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NCAA WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - SECOND ROUND

Missouri eliminated by No. 7 seed Nebraska

10 days ago
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LINCOLN, Neb. - No. 24 Mizzou Volleyball (24-8) saw its 2018 campaign conclude Saturday evening, as No. 7 Nebraska proved to be too much in a sweep (25-14, 25-22, 25-18) inside the Devaney Center.

Despite the Tigers' offense improving each set, the Cornhuskers were that much better throughout the night. Nebraska hit .333 or higher in each set played, including a match-best .469 hitting mark in set three.

#SHOWME TOP PERFORMERS AT NO. 7 NEBRASKA

  • Leketor Member-Meneh: 11 kills, 3 digs
  • Kylie Deberg: 10 kills, 5 digs, 2 total blocks
  • Alyssa Munlyn: 7 kills on .400 hitting, 2 total blocks
  • Riley Sents: 16 digs, 2 assists
  • Andrea Fuentes: 30 assists 6 digs

HEAR FROM HEAD COACH WAYNE KREKLOW

On Saturday's matchup against the Cornhuskers...

"Obviously we're disappointed with the outcome. We felt going in that it was going to be a tough match. Obviously it was as they're (Nebraska) a good team and they're here for a reason. I thought they did a really good job of putting pressure on us with their serve. It got us out of system and didn't allow us to get in a flow. That was tough for us. I was really proud of our group and how they continued to battle. From a coaching standpoint, that's all I can ask from our players."

#MIZ TAKEAWAYS

  • Mizzou dropped its all-time NCAA Tournament record to 15-15.
  • Despite the loss Saturday, the Tigers advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in their fifth straight visit to the big dance (2013, '15-18).
  • Overall, Mizzou has advanced to the second round in 10 of its 15 all-time NCAA Tournament trips.
  • Early in the second set, Sents produced her seventh dig of the match and the 1,000th digs in her career at Mizzou.
  • Sents enjoyed another strong campaign defensively as the Tigers' starting libero, finishing with 400-plus digs for the second consecutive season.
  • Deberg tallied 10-plus kills in each NCAA Tournament match this weekend. Overall this year, she posted double-digit kills in an impressive 28 of 32 matches played.
  • Munlyn was fantastic on offense in both matches this weekend, posting 17 kills (one error) on .593 hitting.
  • Munlyn closes her legendary career at Mizzou as the program's all-time leader in total blocks (634), block assists (516), blocks per set (1.27) and hitting percentage (.388). Additionally, she ranks second all-time in career solo blocks (118).
  • This year, Munlyn's 143 total blocks (fourth), .394 hitting percentage (fourth), 116 block assists (fifth) and 1.20 blocks per set (10th) all ranked top 10 in the Mizzou individual single-season record book.
  • Deberg's 59 service aces ranked third all-time in single-season Mizzou history. It stood as the most aces by a Tiger in a single season since 2002.
  • Deberg finished the 2018 campaign with 522 points, the most by a Tiger since 2016 (Melanie Crow - 532).
  • Collectively this season, Mizzou's .263 hitting percentage (sixth), 428 block assists (seventh) and 298 total blocks (tied for ninth) all ranked top 10 in single-season team history.