Volleyball

Associate head coach Leisa Rosen is a member of the Ohio State Hall of Fame.

Three decades ago, Rosen’s dominance at the middle blocker position elevated Ohio State to a national powerhouse. The Buckeyes won their first-ever conference title in 1989 and made a Final Four appearance in 1991, netting her the 1988 Big Ten Freshman of the Year award and consensus first team All-America honors in 1991.

Though senior outside hitter Sydney Wetterstrom struggled against Ohio State, she kept the team going with her positive attitude.

Michigan, in the words of Queen, was having itself a good time. The Wolverines finished off the Buckeyes in three sets to sweep their rival — 25-14, 25-17, 25-19.

Senior setter MacKenzi Welsh had 36 assists against Ohio State on Sunday.

Midway through the first set, Ohio State coach Jeff Carlston called a timeout. The Michigan volleyball team had taken a five-point lead and was dominating offensively, notching six of the previous seven points. Perhaps most crucially, senior setter MacKenzi Welsh had already tallied nine assists.

Michigan volleyball swept Rugters on Wednesday.

The set teetered back and forth late in the second set, with neither team giving in. Rutgers had built an early lead, but the Michigan volleyball team fought back to gain a late lead.

The Michigan volleyball team evened its season series against Notre Dame on Sunday.

Powered by sophomore outside hitter Paige Jones’ third consecutive double-double, the Wolverines (7-3) finished their non-conference slate on a high note, exacting revenge on Notre Dame, 25-23, 25-15, 20-25, 25-16, in the second half of the home-and-home series.

Freshman opposite May Pertofsky was key for Michigan in its victory over Notre Dame.

On the next play, the freshman opposite would once again secure a service ace, forcing the Fighting Irish (7-3) to call a timeout and giving the Michigan volleyball team (7-3) early momentum in a game that it was in a breezy 3-1 victory.

Senior outside hitter Sydney Wetterstrom netted four consecutive kills in the second set of Wednesday's match against Notre Dame.

That hope quickly faded as the shot barely landed in bounds, earning the Fighting Irish (7-2) a 15-13 win in the set and a 3-2 win overall — sending Michigan (6-3) home without a victory despite holding a 2-1 set lead early on.

 Senior outside hitter Sydney Wetterstrom was key in leading Michigan volleyball to victory on Sunday.

The Wolverines were on the ropes. 

Midway through the second set, Michigan volleyball coach Mark Rosen called a timeout. His team trailed by a point after scoring only one of the previous seven. Eastern Michigan was rolling.

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After losing two of its last three games, the No. 24 Michigan volleyball team (6-2) looked to right the ship on Friday against Navy (4-4), a feat it would accomplish after battling through three close sets.

From the outset, things didn’t look good for the Wolverines.

The Michigan volleyball team made key adjustments to defeat Eastern Michigan in three sets Sunday.

Deep into the third set, freshman defensive specialist Amber Beals lofted the ball in the air and smacked it to the opposing side of the court. The ball ricocheted off the defender’s arm, notching the fourth service ace of the day for the Wolverines.