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Missouri stays undefeated at home in 3-2 win over Auburn

2434 days ago
Missouri Athletics

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mizzou Volleyball played in its second consecutive five set match on Sunday and produced a 3-2 (14-25, 25-19, 21-25, 25-15, 15-11) win against Auburn. Mizzou took advantage of Auburn's 17 service errors, keying its wins in sets four and five to close out the match.

"Similar to our match Wednesday vs. Alabama, we found ways tonight to fight back and come away with an important conference win," head coach Wayne Kreklow said. "After we went down 2-1 overall, I saw our team come together and show incredible resiliency. I'm especially pleased with how we fought back in the fifth set."

Mizzou improved its season record when trailing 2-1 to a perfect 4-0. The Tigers capped their exciting comeback in the fifth set with a 10-3 scoring run.

Mizzou recorded 13.0 total blocks on the evening, marking its 13th time this season with double-digit blocks. Redshirt sophomore Kira Larson (Fargo, N.D.) paced the Tigers' defense with five total blocks.

Junior Emily Thater (Springfield, Mo.) also contributed on defense, tallying four total blocks at the net. The Tiger middle blocker fared well offensively as well, finishing with eight kills on .357 hitting.

Junior Carly Kan (Honolulu, Hawaii) led Mizzou in kills for the 19th time this season, recording 13 on Sunday vs. Auburn. Kan tossed in 14 digs on defense, marking her team-leading 14th double-double of the season.

Freshman Alyssa Munlyn (Suwanee, Ga.) concluded her strong week with eight kills on .500 hitting and four total blocks. In her past two matches, Munlyn has tallied 20 kills on .515 hitting with a team-leading 14 total blocks.

UP NEXT

Mizzou hits the road next week for two SEC contests away from home. The Tigers travel to Texas A&M on Wednesday, Nov. 4, with a 5 p.m. (CT) first serve and four days later make their way to LSU on Sunday, Nov. 8, with first serve scheduled for 4 p.m. (CT).

Mizzou's matchup in College Station, Texas, will broadcast live on ESPNU while its contest in Baton Rouge, La., will air live on SEC Network.