The Terps took the Wildcats down to the wire, playing out a 17-15 final set in College Park.
Kohut had planned to end her collegiate volleyball career, but a spring internship with Maryland's student athlete center altered her course.
The back-to-back Big Ten Freshman of the Week has been integral to the Terps staying undefeated this season.
The Terps are 9-0 and have won 14 straight sets.
The Terps rallied to edge the Owls in five sets and remain unbeaten.
After beating Iona in straight sets, the Terps are 6-0 on the season.
The Terps are "hungry and humble" as they look to extend their undefeated record.
"Everyone’s going to know who Milan is by the time she finishes here," coach Adam Hughes said.
The Terps welcome nine new players to the squad.
The Terps played their annual exhibition match on Saturday at the Xfinity Pavilion, giving the first look of their 2021 squad.