U-M Takes Down Utah Tech, Finishes Opening Weekend 3-0

» Michigan closed out the Lumberjack traditional with an ideal 3-0 report after defeating Previous Dominion, host Northern Arizona and Utah Tech.

» Kendall Murray had a career-high 21 kills and hit .514 all through the match.

» Jess Mruzik earned her second double-double of the season behind 14 kills and 10 digs.

Web site: Flagstaff, Ariz. (Rolle Exercise Middle)

Rating: Michigan 3, Utah Tech 1 (20-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-9)

Data: U-M (3-0), Utah Tech (2-1)

Subsequent U-M Occasion: Friday, Sept. 2 — vs. Toledo (Cliff Eager Enviornment), 12:30 p.m.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The College of Michigan volleyball workforce (3-0) rallied from a first-set loss to win straight units and clinch a 3-1 win over Utah Tech on Saturday afternoon (Aug. 27) on the Rolle Exercise Middle on the campus of Northern Arizona College.

Kendall Murray led all gamers with 21 kills and completed the match hitting at a .514 clip. Amber Beals and Hannah Grant led the Wolverines in digs with 14 apiece. Maddie Dowd set the Wolverines up for achievement on the internet all night time offering 49 complete assists. 

In a nailbiter of a primary set, Michigan could not sustain with the Trailblazers (2-1) regardless of eight kills from Murray. The opening set noticed seven ties and two lead adjustments as Utah Tech took a 1-0 lead within the match with a 25-20 first set victory.

U-M shortly acquired out to a five-point lead within the second set earlier than Utah Tech knotted issues up at 12 following a 6-1 run. Neither workforce maintained a lead from there till a 7-1 scoring run by the hands of Jess Robinson, Jess Mruzik and Might Pertofsky pushed the Wolverines previous the Trailblazers, 25-20, in set two.

The primary 15 factors of the third set had been a back-and-forth affair. With Grant on the service line, nonetheless, Michigan went on a 4-0 scoring run and took an 18-14 lead, forcing the Trailblazers to name timeout. The final six factors featured an onslaught of sideouts together with a tip kill by Jacque Boney and a slam from Murray to power a 25-20 third-set victory.

It was all Michigan within the remaining set with Brooke Humphrey and Murray on the service line offering a 7-1 run proper out of the gate. On the attacking entrance, Murray put up 5 kills whereas Mruzik recorded 4. Mruzik served the Wolverines out within the final six factors to assist Michigan clinch a 25-9 fourth-set win and take residence the match, 3-1.

The Wolverines outhit the Trailblazers over the course of the match, .321 to .135 whereas ending with extra blocks (4-3), kills (61-37), assists (59-33) and digs (58-49.).

Along with a match-leading 21 kills from Murray, Mruzik collected 14 kills and Robinson recorded 11 kills. Mruzik additionally added 10 digs for her second double-double of the season.

Michigan completed the Lumberjack Basic with an ideal 3-0 report. The Wolverines defeated Previous Dominion within the season opener on Friday (Aug. 26) and adopted the identical night time with a victory over host Northern Arizona earlier than knocking off Utah Tech within the remaining match of the match.

U-M will host Toledo on Friday (Sept. 2) at 12:30 p.m. within the Wolverines’ residence opener. The weekend will function matches between Michigan, Toledo, Morehead State and Loyola Chicago as a part of the Michigan Invitational.

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