Volleyball faces tough competition

Jenna Peterson
Staff Writer

After losing the last three games, the Mavericks must change their game plan if they want to add more wins to their record. 

The team will be traveling this weekend to St. Cloud and Duluth, to take on the St. Cloud Huskies and the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs.

On Friday, the Mavericks will face the Huskies. In the last 10 matchups, the Mavericks hold a 7-3 record. St. Cloud has an overall record of 20-4, which beats Minnesota State’s record of 15-9. Both teams have lost to Concordia-St. Paul, Northern State, Augustana and Wayne State. The Mavericks may have had an upper hand recently, but if they want that to continue, they will have to figure out how to communicate with each other and work together. 

The Mavericks will play against the Bulldogs on Saturday. The history between the two is very short, but the Bulldogs have won nine of the past 10 games between each other. The one win came back on Oct. 23, 2015. Much like the Huskies, the Bulldogs are having a more successful season than the Mavericks, currently with a record of 21-3, losing to Cal State- San Bernardino, Northern State and St. Cloud State. The most recent match between MSU and Duluth took place Sept. 28, where the Mavericks were able to win one of the four sets. This gives the Mavericks hope to work hard enough and stay determined throughout the night. 

In order to have a winning chance in the upcoming games, the Mavericks will have to communicate with each other on the floor and focus on moving the ball through each set. 

Header photo: Minnesota State middle blocker Anissa Janzig (16) hits the volleyball against MSU-Moorhead at the Taylor Center Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 in Mankato, Minn. (Mansoor Ahmad/MSU Reporter)

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