UM Sweeps Bowling Green to Finish off Undefeated Run at Michigan Challenge

» For the second straight match, Jess Mruzik led all players with 13 kills.
» Jess Robinson recorded a match-leading seven blocks.
» With its sweep of Bowling Green, Michigan moves to 9-1 on the season.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan volleyball team rolled to a sweep of Bowling Green (25-17, 25-20, 25-22) on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 18) at Crisler Center. With the win, the Wolverines ended the Michigan Challenge with a 2-0 record and a third consecutive victory.

Offensively, Jess Mruzik led all players with 13 kills, and Jess Robinson hit .529 for the match. Defensively, Hannah Grant recorded 14 digs, while Robinson posted seven blocks. Scottie Johnson paced the Wolverines in assists with 18, and Maddie Dowd contributed 12.

The first set was all Robinson — who hit .625, recorded five kills and added two blocks. Collectively, Michigan hit at a .448 clip with 16 kills. At the end of the set, Johnson and Kendall Murray served the Wolverines to a 25-17 victory.

The second set saw three lead changes and eight ties. Michigan received another 16-kill performance, aided by Mruzik’s six. Jacque Boney spirit May Pertofsky were a force at the net, collecting two blocks apiece. In the middle of the set, with Grant at the service line, Michigan rattled off five straight points to take a 19-15 lead.

Defense was the name of the game in the final set for the Wolverines, who racked up five blocks and 15 digs. Offensively, Murray came alive providing four kills, and Mruzik chipped in two. UM got out to a fast start pulling out to a five-point lead, courtesy of Grant at the service line. The Falcons made a couple of runs to pull within two before Michigan capitalized off a Bowling Green error to take the match.

Murray collected 11 kills and Robinson pitched in 10, respectively. Pertofsky added five blocks, while Boney had four.

Michigan outhit BGSU .309 to .125, while finishing with more blocks (11-6), kills (42-35) and digs (41-31).

UM will be back in action on Friday (Sept. 23), when they hit the road to take on Rutgers at 6 pm in Piscataway, NJ The match will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network.

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