COLUMBIA, Mo. - No. 21 Mizzou Volleyball (7-0) produced a straight-set victory (25-12, 25-19, 25-23) over Kansas City Saturday afternoon in day two of the Tiger Invitational. The Tigers' offense recorded 47 kills on .526 hitting against the Roos, ranking tied for sixth all-time in single-match team hitting percentage.
Highlighting Mizzou's offensive explosion was an 18 kills on .900 hitting output in set two. The Tigers didn't commit a single attack error in the incredible offensive set. Overall this season, Mizzou has eclipsed .500 hitting in a match an impressive three times already.
#SHOWME TOP PERFORMERS VS. KANSAS CITY
- Kylie Deberg: 14 kills on .400 hitting, 3 aces, 4 digs
- Andrea Fuentes: 44 assists, 1 ace, 2 total blocks
- Tyanna Omazic: 10 kills on .600 hitting, 2 solo blocks, 4 total blocks
- Leketor Member-Meneh: 8 kills on .500 hitting
- Dariana Hollingsworth-Santana: 7 kills on .667 hitting
- Kayla Caffey: 8 kills on .667 hitting, 3 total blocks
HEAR FROM INTERIM HEAD COACH JOSHUA TAYLOR
On Saturday's offensive performance versus the Roos...
"We were in rhythm a lot today and getting a lot of great first balls. Andrea (Fuentes) once again did a great job giving our attackers some great looks. Having five attackers hitting .400-plus with limited errors is very impressive. We got one more match to go this weekend. Boise State has played well too so we'll have a great test in front of us."
Deberg continued her consistent offensive production Saturday. She now has 14-plus kills in all seven matches played this season, including .300-plus hitting in six of seven contests. Omazic's incredible efficiency continued as well against the Roos. The Kansas City, Missouri, native has now produced eight-plus kills on .450-plus hitting in all seven matches this season. Saturday's performance versus Kansas City marked Omazic's third .600-plus hitting match of the year. Member-Meneh has also been steady on the Mizzou attack, producing eight-plus kills for the seventh consecutive outing. Additionally, the St. Louis, Missouri, native has hit .400-plus in five of seven contests.
Mizzou's Tiger Invitational finale is scheduled for Sunday afternoon. Mizzou will face Boise State with first serve scheduled for Noon CT. Fans unable to make the Hearnes Center can tune-in live on SEC Network + via WatchESPN.