Volleyball

Sophomore outside hitter Sydney Wetterstrom described a "five-point mentality" that helped Michigan succeed in the final set.

For the third time in three games, the Michigan volleyball team found itself playing a fifth set. And after all their struggles in the final frame, the Wolverines finally came out on top against the Fighting Illini.

Michigan coach Mike Rosen pointed out that his team needs to be more consistent in its execution.

The Wolverines lost the first two sets, rallied to win the third and fourth, but then conceded the final set of the hotly-contested match.

Sophomore setter MacKenzie Welsh totaled a whopping 26 assists to pace the Wolverines’ offense.

The Wolverines (6-7 Big Ten, 16-9 overall) won their sets by scores of 25-16, 25-19 and 25-14, though the sets were not without drama.

Senior middle blocker Claire Kieffer-Wright shared the team lead with 10 points against Rutgers on Wednesday.

While there have been games where multiple Wolverines are heavily involved in the offense, Michigan has had its share of matches where the offensive unit strongly relied on one player.

Senior middle blocker Claire Kieffer-Wright stepped up with some major kills late in order to come away on top.

The Wolverines’ offense performed in top form, with a season-high attack average of .465 and a level of efficiency that the team had yet to see all season.

Junior outside hitter Carly Skjodt challenged for the set point, and earned the victory for Michigan.

The Wolverines took three consecutive sets against Iowa, but finishing off the sweep required a dramatic, gritty comeback in the final frame Friday.

Michigan coach Mark Rosen believes Michigan needs to win at least half of its final 10 games to be in a comfortable position for the NCAA Tournament.

After two consecutive losses, the Wolverines recovered to defeat Ohio State on Sunday.

Junior outside hitter Carly Skojdt delivered an all-around performance with a season-high 24 kills.

The Spartans ripped off a huge 10-3 run toward the end of the fourth set to remove Michigan’s final glimmers of hope and win the match, 25-19, 25-27, 25-21, 25-16.

Junior outside hitter Carly Skjodt led the team with 12 kills to continue her dominant run of late.

The Michigan women’s volleyball team (3-5 Big Ten, 13-7 overall) defeated Rutgers (0-7, 5-14) in four sets Friday before dropping its match to No. 2 Penn State (7-1, 17-1) in straight sets.

Michigan coach Mark Rosen found concerns in the Wolverines' ability to close out sets against Minnesota.

The Wolverines’ offense was disorganized and predictable, letting Minnesota go on a seven-point run to cap off a 3-0 sweep.