Mizzou Volleyball gets it done! Starting off the 48-team NCAA Volleyball Tournament on Wednesday in Omaha, Nebraska — the Tigers defeated South Dakota in a three-set sweep by the score of 25-21, 25-17, and 25-15.
Senior Kylie Deberg showed up big time, leading the team with 16 kills and 10 digs.
FINAL: No. 25 #Mizzou volleyball beats South Dakota 3-0 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Kylie Deberg led the way with 16 kills and 10 digs. The Tigers will face No. 9 Ohio State in the second round tomorrow at 11 a.m.
— Andrew Kauffman (@AndrewABC17) April 14, 2021
Mizzou also held South Dakota to a .126 hitting performance.
Missouri volleyball sweeps South Dakota in the first round of the NCAA Tournament 25-21, 25-17, 25-15. Tigers will play No. 9 Ohio State at 11 a.m. Thursday in the second round.
Missouri held the Coyotes to a .126 hitting percentage.
— Eric Blum (@ByEricBlum) April 14, 2021
And in their seventh straight NCAA Tournament appearance, the Tigers have advanced to the following round. From the game notes, they also earned a first-round sweep for the third straight tournament.
Here’s what head coach Joshua Taylor had to say about the team’s win, via MUTigers.com.
“It required us to rely on one another and solve a tough problem together as a group. We did a pretty nice job of that. Towards the end of the match, we saw a little more consistency with addressing that early on, finding a solution to the problem we were facing, and going from there. So, I was happy with how we consistently got better.”
Here are the highlights!
It’ll sure be a quick turnaround, as Missouri will face No. 9 seed Ohio State in the Round of 32 today coming up at 11:00 a.m. CST. The game can be seen on ESPN3.
M-I-Z! Onto the links!
(Columbia Daily Tribune)
- Torrence Watson has landed at Elon. Good luck to Torrence at his new spot!
- Hoping incoming freshman Anton Brookshire had a good birthday!
- More transfers as well:
A handful of Mizzou transfer portal additions last couple days:
* WBB guard Shug Dickson (grad transfer)
* D-lineman Z’Core Brooks
* Defensive back Aidan Harrison
* Walk-on punter Aaron Rodriguez
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) April 14, 2021
- Mama Dembele’s season puts her ninth in steals and 10th in assists all-time among Mizzou freshman
- Congrats to former Mizzou Women’s Basketball player Lauren Aldridge, who is now officially an attorney
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