With 8,137 spectators in attendance, the No. 23 Michigan volleyball team drew its largest crowd in team history as it took down rival Ohio State, 3-1, at Crisler Center on Friday night.
After a huge victory over Ohio State in front of a record-breaking crowd at Crisler Center, the Wolverines came away with another impressive win over Maryland.
In the first of many meets before Big Ten play later this season, the Wolverines put together a dominant performance as they topped Oakland, 203-90.
Michigan made a splash, winning the meet by a score of 203-91. Nine different swimmers and divers claimed wins across 13 individual events, and the Wolverines won both relays.
The Oakland fans’ energy, in a way, paralleled the energy of their players in the 2-1 win over the Wolverines, who missed a lot more than just their fans on a chilly Ann Arbor night.
Against the Buckeyes, junior forward Emma Way managed to connect despite Michigan’s offensive struggles throughout the match.
Inconsistency plagued Michigan through both matches, as it struggled to piece together a full set of well-rounded volleyball.
Several times throughout the match, the duo’s defense was so stifling that the Bearcats were barely able to get the ball over the net for several possessions.
The Wolverines’ offense looked untouchable as they scored six unanswered goals, bringing their total to 15 in the last two games.
While it looked like Michigan might be able to pull off the upset, the Wolverines fell short with a 1-0 overtime loss to the Spartans.