Mizzou Keeps Win Streak Alive, Sweeps LSU

  0 Eli Noblitt | October 20th, 2016 | College - Women's Indoor, News, SEC


  • Missouri Defeats LSU (25-15, 25-19, 25-19)
  • Team’s Record: Missouri (17-3 ) (8-0 in SEC), LSU (7-13) (2-7 in SEC)
  • Schedules: Missouri here, LSU here


The Missouri Tigers continued their winning ways against fellow SEC Tigers, LSU. Yesterday’s stat sheet tells the story, as Mizzou led in points (54 to 36), kills (34 to 27), aces (5 to 2), blocks (15 to 7) and digs (35 to 29). Mizzou has now won 12 consecutive matches and remains undefeated in the SEC.

Carly Kan was Missouri’s offensive leader with 12 kills (.346), which pushed her to over 1,500 career kills. Her total ranks her 4th on Mizzou Volleyball’s all-time list. Alyssa Munlyn contributed with 7 kills (.455), and set a match-high 9 blocks, which ranks first on her team for the season. Kira Larson also put away 5 blocks, in addition to her two aces.

LSU had two stat leaders of its own in the match. Tiara Gibson had the most kills on the court with 13, while Cheyenne Wood led the match in digs, also tallying 13. Khourtni Fears had a strong outing on defense, collecting 4 blocks (two of them solo).

Looking ahead, Mizzou will face the Kentucky Wildcats at home on Sunday, October 23rd. LSU will be taking the next week and a half off from competition, and won’t play again until Friday, October 28th, when the team will battle South Carolina.


Courtesy of Mizzou Athletics:

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mizzou Volleyball (17-3, 8-0 SEC) returned to its sweeping ways on Wednesday evening, defeating LSU, 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-19). The Tigers’ convincing victory pushed their winning streak to 12 consecutive matches.

Mizzou displayed stellar defense all night long, as it matched its season high with 15.0 total blocks. The Tigers’ strong play at the net also led to 27 LSU attack errors (.000 hitting). Sophomore Alyssa Munlyn (Suwanee, Ga.) paced Mizzou in individual blocking, as her nine total blocks set a new season high.

Munlyn was one of five Tigers to record multiple total blocks Wednesday night. Redshirt junior Kira Larson (Fargo, N.D.) also shined defensively, tallying five total blocks.

Offensively, senior Carly Kan (Honolulu) recorded a team high 12 kills on .346 hitting. Kan has now tallied double-digit kills 13 times this year, including six occurrences in Southeastern Conference action. The Tiger outside hitter surpassed 1,500 career kills following her standout match against LSU. Kan’s 1,510 career kills ranks 4th-most in Mizzou Volleyball history.

Senior Emily Thater (Springfield, Mo.) produced four total blocks, giving her 381 career total blocks in Tiger black and gold. She now ranks 5th in all-time total blocks in program history.


  • Kan: 12 kills on .346 hitting, 1,500th career kill
  • Munlyn: 7 kills on .455 hitting, season high 9 total blocks


Mizzou closes its two-match homestand on Sunday, Oct. 23, against Kentucky. First serve at the Hearnes Center is scheduled for 1 p.m. (CT). The Tigers and Wildcats will compete live on SEC Network.

Courtesy of LSU Athletics:

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The LSU volleyball team (7-13, 2-7 SEC) finished with 27 kills and 27 errors for a .000 hitting percentage in the Tigers’ 25-15, 25-19, 25-19 loss at the hands of Missouri (17-3, 8-0 SEC) Wednesday night at the Hearnes Center.

Senior Tiara Gibson led the way for LSU in kills with 13. Gibson hit .524 on the match and was just one shy of a career best mark in kills. As a team, the Tigers tallied seven blocks, which was their third-best mark in conference play this season.

What’s Next
LSU has a week and a half off from competition before returning to the road. The Tigers take on South Carolina at 6 p.m. CT Friday, Oct. 28. LSU then travels down to Gainesville to face Florida at 11 a.m. CT Sunday, Oct. 30. The match against the Gators will be broadcast live on the SEC Network.

Opening Set
LSU fell into an early hole after hitting .071 with just 11 kills. The home team only had 12 kills but Mizzou’s seven blocks allowed them to take the opening set 25-15. Missouri opened the match on an 11-2 run forcing Flory to take two of her timeouts early on. Gibson led the way for both teams in the first set with six kills.

Second Set
LSU continued its poor hitting percentage with just nine kills and seven errors for a mark of .062. On the defensive end, LSU improved with three blocks and 15 digs. The two squads went back and forth early on with Mizzou leading 7-5. From there, the home team went on a 13-4 run to take control of the set and head into the locker room with a 2-0 advantage.

Third Set
LSU hit just seven kills and committed 11 attacking errors, six unforced into blocks to finish with a hitting percentage of -.125. In addition, the Tigers committed four service errors and a reception error to allow Missouri to take the set and match. Despite the errors, LSU was in the set. The Tigers were down just 11-10, but Missouri went on a 14-9 run to close out the match and earn the win.

Team Notes
>> Gibson finished as the team leader in kills for the fifth time this season. The South Dakota native committed just two errors on the night.

>> Junior Lindsay Flory was inserted into the LSU lineup in the second set. Flory finished as the squad’s leader in assists with 14. It marked Flory’s second-best performance in a conference match this season.

>> Freshman setter Anna Zwiebel also reached double digits in assists (10) for the 20th time this season. Zwiebel has reached the mark in all of LSU’s matches this season.

>> Senior Khourtni Fears finished with two solo blocks two assisted blocks on the night.

>> Libero Cheyenne Wood secured 13 digs for the Tigers in the three-set match.

>> As a team, LSU hit .000 with 27 kills and 27 errors. The Tigers also allowed Missouri to finish with 15 blocks.

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