GLEN ELLYN, ILLINOIS —The M State Spartans volleyball team came away with a perfect record in the Chaparral Invitational over the weekend defeating DuPage 3-0 (25-22, 25-11, 25-12), Harper College 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 27-25), Madison College 3-1 (25-17, 25-15, 23-25, 25-19) and Rock Valley 3-0 (25-21, 26-24, 25-13).

“Overall, the team played very well this weekend and they are so fun to watch,” Spartans head coach Abby Crowser said. “Even when we are down in a set, we fight back and start making great plays when we need it most. There were numerous sets where we came from behind to win. The players do a great job at performing well under pressure.”

Leading stat-getters for the Spartans in their game against Dupage were Katherine Mastey (10 kills), Bailey Marty (12 digs, 9/10 serving, 2 aces), Alexa Mortenson (23/23 serving, 3 aces), Alexis Heisler (14/14 serving, 2 aces), Taylor Berndt (11 digs, 13/15 serving, 2 aces) and Sydney Hovland (28 set assists).

With their second sweep, this time against Harper, Hovland (22 set assists), Berndt (19 digs), Marty (18 digs), Hannah Ekse (11 kills, 6 blocks), Mastey (2 blocks), Mortenson (11/11 serving, 1 ace) and Sierra Jenson (22/24 serving, 3 aces) each had outstanding games.

Heisler (15 digs, 10/11 serving, 1 ace), Marty (17 digs, 18/19 serving, 3 aces), Hovland (16 digs, 39 set assists), Berndt (21 digs, 12/14 serving, 2 aces), Jenson (26/26 serving), Ekse (16 kills, 4 blocks), Mastey (10 kills, 3 blocks) and Mortenson (10 kills, 16/16 serving, 5 aces) in a four-set victory over Madison. The Spartans would drop their only set in their win over Madison.

The Spartans finished with a sweep over Rock Valley.  Marty (18 digs, 13/14 serving, 1 ace), Jenson (14 digs, 14/15 serving, 1 ace), Berndt (11 digs) and Heisler (10 digs) led in stats.

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