Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:29 PM by Phil Bergman, KOMU8 Sports
The 25th-ranked Missouri Tigers volleyball team defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide in four sets (25-22, 22-25, 25-20, 25-17) earlier today in front of a season-high 3,534 fans at the Hearnes Center.
With the win, the Tigers extended their school-record win streak to start the season to 21 games, and moved to 5-0 in SEC play.
After winning the first set, Alabama came back in the second, taking the final five points to beat the Tigers 25-22. The lost set marked the first time the Tigers have lost a set at home since their Aug. 30 match against Pittsburgh. Following intermission, Missouri went on to win the next two sets and take the match.
Leading the Tigers was freshman Carly Kan, who hit a career-best 19 kills on .471 hitting, with 14 of those coming in the decisive final two sets. Also contributing in the win were two-time All-American Lisa Henning who had nine kills and a season-best and team-high 13 digs, and senior setter Molly Kreklow, who had a match-high 49 assits and a season-best six blocks.
The win also marked the 18th time this season that the Tigers have hit over .333.
Missouri is off until the weekend when they have home matches against Georgia on Friday, and No. 2 Florida on Sunday.