The Michigan volleyball team entered the weekend with hopes of returning to the Final Four, but instead a promising run ended abruptly.
Michigan won two matches at Crisler Center to earn a trip to the Sweet 16.
Michigan fought back to defeat the Ducks, 3-1, on Friday night at Crisler Center to advance to the NCAA Tournament Round of 16.
Michigan nearly equaled its season-high in kills for a three-set match with 51 on Thursday.
Michigan made quick work of American in its 3-0 victory in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Michigan lost its regular-season finale to the top-ranked Cornhuskers but will host an NCAA Tournament regional this weekend.
Kieffer-Wright’s finishing performance during the set was met with roaring approval by the sold-out crowd in the arena.
Wednesday’s match was the Senior Night the whole team had hoped for — the No. 18 Michigan volleyball team avenged its loss to No. 14 Michigan State a couple of weeks ago in a three-set victory.
Michigan traveled west and lost hard-fought matches against No. 3 Wisconsin and No. 2 Minnesota.
The Michigan volleyball team started its toughest stretch of the season on Saturday.