Michigan State fought an epic five-set battle in a victory at No. 7 Purdue on Wednesday night, earning a 3-2 victory (25-16, 25-27, 25-23, 16-25, 15-10). The win was Cathy George's 300th at Michigan State, a memorable way for the mentor to celebrate a milestone victory.
The Spartans challenged the Boilers with a complete game – their passing was on point, their hitting errors were at a minimum and their serving was tough, as MSU held a bend-but-don't-break mentality. The Spartans earned first and third set victories, and came back with an impressive fifth-set effort after the Boilers closed out the fourth on a 9-0 run.
MSU rolled up a season-best 67 kills, winning the blocking battle 9-7 and delivering seven service aces.
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