The Wolverines, surrounded by question marks, began its sixth season Saturday with exhibitions against Marquette and Denison at Oosterbaan Fieldhouse.
Redshirt freshman Logan Massa recorded his 17th consecutive win with a 20-5 technical fall over Maryland’s Josh Ulgade.
Michigan won two matches at Crisler Center to earn a trip to the Sweet 16.
Mere seconds away from the finish line, Finn turned her head to see Karissa Schweizer pass her, forcing the senior to settle for runner-up.
The Michigan volleyball team started its toughest stretch of the season on Saturday.
Michigan was outplayed by No. 1 seed Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals Friday in St. Paul, Minn.
Finn led the No. 6 Michigan women’s cross country team to its first conference title since 2012.
The Wolverines lost the first set of both matches, but came back strong and won the second before dropping the last two.
The Wolverines now host No. 5 seed Wisconsin on Sunday to open the conference tournament by virtue of a thrilling comeback victory.
In the week leading up to the Michigan-Michigan State football game each year, football writers from the Daily and the student newspaper at Michigan State exchange columns.