Mizzou Volleyball sweeps LSU in Baton Rouge

11 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago November 08, 2015 Nov 8, 2015 Sunday, November 08 2015 Sunday, November 08, 2015 5:58:00 PM CST in Sports
By: James Stanley, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

BATON ROUGE, La. – Coming off a loss from Texas A&M last Wednesday, Mizzou Volleyball took care of the LSU Tigers on Sunday afternoon in Baton Rouge with a sweep. Mizzou was dominant the entire game winning all three matches 25-14, 25-21, and 25-19.

“It’s always big to go on the road and pick up a conference victory and we did just that today in Baton Rouge,” Mizzou Volleyball head coach Wayne Kreklow said. “We came out strong on offense and then used some solid play on defense to seal today’s win. We’re nearing the last stretch of our season and we’ll work hard every day to end it well.”

Mizzou dominated LSU in blocks with 10, which led to Missouri’s success in Sunday’s matchup. Struggling with hitting the ball, the LSU Tigers hit percentage was only .043. Also adding to LSU’s struggles, the team committed 27 attack errors in comparison to Missouri’s 12.

In the first and second sets, Mizzou Volleyball opened up with four unanswered points. It was not until the third set that LSU prevented Missouri from scoring first.

This is Mizzou Volleyball’s sixth sweep of the season, and the team’s second in conference play. Mizzou’s first SEC sweep was of the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens in early October.

Missouri improves to 21-4 on the year – Sunday’s victory was only the Tigers third road win (3-4 record). Mizzou is 9-3 in SEC play.

Mizzou Volleyball’s next game will be at home this Friday, Nov. 13, during the Blackout game against the Georgia Bulldogs. The first 500 fans to arrive for the game at Hearnes Center will receive a black Mizzou Volleyball t-shirt. First serve is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. (CT).

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