* Michigan State is 10-4 overall and 1-2 in the Big Ten following a 3-2 victory at Maryland on Friday night: Statbroadcast Michigan State @ Maryland * Nalani Iosia ranks third in the Big Ten in digs/set (4.16). * The Spartans were picked 11th in the Big Ten Preseason Poll.
SERIES HISTORY - MICHIGAN STATE
* Penn State is 52-7 in the all-time series with Michigan State. The teams first played in 1985. * The Lions have won 15 straight matches in the series. * The Spartans' last win was a 3-2 match at Rec Hall in 2013. It was Penn State's B1G season opener. * After that loss in 2013, Penn State went undefeated the rest of the season, ending with a 35-2 record, and defeating Wisconsin in the NCAA Finals to win its 6th National Championship. * Penn State is 26-3 against Michigan State at Rec Hall.
NEAR THE TOP IN BLOCKS
* Penn State ranks second in the nation in blocks/set at 3.07. * Allie Holland ranks fifth in the nation in blocks/set at 1.57, while Taylor Trammell is 44th at 1.28.