No. 17 Michigan Sweeps American To Advance To The Second Round

  0 Carly DeMarque | December 02nd, 2016 | Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, Division I Mid-Major, News

Match Stats

Michigan swept American on their home court in the first round of the NCAA Volleyball tournament Thursday evening.

The Wolverines advance to take on Oregon Friday night at 7:30 PM with the home court advantage, again.

The first set was a point for point battle between the team, until Michigan went on a 12-3 run, halting the Eagle’s momentum all together. The Wolverines wrapped up the first set at 25-13.

The second set was a different story, with American coming out strong, going up on the Wolverines 17-13 late. A Claire Kieffer-Wright kill stopped the Eagles run, while starting a Michigan 4-0 run to tie up the set. American kept pushing back, taking another three point lead, before Michigan tied up the set at 21 all. The Wolverines pushed through to take the set 25-23.

The third set was all Michigan, who hit for .542 in the set and holding American to .097. The set and match ended when Michigan rolled through the Eagles 25-12.

To lead Michigan’s offense was Kieffer-Wright with 13 kills, while Abby Cole and Kelly Murphy each put down 10 kills of their own. From the back court, Jenna Lerg picked up 14 digs for the Wolverines.

For American Aleksandra Kazala killed nine balls and picked up seven digs and Shannon Webb added seven more kills.

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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