Tigers Bounce Back to Sweep South Carolina

4 years 3 months 3 weeks ago November 02, 2012 Nov 2, 2012 Friday, November 02 2012 Friday, November 02, 2012 10:31:00 PM CDT in Tiger Talk
Source: Shawn Davis - Press Release

COLUMBIA -- The Mizzou volleyball team rebounded from a two-match losing streak to defeat South Carolina, 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 28-26), on Friday night at the Hearnes Center. The Tigers used a torrid offensive effort to earn the sweep as they posted 50 kills on .342 hitting as junior setter Molly Kreklow had arguably her best match of the season, spreading 47 assists while finishing with a match-high 13 digs for her team-leading 15th double-double of the season.

"We needed this one," head coach Wayne Kreklow said following the match. "It was a very tough month for us in October, but I thought things finally looked like they were coming together again. I thought we did a lot of good things offensively and we really did a nice job of staying on the attack and staying aggressive. It is a good start to what will hopefully be a good final month of the season for us."

Molly Kreklow quarterbacked a Tiger offense that was unstoppable on Friday, due in large part to junior Lisa Henning and sophomore Whitney Little. Henning posted a match-high 17 kills on .289 hitting with 10 digs, good for her 10th double-double of the season. Little on the other hand had a dominant match with 12 kills and no errors on 18 attacks (.667 hitting) while adding a pair of aces and five blocks (one solo, four assists). She accounted for 17.0 total points in the match. Mizzou also got a boost offensively from sophomore Emily Wilson who posted nine kills on .368 hitting.

Defensively, Mizzou did enough to slow down a South Carolina attack that in all was pretty potent on Friday. But Mizzou did enough, posting 10 team blocks and 53 total digs in three sets. Little led the Tigers with her five blocks while Henning added three (two solo, one assist). Freshman Lydia Ely also posted a pair of solo blocks in the win, including the match-clinching point in the third set. Sophomore libero Sarah Miester posted 12 digs in the match and was perfect on a team-high 26 serve receives.

The Tigers led for much of the first set before South Carolina rallied to keep it tight late in the set. The Gamecocks got as close as 22-21 in the first, but a kill from Wilson sparked a 3-1 run by the Tigers to close the set. Mizzou tallied 15 kills in the first on just 35 attacks to help win the set. The Tiger offense was firing on all cylinders again in the second as Mizzou hit .364 with 15 kills as it ran away with the second frame, 25-19.

The third set was much closer despite a Tiger offense that hit .372 with 20 kills as defense was at a premium in the third. South Carolina countered the Tiger attack with 17 kills on .325 hitting in the third, but Mizzou ultimately escaped with a 28-26 set win on Ely's second solo block of the night.

The Tigers will be back in action on Tuesday as they face Arkansas State at 6:30 p.m. inside the Hearnes Center.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - When someone overdoses on heroin or another opioid, the drug slows down their central nervous system until they... More >>
1 hour ago February 24, 2017 Feb 24, 2017 Friday, February 24 2017 Friday, February 24, 2017 6:02:57 AM CST in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - A Moberly woman was charged Tuesday in Boone County for abusing a 12-year-old Columbia boy. Stacey Robertson,... More >>
8 hours ago February 23, 2017 Feb 23, 2017 Thursday, February 23 2017 Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:23:00 PM CST in News
MONITEAU COUNTY – The Moniteau County Sheriff's Office arrested 10 people during a drug bust Wednesday. The sheriff's office... More >>
10 hours ago February 23, 2017 Feb 23, 2017 Thursday, February 23 2017 Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:19:00 PM CST in News
WENTZVILLE (AP) — Police in the east ern Missouri to wn of Wentzville are investigating after a woman working inside... More >>
11 hours ago February 23, 2017 Feb 23, 2017 Thursday, February 23 2017 Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:23:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA – Plato’s Closet opened a newly renovated store Thursday to give mid-Missouri teens and young adults in poverty affordable,... More >>
12 hours ago February 23, 2017 Feb 23, 2017 Thursday, February 23 2017 Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:53:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - Gov. Eric Greitens plans to put $11 million back into school transportation and $41 million back into home... More >>
12 hours ago February 23, 2017 Feb 23, 2017 Thursday, February 23 2017 Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:44:00 PM CST in News
NEW FRANKLIN - President Donald Trump reversed President Barack Obama's directive on transgender students being able to use the bathroom... More >>
12 hours ago February 23, 2017 Feb 23, 2017 Thursday, February 23 2017 Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:36:00 PM CST in News
FULTON - Drive down memory lane to Fulton's Auto World Museum and transport yourself through the decades. Bill Backer,... More >>
15 hours ago February 23, 2017 Feb 23, 2017 Thursday, February 23 2017 Thursday, February 23, 2017 4:07:47 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri House members have passed a bill to reduce the duration of state jobless benefits to... More >>
15 hours ago February 23, 2017 Feb 23, 2017 Thursday, February 23 2017 Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:51:43 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia man accused of plotting a terror attack with people he believed were members of ISIS was... More >>
15 hours ago February 23, 2017 Feb 23, 2017 Thursday, February 23 2017 Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:47:00 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A new ordinance in St. Louis prohibits discrimination based on "reproductive health decisions." It's an effort... More >>
16 hours ago February 23, 2017 Feb 23, 2017 Thursday, February 23 2017 Thursday, February 23, 2017 2:47:00 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY – The investigatory subcommittee created to examine harassment and hostile working conditions in Missouri’s prisons heard from two... More >>
16 hours ago February 23, 2017 Feb 23, 2017 Thursday, February 23 2017 Thursday, February 23, 2017 2:45:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - A Columbia man is fighting the Hershey Company in federal court for allegedly under-filling two of its candy... More >>
17 hours ago February 23, 2017 Feb 23, 2017 Thursday, February 23 2017 Thursday, February 23, 2017 2:03:00 PM CST in Top Stories
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri's GOP legislative leaders say it should be up to schools to decide how to handle... More >>
17 hours ago February 23, 2017 Feb 23, 2017 Thursday, February 23 2017 Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:40:00 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is largely reversing his proposed cut to in-home care services for low-income... More >>
18 hours ago February 23, 2017 Feb 23, 2017 Thursday, February 23 2017 Thursday, February 23, 2017 12:57:00 PM CST in News
WENTZVILLE (AP) — Police in the eastern Missouri town of Wentzville are investigating after a woman working inside the General... More >>
20 hours ago February 23, 2017 Feb 23, 2017 Thursday, February 23 2017 Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:11:00 AM CST in News
COLUMBIA - In a partnership with Kickstarter, the True/False Film Festival has introduced a childcare initiative to provide support for... More >>
21 hours ago February 23, 2017 Feb 23, 2017 Thursday, February 23 2017 Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:15:00 AM CST in News
HANNIBAL (AP) — Thirteen people from Missouri and Illinois face federal charges for allegedly conspiring to distribute cocaine and other... More >>
21 hours ago February 23, 2017 Feb 23, 2017 Thursday, February 23 2017 Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:59:00 AM CST in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 50°
8am 49°
9am 50°
10am 50°
11am 50°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

7:00a
Today
11:00a
Rachael Ray
12:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Noon
7:00a
Cheaters
7:30a
Cops Reloaded
8:00a
The Steve Wilkos Show

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
Grimm
8:00p
Emerald City
9:00p
Dateline NBC
7:00p
The Vampire Diaries
8:00p
Reign
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld