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Missouri sweeps Arkansas on the road

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Mizzou Volleyball kicked off its final road stretch of the season with a 3-0 (25-23, 25-18, 25-19) sweep over Arkansas at Barnhill Arena.

"As we've said all year, it's always crucial to come away with victories on the road in SEC play," head coach Wayne Kreklow said. "Arkansas is a really talented team and we knew we'd have a tough task ahead of us tonight. Our ladies really played well from the get go tonight and we were real solid all-around."

With seven digs tonight, junior Carly Kan (Honolulu, Hawaii) moved over 1,000 for her outstanding career. Kan becomes the fifth individual in Mizzou Volleyball history to record 1,000 career kills, digs and points.

Freshman Alyssa Munlyn (Suwanee, Ga.) notched four total blocks against the Razorbacks as she moved into the top-10 in individual single-season total blocks in program history. The Tigers' six total team blocks Wednesday evening also made history as they cracked the top-10 team single-season total blocks category.

The Tigers excelled with their serving game, totaling 10 aces against the Razorbacks. The 10 service aces matched their season-high first set on Oct. 18 at Georgia.

Mizzou's four service aces and two total blocks highlighted its first set triumph. Senior Regan Peltier (Nixa, Mo.) had a strong opening set, tallying four kills on .333 hitting. Sophomore Ali Kreklow (Columbia, Mo.) was a multi-threat for the Tigers, posting two service aces and four assists.

The Tigers pushed their match advantage to 2-0 after leading throughout much of the second set. Mizzou's offense came alive with 14 kills on .353 hitting, highlighted by redshirt sophomore Kira Larson's (Fargo, N.D.) five kills on .455 hitting. Kan and Munlyn each tossed in three kills to power the Tigers' attack.

Set three was led by outstanding defense by the Tigers as they held the Razorbacks to a match-low .053 hitting percentage. Mizzou limited Arkansas to a sub .200 hitting percentage in each set.


Mizzou travels to Ole Miss on Sunday, Nov. 22, for its regular season road finale. First serve in Oxford, Miss., is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. (CT) and the match will broadcast live on SEC Network+ via WatchESPN.