The sixth-ranked Wolverines did not perform as convincingly as a whole, but they still showed their talent in the SMU Classic on Friday and Saturday
The Wolverines’ offense was disorganized and predictable, letting Minnesota go on a seven-point run to cap off a 3-0 sweep.
The No. 21 Michigan volleyball team’s sweep in the Michigan Challenge Tournament, capping off the final matchup against Cincinnati with a 3-0 victory.
Every one-on-one scoring opportunity the Demon Deacons had was met with a swift clearance or block that helped relieve pressure on the goalkeeper.
Despite the play of its seniors, Michigan (0-4) ultimately fell to Notre Dame (4-1), 12-5, in Michigan Stadium.
Michigan, which has won its last 16 dual meets against Big Ten teams, won 14 of 16 events for a 212-88 victory against the Buckeyes, improving its Big Ten record to 3-0.
Kieffer-Wright’s finishing performance during the set was met with roaring approval by the sold-out crowd in the arena.
The Wolverines responded to their first two-game losing streak of the season the previous weekend to Purdue and Indiana.
Welsh assisted her teammates to control the volume and momentum of the game — a performance that eventually garnered Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors.