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Tigers continue strong start to month with sweep over Arkansas State

Tags: Volleyball

Missouri volleyball delivered its second straight sweep after trouncing Arkansas State 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-17) on Tuesday night at the Hearnes Center

Junior outside hitter Lisa Henning and sophomore middle blocker Whitney Little led the offensive charge with 25 combined kills. Little led the way with a .478 attack average.

Molly Kreklow notched another double-double and continues to lead the Southeastern Conference, now with her 16th, which came with 36 assists and 12 digs. Sophomore libero Sarah Miester anchored the defense with a team-high 16 digs.

The Tigers never trailed during the match. Missouri opened an emphatic first set with four aces by sophomore defensive specialist Jade Hayes. The Red Wolves gave more opposition in the second set, but a pair of kills from Henning and sophomore Emily Wilson sealed the win 25-21. Missouri would open the third set with an 11-1 run and never allowed Arkansas State to get within seven points all match.

"I thought we played a very complete all-around match tonight," coach Wayne Kreklow said in a news release. "Arkansas State has won a lot of matches and will win a lot more. They have competed really tough against some very good teams, so this is a good win for us. I thought everyone that played did a really nice job tonight. Everyone on the floor turned in positive contributions tonight."

Along with last week’s 3-0 victory over South Carolina, the Tigers are currently undefeated in November with both wins beings sweeps.

The Tigers return to conference action by hosting Florida on Friday.

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