8, over visiting Indiana. It took all four games for Morales, but when the night was over, she had 16 digs, giving her 1,467 career digs and yet another Spartan career record.

Michigan State came out strong in game one, hitting .405 as a team against Indiana's .130. The Spartans won 15-8, and recorded six team blocks.

They continued their strong het play in game two, recording .324 against hte Hoosiers' .118, and winning 15-10.

Game three saw Indiana fight back. Behind Amanda Welter's staggering .625 hitting, the Hoosiers forced a game four with a 15-13 victory.

Jenna Wrobel had 11 kills in game four, while four Spartans tallied two blocks apiece. This, along with Morales's record-setting six digs in game four was too much for Indiana, which lost 15-8 to Michigan State.

Michigan State awaits a bid to the NCAA Tournament. The selection will be made at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 30.