Volleyball

Junior outside hitter Carly Skjodt registered 12 digs against Michigan State, as her effort and hustle helped set the tone for the Wolverines.

With the Wolverines scrapping for every point, everything mattered in a game where the second and third sets ended 29-27 and 25-23, respectively.

Sophomore outside hitter Sydney Wetterstrom finished with 15 kills and a team-high .423 hit percentage.

After handling the Spartans easily in the first set on its way to a 25-20 victory, Michigan won the second and third sets — but by much slimmer margins.

Senior middle-blocker Claire Kiefer-Wright helped Michigan on its way to a fifth-set victory over Illinois.

After faltering against Northwestern, the Wolverines then faced the Fighting Illini – only a week after losing to them in Urbana-Champaign – but this time changed the outcome.

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.