The Michigan volleyball team took a two-game losing streak and a rough road record into of all places Columbus, Ohio on Sunday afternoon. Yeah, not exactly friendly territory for Wolverines.
The Maize and Blue was looking for a little road pick-me up before heading home for three straight games: Iowa (Oct. 27), Nebraska (Oct. 29) and Rutgers (Nov. 1). And the Wolverines delivered a huge victory, one that hopefully turns things back around for a team that started the season with such high hopes.
The Wolverines bounced the Buckeyes in comfortable fashion, winning 25-23, 25-22, 26-28, 25-19 to improve to 14-8 overall and 4-6 in the Big Ten.
Carly Skjodt continued her impressive streak and steady play for the Wolverines. The junior outside hitter, who had 24 kills in the team’s previous loss to Michigan State, had a team-high 18 kills and .350 attack average against OSU.
Katherine Mahlke led the Wolverines with a .450 attack average and totaled just one error in the effort as four players totaled kills in double-figures and three posted double-digit digs in the win.
Along with Skjodt and Mahlke, seniors Adeja Lambert and Claire Kieffer-Wright each recorded 10 kills apiece.
Sophomore setter MacKenzie Welsh totaled 44 assists and led Michigan with 15 digs for her 20th career assist-dig double-double.
The Wolverines will return to play on Friday to play the Hawkeyes. First serve is at 6 p.m. inside Cliff Keen Arena.