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Mizzou rolls over Ole Miss

224 days ago
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OXFORD, Miss. - Mizzou Volleyball (15-4, 5-2 SEC) opened its weekend Southeastern Conference road trip in style Friday evening, sweeping (25-16, 31-29, 25-19) Ole Miss inside the Gillom Performance Center.

The Tigers are currently riding a three-match winning streak, claiming victories in all nine sets played. Overall this season, 10 of Mizzou's 15 triumphs have come courtesy of a sweep.

TOP PERFORMERS AT OLE MISS

  • Dariana Hollingsworth: 10 kills on .556 hitting, 3 assists, 3 aces, 6 digs, 2 total blocks
  • Leketor Member-Meneh: 10 kills on .529 hitting, 3 digs, 3 total blocks
  • Riley Sents: 15 digs, 2 assists, 1 kill
  • Andrea Fuentes: 32 assists, 3 digs, 3 total blocks, 1 kill
  • Tyanna Omazic: 7 kills on .385 hitting, 2 solo blocks, 6 total blocks

HEAR FROM HEAD COACH WAYNE KREKLOW

On opening the weekend trip with a victory...

"I was pleased overall with our match tonight. We came out strong in set one and hit for a very high percentage. In set two, we were a little lethargic and Ole Miss started serving tougher which took us out of system more. Set three was back and forth until we got a little separation with a late 21-17 lead. Down the stretch we did a good job of not giving points away and were able to take the match."

MIZ TAKEAWAYS

  • Both Mizzou's offense and defensive were clicking Friday, as the Tigers attack posted 43 kills on .356 hitting while earning 12.0 total blocks at the net. The night began with a thunderous 16 kills on .519 hitting in set one. Five different Tigers posted three-plus kills, led by Kylie Deberg's four successful swings.
  • Set two also saw an efficient Mizzou attack, as it posted 15 kills on .364 hitting. Member-Meneh was fantastic with five kills on .556 hitting.
  • For the 14th time this year, Mizzou posted double-digit total blocks. Despite only playing three sets Friday, the Tigers' 12.0 total blocks against the Rebels marked a new SEC match high.
  • Sents posted her 17th consecutive match with double-digit digs. Her 15 digs (5.00 per set) against Ole Miss marked her seventh contest with 15-plus digs in a match this season.
  • Member-Meneh and Hollingsworth tied for the team lead with 10 kills apiece. It established Member-Meneh's 11th double-digit kill match of the year, while Hollingsworth tallied her eighth-such occurrence this season.