Volleyball Falls in Five at K-State
MANHATTAN, KS - Mizzou battled back to force a fifth set, but fell just shy in Manhattan. The Mizzou volleyball team dropped another five-set match to Kansas State, 3-2 (25-21, 13-25, 16-25, 25-21, 11-15), on Wednesday night at Ahearn Fieldhouse.
Senior middle hitter Brittney Brimmage led the Tigers with 13 kills on .290 hitting with a team-best six blocks of three solo blocks and three assists. The loss drops the Tigers to 17-9 overall and 3-6 in Big 12 play.
Aside from Brimmage, the Tigers got good performances from freshman Emily Wilson and sophomore Lisa Henning, who each tallied 12 kills in the match.
The Tigers also got six kills from both Katie O'Brien and Whitney Little. Defensively, Brimmage led the way for the Tigers with her six blocks but Wilson also had a nice night, adding a pair of solo blocks. The Tiger back row saw great performances from senior libero Priscilla Armendariz who pulled in a season-best 25 digs.
Henning also posted her fifth career double-double with a career-best 18 digs to go along with her 12 kills. Freshman Sarah Meister also added nine digs and classmate Niki Collier also pitched in a career-best eight digs.
Mizzou battled to keep things close, but the play of KSU's Kaitlynn Pelger helped the Wildcats pull away late, 15-11, as she tallied the match-clinching kill. It was her match-high 20th kill as she did so on .319 hitting to lead KSU.
Mizzou will be back in action on Saturday as it returns to the Hearnes Center for a match against Oklahoma.