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Mizzou blanks Ole Miss 3-0

68 days ago
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COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mizzou Volleyball (11-7, 4-1 SEC) made quick work of Ole Miss Sunday inside the Hearnes Center, as its 3-0 (25-17, 25-19, 25-15) sweep extended its Southeastern Conference winning streak to four matches.

On today's sweep against the Rebels...

"Well, overall I was really pleased. I thought from start to finish we were pretty consistent. I thought we executed pretty well. Ole Miss is a good team. They started to kind of get back into it in set two and three, but I thought we did a good job of staying steady. Obviously, our hitting was really good today. Our side-out percentage was really good and I think at times we forced them into making a lot of errors."

On the Tigers' offensive balance...

"That's one of our strengths right now. We have a lot of options and have a lot of depth. If we're executing we're a hard team to try to figure out. I like to see that balance out there. When you've got Melanie (Crow) with 9.5 points, Alyssa (Munlyn) at 10.5, Kira (Larson) with 9.5, Dariana (Hollingsworth) with 11 and Kayla (Caffey) with 10.5, that's just really good overall."

Takeaways

  • The Tigers' current four-match winning streak marks their longest unbeaten stretch this season. Their previous high was three matches, coming in mid-September at the Nevada Wolf Pack Tournament.
  • Since the beginning of their visit to Reno, Nev. (Sept. 15), Mizzou has put things together with wins in seven of its past eight matches.
  • Mizzou was lights out offensively Sunday, posting 46 kills on .437 hitting. It marked the second-highest single match hitting percentage this year.
  • Five individual Tigers recorded a hitting percentage above .350, led by Caffey's historic .909 hitting mark. Larson (.462), Munlyn (.438), Sydney Deeken (.385) and Hollingsworth (.353) rounded out Mizzou's impressive offensive balance.
  • Courtney Eckenrode produced her team-best sixth double-double this year. Eckenrode's 21 assists and 10 digs secured her second double-double in SEC action this season.
  • Riley Sents paced the Tigers in single match digs for the third consecutive match. Overall this year, Sents has also led the team in single match digs 12 total times.
  • Caffey's breakout match tied her career-high in single match kills, as she's now recorded 10 kills three times this season.
  • The Tigers finished with six total blocks against Ole Miss, ending their impressive double-digit team total block streak at seven matches.

Up Next

Mizzou stays in Columbia, Mo., and the friendly confines of the Hearnes Center for a matchup on Friday, Oct. 13, against Mississippi State. First serve is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CT.