KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Erica Treiber finished with a 15 kills and Alyssa Andreno added 12 kills as Tennessee defeated the Missouri Tigers 3-1 (25-22, 25-20, 17-25, 25-21) on Sunday afternoon at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Treiber finished with a .519 hitting percentage and six blocks and Andreno had a .550 hitting percentage and six blocks in the win. Sedona Hanson recorded her 1500th assist and her seventh double-double of the season,finishing with 24 assists and 13 digs.
In the opening set, the Vols used a 4-0 run to take an 11-9 lead which prompted a timeout by the Tigers. Out of the timeout, UT would go on the score the next two points to take a 13-9 lead over Missouri before an attack error by Treiber stopped the Lady Vols run.
Missouri would go on to score the next three points to make the score 13-12 after which Tennessee took its first timeout. From that point the two teams would trade points back and forth until the Lady Vols took a 23-21 lead following a 3-0 run on their way to winning the opening set 25-22. There were 12 ties and six lead changes in the opening set.
Tennessee took the second set 25-20 behind a .417 hitting percentage. Treiber had five kills and a .625 hitting percentage while Andreno added four kills and a .800 hitting percentage to give the Lady Vols a two-set lead over Missouri.
In the third set the Tigers came out hot and ready to play, opening the set on an 11-3 run before the Vols would get things going. Tennessee used a 4-0 run to get back in the set and make the score 13-9 Mizzou, but the Tigers would not let up as they would go on to take the set 25-17.
In the fourth set the Lady Vols came out with a sense of urgency and battled back to take the fourth set 25-21 on their way to winning the match 3-1 over Missouri.
Missouri was led by Leketor Member-Meneh (17), Kira Laarson (12) and Sydney Deeken (11) who all finished the match with double digit kills. The Tigers finished with 58 kills and just a .183 hitting percentage and 30 errors.
Tennessee had 14 blocks, 51 kills and a .252 hitting percentage and Treiber and Andreno had 27 of those kills.