Dec. 4, 2009
Michigan advances to the second round of tournament play for third straight season and eighth time in program history.
The Wolverines moved over .500 in tournament play, pushing their career NCAA Tournament record to 10-9.
U-M held Niagara to just four points in the opening set, the lowest figure tallied by an opponent this season. It marked the second time the Wolverines have held an opponent to single digits this year, holding Fairfield to nine points in set one Sept. 11.
All 14 healthy bodies played for the Wolverines, the first time this season that all available players appeared in the same match.
Freshman setter Catherine Yager made her first postseason appearance a memorable one, tallying a career-high 10 assists, nine more than her previous high.
Redshirt freshman Claire McElheny tied her career high with two kills.