COLUMBIA, Mo. - Mizzou Volleyball (19-4, 10-1 SEC) bounced back on Sunday afternoon after suffering its first loss of the Southeastern Conference season this past Wednesday. The Tigers earned a convincing 3-0 (25-11, 25-20, 25-19) sweep over Mississippi State, securing their 10th victory in conference action this season. Additionally, today's win marked head coach Wayne Kreklow's 250th all-time triumph at Mizzou.
Redshirt junior Melanie Crow (Wildwood, Mo.) returned against the Bulldogs after missing the past two matches. Crow delivered a team high 13 kills with five digs and four total blocks to make her presence known. The Tiger outside hitter has now led Mizzou in single match kills a team-best 15 times this year.
Senior Carly Kan (Honolulu) recorded 12 kills on .308 hitting, marking her fifth consecutive match in SEC play with double-digit strikes.
Despite only three sets played Sunday, Mizzou posted 15.0 total blocks against Mississippi State. The Tigers have recorded 10-plus total blocks in six of their past eight matches. Sophomore Alyssa Munlyn (Suwanee, Ga.) led the way on defense with a season high 10 total blocks (three solo). Munlyn's impressive match at the net also tied her career high, originally set on Oct. 28, 2015, vs. Alabama.
Senior Alexa Ethridge (Lee's Summit, Mo.) tallied a solid match in the back row, finishing with a team high 11 digs and five assists. Ethridge has paced the Tigers in single match digs a team-best 18 times this season.
Redshirt junior Kira Larson (Fargo, N.D.) filled up the stat sheet against the Bulldogs, producing six kills on .357 hitting, season high four aces, six digs and five total blocks.
• Crow: 13 kills, 5 digs, 4 total blocks (1 solo)
• Kan: 12 kills on .308 hitting, 4 digs
• Munlyn: 2 kills, 3 solo blocks, 10 total blocks
Mizzou begins a three-match road trip on Friday, Nov. 4, at Tennessee. First serve between the Tigers and Volunteers is scheduled for 6 p.m. (CT). Mizzou closes the weekend at No. 22 Kentucky with an 11 a.m. (CT) first serve.
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