BATON ROUGE, La. - No. 22 Mizzou Volleyball (9-3, 1-1 SEC) produced its first Southeastern Conference victory of the season Wednesday evening at LSU. The visiting Tigers walked away with a 3-1 (25-10, 19-25, 25-23, 25-18) triumph and snapped their three-match losing skid.
Three Mizzou individuals finished with double-digit kills, led by junior Kylie Deberg's fourth consecutive match with at least 20 kills. Redshirt sophomore Kayla Caffey and Tyanna Omazic were excellent at middle blocker, paced by Caffey's career-high 11 kills. Omazic finished with her sixth 10-plus kill match this year.
#SHOWME TOP PERFORMERS AT LSU
- Deberg: 20 kills, 2 aces, 6 digs, 3 total blocks
- Caffey: 11 kills on .600 hitting
- Andrea Fuentes: 44 assists, 3 kills, 3 digs
- Omazic: 10 kills, 1 ace, 2 total blocks
- Leandra Mangual-Duran: 14 digs
HEAR FROM INTERIM HEAD COACH JOSHUA TAYLOR On Mizzou's first SEC victory this year...
"Tonight was big, as we needed to get back on track following a tough recent stretch. We served outstanding in set one and set the tone for the match. After a hiccup in set two, I was proud of how our group responded in the remaining two sets. The third set was a battle and that really propelled us into the final stages of the match. We had a lot of different people step up tonight in all facets of the game."
Deberg continues to produce at an incredibly high level for Mizzou, finishing with her fifth 20-plus kill outing of the year. The Hudson, Iowa, native has recorded 20-plus points in eight of 12 total matches played this season. Junior Dariana Hollingsworth-Santana stepped up defensively for Mizzou, recording her third double-digit dig match this year. The San Juan native was also outstanding at the service line, tallying a season-best four aces. Deberg was also effective at the service line, producing multiple aces for the 11th time in 12 matches played this year. Mangual-Duran was also steady from the back row defensively, leading the Tigers with 14 digs. She now has 10-plus digs in a single match six times this season.
The Tigers return to Mid-Missouri for a Sunday (Oct. 6) afternoon matchup versus Texas A&M. First serve inside the Hearnes Center is scheduled for 1 p.m.