Nov. 19, 2011
N O T E S
Illinois swept the season series and improved to 42-22 all-time against Michigan.
Sloane Donhoff ran her season digs total to 512, marking the second time she has gone over 500 in a season. She recorded 549 during the 2009 season.
Michigan is 1-11 when recording a lower attack percentage than its opponent.
Molly Toon tied her career high with 11 kills. She went for 11 last night (Nov. 18) against Northwestern.
Tonight marked the 10th time this season Michigan has had at least four players with at least 10 kills. Michigan is 5-5 in those matches.
Alex Hunt recorded four service aces for the second consecutive night. Hunt only played in the back row tonight.
Q U O T E S
Michigan Head Coach Mark Rosen
On tonight's match ... "I don't look at it as much as it was a three-game or a four-game match. I liked how our team played tonight. One of the things we have talked a lot about in the past month is controlling the things we can control. I think we can control our effort, and I thought we played hard tonight. We can control our attitude; we can control the personality within our team. I thought all of those things were great tonight. We can't control that they are big and physical or that, at times, we get bad match-ups on the block, that they are serving tough or playing really good defense. Those are things we can't control. But I think our team did a great job controlling what we can control, and I am very proud of them for that."
On Illinois ... "They are a very good team. I think tonight, they beat us. We certainly did not beat ourselves tonight. That happens sometimes. That doesn't mean that we are happy about it or that it is a moral victory. That is just how it is. There are some things that we need to get better at to compete with these types of teams. If we make the NCAA Tournament, which I think we have a good chance, at some point we are going to play a team like this. If we can keep playing well and be a little bit better and consistent in certain areas, we can have a different result."