Volleyball

Freshman outside hitter Paige Jones had an 18-kill performance at a .349 clip on Saturday night.

What the audience might not have seen coming, however, was freshman Paige Jones’ 18-kill performance at a .349 clip while almost single-handedly winning the first set for the No. 12 Michigan volleyball team.

Senior libero Jenna Lerg finished Saturday's match against Minnesota with a team-high 19 digs.

No. 7 Wisconsin’s 6-foot-8 sophomore middle blocker challenged No. 12 Michigan (18-4 overall, 7-4 Big Ten) all night, and the injury-hampered Wolverines were unable to answer in a 25-18, 16-25, 22-25, 25-21, 11-15 loss at Crisler Center on Friday night.

Sophomore middle blocker Kiara Shannon posted two kills out of 16 swings on Saturday night.

With a trio of starters sidelined due to injury, the No. 12 Michigan volleyball team (18-5 overall, 7-5 Big Ten) struggled to find consistency in a 25-27, 10-25, 20-25 loss to No. 3 Minnesota (18-2, 12-0) on Saturday night.

Senior outside hitter Carly Skjodt recorded 71 swings and 27 kills against Wisconsin.

Facing a top-10 team with injuries to two key members of the starting lineup, junior outside hitter Sydney Wetterstrom and redshirt junior middle blocker Cori Crocker, there was a feeling this one could get away from Michigan early. Then, senior outside hitter Carly Skjodt happened.

Junior setter MacKenzi Welsh had 31 assists in Michigan's win over Northwestern.

Michigan split its games over the weekend against Illinois and Northwestern

Michigan volleyball coach Mark Rosen notched his 400th win with the Wolverines on Friday.

Michigan volleyball coach Mark Rosen clinched his 400th career win with the Wolverines on Friday, after over 20 years in Ann Arbor.

Freshman outside hitter Paige Jones has already notched 175 kills, 108 digs and 12 blocks in her debut campaign this season.

Paige Jones has found a new home inside Cliff Keen Arena. Hailing from New Bremen, Ohio — a 158-mile drive from Ann Arbor — Michigan’s 6-foot-1 freshman outside hitter has dazzled all season long.

Senior outside hitter Carly Skjodt hit a personal-best 29 kill total against Indiana.

Despite an early three-point deficit, the Wolverines clawed their way out thanks to a service ace from junior setter MacKenzi Welsh and kills from freshman outside hitter Paige Jones, junior outside hitter Sydney Wetterstrom and senior outside hitter Carly Skjodt.

Michigan coach Mark Rosen and the Wolverines notched a win over No. 14 Purdue in straight sets on Friday.

How do you bounce back from the toughest loss of the season in one of the most highly-anticipated matches of this year? The No. 16 Michigan volleyball team (3-2 Big Ten, 14-2 overall) answered that question in resounding fashion on Friday night, grabbing a dominant, straight-set home victory over No. 14 Purdue (2-3, 13-3), 25-15, 25-16 and 25-14.

Junior setter Mackenzi Welsh played her part in controlling the pace of play on Friday.

Michigan's win over Rutgers was workmanlike.