Creighton was swinging away with Michigan State from the start of Saturday's second-round NCAA Tournament match in Omaha.
The Bluejays just couldn't quite slow down the Spartans.
No. 12 Michigan State hit .325 to power past No. 15 Creighton 25-23, 19-25, 25-20, 25-16 at D.J. Sokol Arena and end the Bluejays' season.
The match had no shortage of back-and-forth action, with 37 total ties and 19 lead changes, including nine in the third set. But in the end, Creighton just couldn't slow down the Spartans.
“I saw this last night when they get confident they almost get a little more mojo and you kind of saw that in the fourth game," Creighton coach Kirsten Bernthal Booth said. "I believe when they opened it up early you could just see more swagger and maybe they went for different shots then what they were doing. We kind of had them locked into what they are doing and they started to do some different things and caught us a little bit.”
Michigan State had four players hit .294 or better with Autumn Baily leading the way with 18 kills on a .325 hitting percentage. Brooke Kranda, Alyssa Garvelink and Holly Toliver all added 13 kills apiece as Rachel Minarick powered the MSU offense with 47 set assists.