Erika Pritchard had a game-high 14 kills.
The Terps won a set in State College for the first time since 1983.
Trainer Melissa Pforr has been an asset to the Terps in her first year as a full-time athletic trainer.
“We have an opportunity in front of us against an extremely good team."
The Terps are scheduled to stop in the Netherlands, Slovenia, Croatia and Italy.
“I think it was more just proving to ourselves that we’re better than how we played last week."
The Terps fell to the Spartans in straight sets on Sept. 28, but they rebounded Saturday night.
The Terps fell to 0-3 in Big Ten play.
The Terps will battle Michigan and Michigan State at Xfinity Center Pavilion this weekend.
Before coming to the Terps, Hughes was the director of volleyball operations at Penn State.