Csire had five kills and two service aces in the third set to turn a close match into a Terps victory.
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 Terps have lost three straight games since their upset of Wisconsin.
Following Maryland’s match with Penn State Wednesday, the Terps will hit the road again to face the Ohio State Buckeyes.
The Terps are now 1-9 all-time against the Badgers.
The Terps credited the marching band for their win against Columbia.
The Terps finished their non-conference schedule undefeated with wins over the Seawolves and the Lions.
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.