Friday, none of the Michigan volleyball team’s five seniors lit up the score sheet in Michigan’s 3-1 victory over No. 18 Illinois on Senior Night. But in the eyes of Michigan coach Mark Rosen, their impact on the match could not have been more clear.
In September, Michigan beat Indiana, 3-1, making it seem like the Wolverines could handle whatever the Hoosiers threw at them. With hopes of making the NCAA Tournament still alive, Michigan needed a big performance in Bloomington but got anything but.