Volleyball

Carly Skjodt sparked Michigan in a four-set win against Colgate on Thursday.

Skjodt is a sophomore who has asserted her status as a veteran teammate throughout Michigan's non-conference schedule. She tallied seven kills, five digs and two block assists during Saturday's win over Colgate.

Mark Rosen's team moved to 11-1 on the season.

No. 23 Michigan claimed victories in all three matchups and dropped only one set — the first set against Colgate on Saturday night.

MacKenzi Welsh started opening night at Cliff Keen Arena as the only freshman on the floor for the Michigan volleyball team. Through nine games, her preparation has yielded strong results. Welsh has notched 293 assists and averaged 9.45 per game — both team highs.

Abby Cole became the first Michigan player to eclipse the 100-kill mark this season.

After consecutive three-set sweeps to start the Panther Invitational, the Wolverines lost a heartbreaker to the hosting Pittsburgh team in the fifth set.

Kelly Murphy was the star of Michigan's match against Kansas State with 21 kills.

The Wolverines didn’t disappoint, as they advanced to 6-0 after claiming victories over Tennessee State, Kansas State and Georgia Tech.

Abby Cole put together Michigan's highest kill total of the weekend with 19 in the last match against Northern Iowa.

The Wolverines opened the season with their annual Michigan Invitational and rolled to a 3-0 start with dominant wins against Saint Louis, Miami (Ohio) and Northern Iowa.

The Daily previewed the Wolverines’ upcoming season.

Claire Kieffer-Wright finished with 14 kills against UCLA on Saturday night.

The loss ended a season in which the Wolverines (20-13 overall) were able to make history, beating two-time reigning national champions Penn State on the road for the first time in program history.

Carly Warner and Michigan return to the NCAA Tournament after missing out last season.

Michigan returns to the NCAA Tournament after missing the event last season. If it beats Santa Clara on Friday, it will play the winner of UCLA and Lipscomb on Saturday.

Caroline Knop earned the praise of Michigan coach Mark Rosen.

Rosen and the Wolverines see making the NCAA Tournament as only the foundation. Rosen seeks to make it a continued goal not only to make the postseason, but to advance far into the tournament.