ATHENS, Ga. - No. 22 Mizzou Volleyball (24-5, 15-2 SEC) took care of business in its 2016 regular season road finale, sweeping Georgia (25-20, 25-17, 25-19) in straight sets. The Tigers return home on Saturday, Nov. 26, with their regular season finale against Tennessee. A win against the Volunteers will clinch Mizzou's second SEC Championship in the past four seasons.
Sophomore Alyssa Munlyn (Suwanee, Ga.) entered the history books again on Wednesday evening, following her nine kills on .818 hitting. It marked Munlyn's second match this season of hitting .800 or higher. Additionally, her outstanding effort against Georgia is the sixth-highest single-match hitting percentage in Mizzou Volleyball history.
Junior Courtney Eckenrode (The Woodlands, Texas) was deadly on offense and setting the ball, posting four kills on .600 hitting and 35 assists, respectively. Her efficient play at setter led Mizzou to 45 total kills on .424 hitting. It marked the Tigers' fourth match of hitting .400 or higher this year.
The Tigers and Bulldogs exchanged points throughout much of the opening set, as both teams were faring well offensively. Mizzou held a slim late 19-18 advantage, before ending the set on a 6-2 scoring run. The Tigers ran a smooth offense to kick off the evening, posting 15 kills on .448 hitting in first set action.
Munlyn paced Mizzou's offense in the opening set, recording four kills with zero attack errors. Redshirt junior Kira Larson (Fargo, N.D.) also shined, finishing with three kills and three digs.
The second set belonged to senior Carly Kan (Honolulu), who made a series of outstanding defensive plays and four kills on .500 hitting. Following a sensational first set by Mizzou's offense, it one-upped itself in the second set with 20 additional kills on .516 hitting.
Redshirt junior Melanie Crow (Wildwood, Mo.) was one of four Tigers to hit .400 or higher in the second set. Overall, Crow posted a team-high six kills on .400 hitting in the set.
Mizzou closed the match with another strong effort in the third set. The Tigers' 3-0 victory over the Bulldogs marked their 13th sweep this season and their 10th sweep in SEC play.
Munlyn: 9 kills on .818 hitting Larson: 8 kills on .615 hitting Kan: 7 kills on .375 hitting and 18 digs UP NEXT
The Tigers close their regular season on Saturday, Nov. 26, against Tennessee. Saturday evening will mark "Senior Night" at the Hearnes Center, as the program honors Emily Thater, Julia Towler, Carly Kan and Alexa Ethridge. First serve is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. (CT) and the match will broadcast live on SEC Network + via WatchESPN.