Freshman Carly Skjodt and senior Lindsey Lerg stepped up big when the Michigan volleyball team needed them most.
The Wolverines handed Rutgers its ninth straight loss.
Skjodt finished the match against the Scarlet Knights with 13 kills along with 11 digs and five blocks with no errors. Cole netted 15 kills on 33 attempts.
The Cornhuskers were a class above the Wolverines, as they dispatched the visitors, 3-1.
After rallying for a tough 3-2 win over Michigan State last Wednesday, the Michigan volleyball team traveled to Iowa City hoping to dominate from the start rather than play from behind.
Despite losing five consecutive sets to the Spartans, Michigan coach Mark Rosen knew his team had the aggressiveness inside of it.
With state pride on the line, the sold-out crowd at Cliff Keen Arena witnessed a thriller Saturday night.
Michigan State proved adept at controlling play around the net and began to flex its muscles in the second set.
Friday, the Wolverines fell to No. 20 Purdue, 3-0, and they were outblocked, 9-2. On Saturday, however, Michigan rebounded to defeat Indiana, 3-1.
Though the Michigan volleyball team took on two teams from the state of Indiana this weekend, the similarities between the matches stopped there.