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Sports Blog: Volleyball splits matches in Miami

Posted to Sports Blog by Will Jarvis on Sept. 21, 2014 at 2:46 a.m.

The Missouri volleyball team went 1-1 in the Miami Invitational in Coral Gables, Florida, Saturday, defeating the University of North Carolina–Greensboro in four sets, then falling to the University of Miami in four later that night. The Miami Invitational marked the last of Mizzou’s four pre-Southeastern Conference play ...

Little’s records didn’t come easy

By Will Jarvis | Sept. 19, 2014

Senior Whitney Little holds eight Mizzou volleyball records, including blocking.

In Print: Volleyball still addressing problems before SEC play

By Will Jarvis | Sept. 16, 2014

The Tigers have committed 233 errors through 12 matches.

Tigers flip switch in Idaho

By Michael Natelli | Sept. 14, 2014

Wilson named Tournament MVP, Kan also named to All-Tournament Team

Sports Blog: Volleyball beats Portland in four sets

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Natelli on Sept. 13, 2014 at 1:23 a.m.

Coming into this week’s Idaho Nike Invitational, Missouri hadn’t been able to win back-to-back games. Two days later, they’ve won three straight. After a dominating matinee performance against Boise State, the Tigers were able to come out and keep the ball rolling against the Portland Pilots on ...

Sports Blog: Volleyball fends off Idaho in five sets

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Natelli on Sept. 12, 2014 at 11:33 p.m.

In a game they were heavily favored in, the Missouri Tigers (5-4) found themselves with their hands full Thursday night as they took on the Idaho Vandals (2-6). And for the third straight game, the Tigers took things to the brink. After trading sets with the Vandals for the first ...

In Print: Lack of mental consistency plagues volleyball

By Michael Natelli | Sept. 9, 2014

Weak starts have hindered the Tigers thus far.

Meister emerging as leader for Tigers

In Print: Meister emerging as leader for Tigers

By Michael Natelli | Sept. 9, 2014

With a squad of 10 underclassmen, the senior libero is taking a leadership role.

Volleyball falls to SLU

By Will Jarvis | Sept. 9, 2014

Twenty-three errors and sloppy passing plagued the Tigers.

Volleyball beats Xavier in five

By Michael Natelli | Sept. 7, 2014

The Tigers scored 11 straight in the final set.

Mizzou falls to Oakland

By Will Jarvis | Sept. 6, 2014

The Tigers committed 26 errors and attacked at just .167

Sports Blog: Volleyball coins new slogan

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Natelli on Sept. 5, 2014 at 10:07 p.m.

Found it. A Mizzou volleyball team that entered its first week of regular season play looking for a new identity has officially found it. Last year, the slogan was “Something To Prove.” This year, while the team still does have “something to prove,” they’re always willing to do “Whatever ...

Kan has record-setting night

By Will Jarvis | Sept. 5, 2014

Kan’s 25 kills and 19 digs set career high records.

Volleyball falls to Lipscomb in four sets

By Michael Natelli | Sept. 5, 2014

Close only counts in horseshoes and handgrenades. The Mizzou volleyball team played its first game of the Tiger Invitational on Friday afternoon against the Lipscomb Bisons. The Tigers were looking to bounce back after suffering its first regular season loss since 2012 over the weekend at the North Texas Invitational ...

Volleyball learns from loss

By Will Jarvis | Sept. 4, 2014

“One loss is ok,” senior Whitney Little said. “It’s going to happen.”

Volleyball replacing an ‘anchor’ with Keala

In Print: Volleyball replacing an ‘anchor’ with Keala

By Will Jarvis | Sept. 2, 2014

“There are big shoes to fill and that’s not something that will happen overnight, but it’s evolving as we go,” coach Wayne Kreklow said.

Volleyball looks for new identity

By Michael Natelli | Sept. 1, 2014

Offseason of change leaves volleyball squad looking for new identity.

Sports Blog: No. 15 Tigers taken down by Northwestern State in straight sets

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Natelli on Aug. 31, 2014 at 10:41 a.m.

Most teams would be content with a 2-1 record in their opening tournament. For Missouri, it marked facing something they had not seen since 2012: a regular season loss. In the night cap, 15th-ranked Mizzou knocked off host University of North Texas in five sets, with sophomore Emily Thater setting ...

Sports Blog: MSVU No Match for Mizzou

Posted to Sports Blog by Will Jarvis on Aug. 29, 2014 at 10:00 p.m.

The Missouri Women’s Volleyball team had no trouble in their season opener against Mississippi Valley State in the North Texas Invitational on Friday afternoon, sweeping the Delta Devils 25-7, 25-11, 25-17. The Tigers hold the nation’s longest active regular season win streak at 35, and Friday’s win ...

Volleyball stars spend summer overseas

By Michael Natelli | Aug. 29, 2014

Players return stateside with newfound confidence.

Kan, Tigers ready for challenge

In Print: Kan, Tigers ready for challenge

By Will Jarvis | Aug. 26, 2014

“I’m not a freshman anymore,” Kan said. “I’m not just going to come out of the blue.”

Black and Gold teams split two-set scrimmage

By Michael Natelli | Aug. 21, 2014

The defending Southeastern Conference champion Missouri volleyball squad took the court at Hearnes Center on Wednesday night for their 15th annual Black and Gold game, an intrasquad scrimmage meant to help the team prepare for the upcoming season. The game was concluded after two sets, with the Gold and Black ...

Sports Blog: The best of Mizzou volleyball’s Twitter takeover

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Natelli on Aug. 19, 2014 at 11:29 a.m.

Since Aug. 11, the Mizzou volleyball team has been staging a social media takeover during its two-week training camp. Each day, a new player has taken over the account, answering questions that were submitted by fans. With Week 1 in the books, here are some of our favorites so far ...

Volleyball juniors have something new to prove

By Danielle Lerner | Feb. 19, 2014

Little, Meister and Wilson take up the leadership mantle.

No. 4 Missouri grinds to season-ending defeat

No. 4 Missouri grinds to season-ending defeat

By Marek Makowski | Dec. 8, 2013

No. 19 Purdue stunned the resilient SEC champions in four sets.

Season ends after Missouri volleyball’s first loss

By Danielle Lerner | Dec. 8, 2013

An undefeated season is no more.

No. 4 Tigers get set for NCAA tournament run

In Print: No. 4 Tigers get set for NCAA tournament run

By Danielle Lerner | Dec. 4, 2013

For seniors Kreklow and Henning, one last go at postseason glory.

Sports Blog: Kan, Kreklows win SEC awards

Posted to Sports Blog by Marek Makowski on Dec. 2, 2013 at 11:31 a.m.

Not even a day after being named the No. 4 seed in the NCAA tournament, Missouri (34-0, 18-0 SEC) made headlines again. Monday, the Southeastern Conference announced its postseason awards and the Tigers reaped the benefits. As voted by the conference’s 14 coaches, senior setter Molly Kreklow (1,392 ...

Sports Blog: Volleyball earns No.4 overall seed in NCAA tournament, set to host first two rounds

Posted to Sports Blog by Danielle Lerner on Dec. 2, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.

The Missouri women’s volleyball team (34-0, 18-0 SEC) was named the No. 4 overall seed for the 2013 NCAA tournament Sunday evening surrounded by a crowd of supporters and media. The Tigers were the highest-ranked Southeastern Conference team in the tournament’s overall rankings. The top three seeds, in ...

No. 4 Tigers finish undefeated after sweeping Arkansas

No. 4 Tigers finish undefeated after sweeping Arkansas

By Katherine Knott | Nov. 29, 2013

Missouri honored team’s two seniors Kreklow and Henning at final match.

For Molly Kreklow, a worthy sacrifice

By Marek Makowski | Nov. 26, 2013

The court is home for the senior setter over Thanksgiving Break.

Sports Blog: Tigers continue momentum from SEC title, sweep No.16 Cats

Posted to Sports Blog by Danielle Lerner on Nov. 24, 2013 at 10:37 p.m.

Coming off the heels of clinching the school’s first Southeastern Conference title, the No. 4 Missouri volleyball team (33-0, 17-0 SEC) stayed undefeated with a sweep (25-15, 25-20, 25-16) of No. 16 Kentucky on Sunday. The Tigers’ diverse offense was the driving force of the match. Senior setter Molly ...

Sports Blog: No. 4 Mizzou volleyball wins first SEC title

Posted to Sports Blog by Marek Makowski on Nov. 23, 2013 at 7:49 p.m.

No. 4 Missouri (32-0, 16-0 SEC) swept Southeastern Conference bottom-dweller Mississippi State (11-18, 2-13 SEC) Friday night (25-19, 25-16, 25-17) to win the first SEC regular season championship in school history. The Tigers drew 7,879 fans to Hearnes Center, a new school record. Senior setter Molly Kreklow (39 assists ...

Matt Porter: The silent stories

By Marek Makowski | Nov. 21, 2013

Matt Porter says actions speak louder than words. Just look and see.

Sports Blog: Tigers defeat Gamecocks, one win away from SEC title

Posted to Sports Blog by Marek Makowski on Nov. 17, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.

The undefeated Missouri volleyball team (31-0, 15-0 SEC) capped its four-game road trip with a sweep against South Carolina (12-16, 3-12 SEC) in the Gamecocks’ cramped gym Sunday afternoon (25-13, 25-12, 25-16). The victory brought the Tigers one match closer to being the first Missouri team to win a Southeastern ...

Sports Blog: No. 7 Mizzou volleyball sweeps No. 5 Florida

Posted to Sports Blog by Danielle Lerner on Nov. 15, 2013 at 11:02 p.m.

Freshman blocker Emily Thater knew Friday’s match at No. 5 Florida would be tough. “The more defensive-minded we are, the more that’s going to help us,” Thater said Tuesday. “Because there’s nothing more frustrating than playing a team who you can’t put a ball away on ...

For Molly Kreklow, the full scouting report

By Marek Makowski | Nov. 15, 2013

Sure, she’s possibly the best setter in the country, but she’s not the best at everything.

Tiger middles rise to the challenge in anticipation of Florida match

By Danielle Lerner | Nov. 15, 2013

Blocking has been Missouri's forte in undefeated streak.

Sports Blog: Volleyball: Whitney Little named SEC defensive player of the week

Posted to Sports Blog by Danielle Lerner on Nov. 11, 2013 at 3:14 p.m.

Junior blocker Whitney Little was named the Southeastern Conference defensive player of the week on Monday after putting up 17 total blocks in Missouri's weekend victories over Auburn and Alabama. The all-SEC Texas native put up seven blocks against Auburn on Friday. Of those, two were solo blocks, bringing ...

Sports Blog: No. 7 Tigers roll Tide, remain undefeated

Posted to Sports Blog by Danielle Lerner on Nov. 10, 2013 at 4:33 p.m.

The No. 7 Missouri women’s volleyball team pushed its nation-best record to 29-0 with a victory over Alabama (25-22, 24-26, 25-18) on Sunday. The Tigers battled through 11 first-set ties to triumph 25-22. Freshman blocker Emily Thater led Missouri with four kills and two blocks on perfect hitting. Senior ...

Sports Blog: No. 7 Tigers improve to 28-0

Posted to Sports Blog by Marek Makowski on Nov. 9, 2013 at 5:02 p.m.

Senior hitter Lisa Henning had a career day in leading No. 7 Missouri volleyball (28-0, 12-0) to a sweep against Auburn (15-9, 6-6) in Alabama on Friday night (25-17, 25-21, 25-2). The match was the teams’ second of the season — Missouri swept Auburn when they first met in Columbia on ...

Sports Blog: Volleyball Notebook: No. 7 Tigers hit the road this weekend

Posted to Sports Blog by Marek Makowski on Nov. 7, 2013 at 1:40 p.m.

Only seven matches remain this season before the No. 7 Tigers (27-0, 11-0) will likely host the beginning rounds of the NCAA tournament. They begin a four-match road stretch, starting with Auburn (15-8, 6-5) and Alabama (18-6, 6-4) this weekend. Missouri swept Auburn (27-25, 25-11, 25-21) and beat Alabama in ...

No. 7 Tigers eat up No. 19 Wildcats

No. 7 Tigers eat up No. 19 Wildcats

By Marek Makowski | Nov. 5, 2013

Coach Wayne Kreklow eclipsed the half-century mark with the victory.

Tigers put Rebels in their place as Lisa Henning sets career kills record

By Danielle Lerner | Nov. 2, 2013

Missouri pushes undefeated streak to 26 games.

Sports Blog: Volleyball Notebook: Records in danger

Posted to Sports Blog by Marek Makowski on Nov. 1, 2013 at 8:47 p.m.

Missouri (25-0, 9-0 SEC) will host two more Southeastern Conference opponents this weekend as the final month of the regular season begins. The No. 7 Tigers will play Ole Miss (11-10, 1-7 SEC) Friday night and host No. 19 Kentucky (15-5, 7-2 SEC) Sunday afternoon. As it has done all ...

For Molly Kreklow, they’re not there yet

By Marek Makowski | Nov. 1, 2013

After No. 7 Missouri’s 25-0 season-opening run, the story is still unfolding.

In Print: Lisa Henning leads Tigers offense to hot start

By Danielle Lerner | Oct. 30, 2013

Senior hitter Henning is 20 kills shy of program record.

Sports Blog: Undefeated Tigers ranked No. 7

Posted to Sports Blog by Marek Makowski on Oct. 28, 2013 at 5:32 p.m.

After being unranked one month ago, Missouri (25-0, 9-0 SEC) has once more scaled the American Volleyball Coaches Association top 25 poll. This time, the Tigers are one of two teams to break into the new top 10, sliding up from the No. 11 spot to No. 7 and tying ...

Sports Blog: Carly Kan named SEC player of the week

Posted to Sports Blog by Danielle Lerner on Oct. 28, 2013 at 12:21 p.m.

Freshman utility Carly Kan was named Southeastern Conference player of the week on Monday after helping the No. 11 Tigers extend their record to 25-0 over the weekend. This is Kan's second conference honor this season. She was dubbed SEC freshman of the Week on Oct. 14. This is ...

Sports Blog: Tigers push record to 25-0 with sweep of Texas A&M

Posted to Sports Blog by Danielle Lerner on Oct. 27, 2013 at 4:07 p.m.

Missouri women’s volleyball (25-0, 9-0 SEC) pushed its winning streak forward another game Sunday, beating Texas A&M (25-17, 29-27, 25-20) on the Aggies’ home court for the first time since 2010. The No. 11 Tigers opened the first set with a kill from senior hitter Lisa Henning and ...

Sports Blog: Mizzou volleyball rallies, improves to 24-0

Posted to Sports Blog by Marek Makowski on Oct. 26, 2013 at 12:25 a.m.

On Friday night, Missouri (24-0, 8-0 SEC) did something it's hasn't done all season: lose the first set. It was in Baton Rouge, La., and it was against Southeastern Conference opponent Louisiana State (13-6, 3-4 SEC) in a four-set battle that ended in another Missouri victory (17-25, 25-17 ...

For Molly Kreklow, the best option

In Print: For Molly Kreklow, the best option

By Marek Makowski | Oct. 22, 2013

Seniors Lisa Henning and Molly Kreklow have build the foundation on which undefeated No. 11 Missouri stands.

Sports Blog: Kreklow named SEC Player of the Week for second time this season

Posted to Sports Blog by Danielle Lerner on Oct. 21, 2013 at 6:44 p.m.

Senior setter Molly Kreklow was named Southeastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday following Missouri's victories over Georgia and No. 2 Florida. Kreklow was also SEC Player of the Week on Sept. 10 and was named to the all-SEC preseason team earlier this fall. She is second in ...

Mizzou volleyball upsets No. 2 Gators, stays undefeated

By Marek Makowski | Oct. 20, 2013

Winning streak extends to 23 with win over highest-ranked team in program history.

Sports Blog: Volleyball Notebook: Tests lie ahead

Posted to Sports Blog by Marek Makowski on Oct. 18, 2013 at 3:40 p.m.

No. 18 Missouri (21-0, 5-0) is preparing for its toughest matches so far as the Tigers will host Southeastern Conference rivals Georgia (14-4, 4-2) on Friday and No. 2 Florida (17-1, 6-0). Coach Wayne Kreklow is focusing on his team’s performance rather than emphasizing his opponents’ weaknesses. “We’ll ...

For Molly Kreklow, everlasting inspiration

By Marek Makowski | Oct. 17, 2013

Behind the glamor and pressure of leading a nationally-recognized and undefeated volleyball team, Kreklow reminds herself that she’s still playing a game for fun — and it only makes her better.

Volleyball team adds Rick McGuire's sports psychology regimen

In Print: Volleyball team adds Rick McGuire's sports psychology regimen

By Danielle Lerner | Oct. 16, 2013

Rick McGuire “teaches focus” and is a class that 80 percent of MU student athletes take.

Sports Blog: MU volleyball bumped to No. 18 ranking

Posted to Sports Blog by Danielle Lerner on Oct. 14, 2013 at 5:11 p.m.

Following its win over Alabama on Sunday, the Missouri volleyball team jumped from No. 25 to No. 18 in the AVCA national rankings released Monday afternoon. Missouri (21-0, 5-0 SEC) has the best record in the nation and is one of only two undefeated teams in the country, the other ...

Sports Blog: Kan named SEC freshman of the week

Posted to Sports Blog by Marek Makowski on Oct. 14, 2013 at 3:21 p.m.

Freshman utility Carly Kan was named Southeastern Conference freshman of the week, the league office announced Monday. The distinction came after Kan had two career games last weekend. On Friday's nationally-televised match against Tennessee, Kan recorded her first career double-double, tallying 10 kills and 10 digs. The Hawaii native ...

Sports Blog: Volleyball, at 20-0, sets school record during televised sweep of Tennessee

Posted to Sports Blog by Danielle Lerner on Oct. 13, 2013 at 1:38 p.m.

The Missouri women’s volleyball team made history Friday night, beating Tennessee (27-25, 25-10, 25-16) on the road to go 20-0, the Tigers’ best start in program history. In a match that eerily mirrored the Oct. 4 contest with Auburn, the Tigers recovered from a narrow comeback in the first ...

No. 25 Missouri topples Alabama to stay undefeated

By Marek Makowski | Oct. 13, 2013

Unbeaten streak extends to 21 games.

No. 25 Missouri sweeps Austin Peay, ties record

No. 25 Missouri sweeps Austin Peay, ties record

By Marek Makowski | Oct. 8, 2013

Missouri, 19-0, tied its best start to a season in school history.

Sports Blog: Henning named SEC player of the week

Posted to Sports Blog by Marek Makowski on Oct. 7, 2013 at 11:39 p.m.

Missouri senior hitter Lisa Henning was named Southeastern Conference player of the week by the league office Monday morning. The weekly accolade was Henning's first this season and Missouri's second (senior setter Molly Kreklow, Sept. 9). Henning was instrumental in the Tigers' pair of victories last week, a ...

With win over Auburn, volleyball one win off record

By Danielle Lerner | Oct. 7, 2013

19-0 would match the best start in program history.

For modest fan section, the party goes on

For modest fan section, the party goes on

By Marek Makowski | Oct. 3, 2013

Missouri volleyball is undefeated with a national-best record of 17-0.

Henning has season-best night as Tigers take tough match over Arkansas

By Danielle Lerner | Oct. 2, 2013

Missouri still undefeated and two wins away from matching best start in school history.

‘Little spark plugs’ charge undefeated Tigers

By Marek Makowski | Sept. 27, 2013

A pair of freshmen — the shortest players on the team — are Missouri’s secret to success.

Tigers spear Gamecocks in SEC opener

By Marek Makowski | Sept. 27, 2013

Missouri improved its record to 16-0 overall.

In Print: Missouri volleyball continues to etch name in history

By Danielle Lerner | Sept. 25, 2013

Undefeated Tigers topple previous marks as team marches to its best start in 32 years.

Nation-best Tigers sweep Blue Raiders, win Mizzou Classic

Nation-best Tigers sweep Blue Raiders, win Mizzou Classic

By Marek Makowski | Sept. 22, 2013

Missouri’s defense and offense once more prove to be a potent combination.

Tigers remain unbeaten after sweeping SEMO

By Danielle Lerner | Sept. 22, 2013

Volleyball team is off to its best start in 32 years.

Missouri routs Towson to stay undefeated, breaks record

By Marek Makowski | Sept. 20, 2013

The sweep gives Missouri the best record in the country and in Wayne Kreklow’s career.

Wayne Kreklow’s Tigers off to best start in 8 years

By Danielle Lerner | Sept. 20, 2013

Missouri sweeps Samford to maintain perfect record.

For Molly Kreklow, a team effort

By Marek Makowski | Sept. 20, 2013

The setter has lead the Missouri volleyball team to its best start in the last eight years, but she won’t take full credit for it.

Undefeated Missouri volleyball cruises to offensive success

In Print: Undefeated Missouri volleyball cruises to offensive success

By Marek Makowski | Sept. 18, 2013

The 11-0 team seeks to continue its undefeated streak at the Mizzou Classic behind a versatile offense.

Sports Blog: Unbeaten Tigers Fry Rice

Posted to Sports Blog by Marek Makowski on Sept. 13, 2013 at 9:39 p.m.

Missouri volleyball improved its record to 10-0 after sweeping Rice (25-15, 25-13, 25-15) in their first day of the Rice Invitational. The Tigers entered the game with hitting numbers that rivaled the best in the nation, and it didn't disappoint again on Friday. Behind a powerful defense and fluid ...

In Print: Now a coach, Lindsey Hunter sees even more success

By Danielle Lerner | Sept. 11, 2013

The Tiger legend is responsible for Missouri’s 18th-ranked recruiting class and the nation’s best offense.

Sports Blog: Molly Kreklow named SEC player of the week

Posted to Sports Blog by Danielle Lerner on Sept. 10, 2013 at 2:37 p.m.

Senior setter Molly Kreklow was named Southeastern Conference player of the week on Monday after guiding the Tigers to a resounding four-game sweep of the Yale Invitational. This is Kreklow’s first weekly conference award since Missouri joined the SEC last year. She earned Big 12 Conference player of the ...

For Molly Kreklow, home and the road

By Marek Makowski | Sept. 10, 2013

As the Tigers travel to Yale then Rice, Kreklow reflects on her journey from Minnesota to Missouri.

Sports Blog: Volleyball takes Yale Invitational, stays undefeated

Posted to Sports Blog by Danielle Lerner on Sept. 7, 2013 at 6:55 p.m.

Missouri volleyball clinched the Yale Invitational to remain undefeated with a (25-16, 25-18, 25-14) victory over Colgate on Saturday. The Tigers (8-0) defeated Seton Hall earlier in the day. Missouri came out strong in the opening set against Colgate, scoring eight unanswered points right off the bat, all on assists ...

Sports Blog: Tigers tame Bulldogs to remain undefeated

Posted to Sports Blog by Marek Makowski on Sept. 6, 2013 at 9:51 p.m.

Missouri volleyball improved its record to 6-0 on the season with a four-set victory against Yale (25-23, 15-25, 25-19, 25-20), which won the Ivy League in 2012, Friday night. The match was the Tigers' first in the Yale Invitational, and it marked their second victory on a seven-game road trip ...

Sports Blog: Tigers beat Fairfield to begin road trip

Posted to Sports Blog by Marek Makowski on Sept. 5, 2013 at 9:55 p.m.

The Missouri volleyball team (5-0) swept Fairfield (0-4) Thursday night (25-16, 25-11, 25-17), marking the Tigers' first road victory of the season. After a commanding sweep of the Tiger Invitational last weekend, the Tigers began their two-week, seven-match road trip with a commanding performance in Connecticut. Freshman hitter Carly Kan ...

Missouri volleyball has ‘Something To Prove’

In Print: Missouri volleyball has ‘Something To Prove’

By Marek Makowski | Sept. 3, 2013

After last year’s disappointing debut in the SEC, the team is back with a fresh slogan.

Missouri offense bombs Arkansas State to clinch Tiger Invitational

By Marek Makowski | Aug. 31, 2013

When the going got tough, the Tigers started swinging.

MU takes out Idaho State, still perfect at Tiger Invitational

By Danielle Lerner | Aug. 31, 2013

Lisa Henning tallies 15 kills in third-straight win.

Sports Blog: Missouri volleyball stays perfect in first day of Tiger Invitational

Posted to Sports Blog by Marek Makowski on Aug. 30, 2013 at 8:29 p.m.

Missouri (2-0) defeated Pittsburgh (1-1) in four sets (25-13, 23-25, 25-14, 25-13) in the nightcap of the Tiger Invitational. Seniors Lisa Henning (18 kills) and Molly Kreklow (51 assists) led the Tigers, while freshman Carly Kan added 15 kills. Missouri commanded the match from the beginning, sprinting to a 6-1 ...

For Molly Kreklow, the beginning of the end

For Molly Kreklow, the beginning of the end

By Marek Makowski | Aug. 30, 2013

Senior setter prepares for her last season of volleyball after a storied career.

Tigers feast upon Panthers, lead Tiger Invitational

By Marek Makowski | Aug. 30, 2013

Missouri goes 2-0 in first day of hosting season-opening tournament

Tigers take down South Dakota in opener

By Danielle Lerner | Aug. 30, 2013

Tigers take down South Dakota in opener

Sports Blog: What to watch for: Tiger Invitational

Posted to Sports Blog by Marek Makowski on Aug. 29, 2013 at 4:43 p.m.

Missouri volleyball’s shot at redemption begins this weekend. After struggling to meet last season’s monumental expectations in the Southeastern Conference, the Tigers return to the court Friday to host their annual tournament, taking on South Dakota, Pittsburgh, Idaho State and Arkansas State. The Tigers have dominated the tournament ...

In Print: Missouri prepares for season-starting Tiger Invitational

By Marek Makowski | Aug. 28, 2013

After a disappointing 2012 season, Missouri is poised to start strong Friday.

Black squad sweeps Gold in annual volleyball scrimmage

By Danielle Lerner | Aug. 22, 2013

Coach says senior leaders still getting used to new chemistry.

Kan, Keala look to power Tigers’ 18th ranked recruiting class

In Print: Kan, Keala look to power Tigers’ 18th ranked recruiting class

By Danielle Lerner | Aug. 21, 2013

Former Hawaii high school rivals team up for MU.

Volleyball team hosts clinic for Girl Scouts

Volleyball team hosts clinic for Girl Scouts

By Marek Makowski | Aug. 16, 2013

Program gives back to Columbia with community events throughout the year.

Sports Blog: Arkansas, Tennessee volleyball matches to be nationally televised

Posted to Sports Blog by Marek Makowski on Aug. 14, 2013 at 11:49 p.m.

Missouri volleyball will have two of its games broadcasted nationally this season, the Southeastern Conference announced Wednesday. Missouri’s second conference game of the season, on October 2 at Arkansas, will air on ESPNU while its October 11 game at Tennessee will be available on Fox Sports Midwest, Fox Sports ...

Sports Blog: Kreklow, Henning named preseason all-SEC first team

Posted to Sports Blog by Marek Makowski on Aug. 10, 2013 at 2:24 a.m.

Missouri seniors Lisa Henning and Molly Kreklow were named to the volleyball preseason all-Southeastern Conference team Friday morning, marking their second consecutive year as selections. “I’m excited, and to share a spot on the team with Molly means a lot to me as well,” Henning said in a subsequent ...

In Print: Athletics Notebook: Renovations ongoing at Memorial Stadium

By Jacob Bogage | June 4, 2013

As construction continues at Faurot Field, Frank Haith signs another transfer and the volleyball team brings in a top-20 recruiting class. 

Five former Tigers inducted into Missouri Hall of Fame

By Jack Witthaus | Feb. 2, 2013

Justin Smith cold not attend because of Super Bowl XLVII.

Sports Blog: Henning named all-SEC as three Tigers take postseason honors

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Nov. 26, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

Providing a happier ending to Missouri volleyball’s inaugural season in the Southeastern Conference than the 19-12 record, three Missouri players were named to the all-SEC team on Monday. Junior outside hitter Lisa Henning was named first team and junior setter Molly Kreklow and sophomore blocker Whitney Little were second ...

Missouri stymied by Florida

By Connor Casey | Nov. 9, 2012

The Gators neutralized Whitney Little to -.222 hitting.

Sports Blog: Tigers continue strong start to month with sweep over Arkansas State

Posted to Sports Blog by Connor Casey on Nov. 6, 2012 at 11:54 p.m.

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 ...

Sports Blog: Missouri ends road trip with 3-0 loss to Arkansas

Posted to Sports Blog by Connor Casey on Oct. 28, 2012 at 6:31 p.m.

Missouri volleyball ended its four-game road trip with a loss on Sunday to Arkansas 3-0 (23-25, 13-25, 15-25). The defeat marked the first time since 2011 that the Tigers have lost consecutive matches along with being the first loss on a Sunday this season. Junior outside hitter Lisa Henning once ...

Sports Blog: Tigers swept by Bulldogs

Posted to Sports Blog by Connor Casey on Oct. 24, 2012 at 9:36 p.m.

Missouri volleyball (15-7, 7-5 Southeastern Confernce) fell to the Georgia Bulldogs 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-13) on Wednesday in Athens, Ga. in a nationally-televised game by ESPNU. Offensively the Tigers struggled to get out of the gate. Junior outside hitter Lisa Henning led the team with 15 kills and freshman outside ...

Sports Blog: Missouri tops Auburn in five-set victory

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Oct. 21, 2012 at 8:49 p.m.

Missouri volleyball took a wild five-set road match Sunday against Southeastern Conference foe Auburn (14-25, 25-16, 25-21, 19-25, 15-13). MU (15-6, 7-4 SEC) was led by junior hitter Lisa Henning, who posted a career-high 27 kills and 13 digs on .310 hitting. To her aid was junior setter Molly Kreklow ...

In Print: Tigers see roles alter with player absences

By Connor Casey | Oct. 16, 2012

Freshman Regan Peltier is stepping in after Taylor Simpson’s departure.

Sports Blog: Taylor Simpson leaves Missouri volleyball

Posted to Sports Blog by Connor Casey on Oct. 14, 2012 at 12:43 p.m.

After 14 matches as a Tiger, sophomore outside hitter Taylor Simpson has left the Missouri volleyball program. According to a press release from the team given before Sunday’s game with Mississippi State, Simpson left due to personal reasons. She averaged 2.51 kills per game and had six kills ...

Missouri overpowers Mississippi State in 3-0 win

By Jacob Bogage | Oct. 14, 2012

Without key contributors, the Tigers were able to sweep the visiting Bulldogs.

Sports Blog: Missouri rebounds in weekend road trip with win over Alabama

Posted to Sports Blog by Connor Casey on Oct. 7, 2012 at 11:22 p.m.

The Missouri volleyball team bounced back from a Friday loss by beating Alabama 3-1 (25-19, 22-25, 25-18, 25-16) on the road Sunday. The win came after falling to Tennessee 3-2 (12-25, 25-23, 25-27, 25-22, 11-15) in Knoxville, Tenn. The victory marks the third week in a row where the Tigers ...

Sports Blog: Missouri falls in five-set duel to Tennessee

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:39 a.m.

Missouri volleyball (12-5, 4-3 Southeastern Conference) failed to sweep the Tennessee Volunteers falling 3-2 in five sets (12-25, 25-23, 25-27, 25-22, 11-15) Friday evening in Knoxville, Tenn. The loss comes in the Tigers’ attempt to knock off the Vols, who just last week dropped out of the AVCA top 25 ...

Sports Blog: Little earns third weekly SEC honor

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Oct. 1, 2012 at 12:54 p.m.

After a dominant 10-block performance in a Sunday victory over Georgia, sophomore blocker Whitney Little has been named the Southeastern Conference co-defensive player of the week. Little tied the MU record for 10-block matches in a career (4) in the 3-0 sweep of the Bulldogs. The accolade is the third ...

Missouri avenges Friday loss, trounces Georgia

Missouri avenges Friday loss, trounces Georgia

By Connor Casey | Sept. 30, 2012

After Texas A&M loss, the Tigers rode strong defense to drop the Bulldogs in straight sets.

Missouri upended by Texas A&M

In Print: Missouri upended by Texas A&M

By Jacob Bogage | Sept. 29, 2012

Coach Wayne Kreklow said his team was "schooled" after committing 20 team errors.

Sports Blog: Little named SEC player of the week

Posted to Sports Blog by Connor Casey on Sept. 24, 2012 at 1:29 p.m.

For the second time this season, sophomore middle blocker Whitney Little is being noticed on a national level. She was named the Southeastern Conference offensive player of the week on Monday. She was named co-defensive player on Sept. 10 and is the second Tiger to earn the offensive designation this ...

Sports Blog: Missouri bounces back with win over LSU

Posted to Sports Blog by Connor Casey on Sept. 23, 2012 at 4:40 p.m.

Missouri volleyball avenged its Friday loss against Florida Friday night by taking apart LSU in a 3-1 victory (25-20, 25-23, 21-25, 25-22) on Sunday. The victory puts the Tigers (11-3, 3-1 SEC) second in the Southeastern Conference East division. The Missouri offense fired on all cylinders in the win. Sophomore ...

Sports Blog: Missouri falls to No. 13 Florida

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Sept. 22, 2012 at 11:13 a.m.

Missouri volleyball (10-3, 2-1) suffered its third loss of the season on Friday at the hands of No. 13 Florida in straight sets in Gainesville, Fla. The 3-0 defeat (25-22, 26-24, 25-17) gets the Tigers off to a sour start in their inaugural Southeastern Conference road trip. The Gators got ...

Tigers roll past Rebels

Tigers roll past Rebels

By Jacob Bogage | Sept. 16, 2012

The sweep gave Missouri its first 2-0 conference start since 2005.

Missouri enters SEC with upset thriller over No. 17 Tennessee

Missouri enters SEC with upset thriller over No. 17 Tennessee

By Connor Casey | Sept. 13, 2012

The Tigers overcame losses in the first two sets to top the Volunteers in the fifth.

Sports Blog: Little named SEC co-defensive player of the week

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Sept. 10, 2012 at 1:48 p.m.

After an impressive showing at the Morehead State Eagle Challenge over the weekend, Missouri volleyball’s sophomore blocker Whitney Little has been named the Southeastern Conference co-defensive player of the week. Little posted 12 blocks and 12 kills in a five-set loss to Morehead State on Friday. It was the ...

Sports Blog: Missouri upset by Morehead State, takes second at Eagle Challenge

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Sept. 9, 2012 at 3:47 p.m.

After a Saturday victory over Savannah State, the Missouri volleyball team claimed second place at the Eagle Challenge at Morehead State. Missouri finished the tournament with a record of 2-1 with wins over Valparaiso (25-17, 25-22, 25-18) and Savannah State (25-13, 26-6, 25-11) and its lone loss against host Morehead ...

In Print: Peltier earns stripes with break-out performance

By Jacob Bogage | Sept. 7, 2012

Freshman Regan Peltier celebrated success at her first ever collegiate start.

Tigers finishing pre-conference slate at Morehead Challenge

By Connor Casey | Sept. 7, 2012

Sitting at a 6-1 and 1 1/2 games behind undefeated South Carolina in the Southeastern Conference East division, Missouri has a chance to improve on its record this weekend in Morehead, Ky., at the Morehead State Eagle Challenge. Leading the Tigers will be junior outside hitter Lisa Henning, the ...

Sports Blog: Henning named SEC Offensive Player of the Week

Posted to Sports Blog by Connor Casey on Sept. 4, 2012 at 5:53 p.m.

After an impressive display at the Lipscomb Invitational over the weekend, junior outsider hitter Lisa Henning was named Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday. She becomes the program’s first to win the award, following the school’s move to the conference. The Tigers have been on ...

Sports Blog: Tigers sweep Lipscomb Invitational for tournament crown

Posted to Sports Blog by Connor Casey and Jacob Bogage on Sept. 1, 2012 at 5:08 p.m.

After falling last week to Michigan in the Tiger Invitational finale, Missouri traveled to Nashville, Tenn., for the Lipscomb Invitational and never surrendered a single set en route to the tournament crown. With a 3-0 win over Appalachian State on Saturday secured the championship. MU started the tournament against Houston ...

Missouri drops tournament finale in loss to Michigan

Missouri drops tournament finale in loss to Michigan

By Connor Casey | Aug. 26, 2012

The Wolverines took control of the match early and buried the Tigers from there.

Sports Blog: Missouri enters Tiger Invitational finale with Michigan after 3-0 start

Posted to Sports Blog by Connor Casey on Aug. 25, 2012 at 5:08 p.m.

Missouri volleyball continued its winning ways at the Tiger Invitational early Saturday afternoon against Nicholls State. The Tigers were victorious in three straight sets over the Colonels (25-17, 25-13, 25-17). Each set began in a similar manner with both teams being unable to gain a big lead, but MU was ...

Missouri rolls in season-opening day at Tiger Invitational

By Jacob Bogage | Aug. 25, 2012

The Tigers start the season 2-0 with wins over North Florida and Virginia Tech on Friday.

Sports Blog: Meister to be in uniform for Virginia Tech match

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Aug. 24, 2012 at 5:28 p.m.

Sophomore defensive specialist Sarah Meister, who had been suspended indefinitely by the volleyball team after a driving while intoxicated arrest around 12:40 a.m. Aug. 18, will be on the sidelines with the Tigers for tonight’s second-round match with Virginia Tech in the Tiger Invitational, set for 7 ...

In Print: Tigers look to first competition in Tiger Invitational

By Connor Casey | Aug. 24, 2012

Missouri will host No. 23 Michigan and three other squads in this weekend’s

In Print: Meister, Collier, Hayes balance friendship amidst competition

By Jacob Bogage | Aug. 24, 2012

Three sophomores and former roommates vie for the starting defensive specialist job.

Meister suspended indefinitely following DUI

In Print: Meister suspended indefinitely following DUI

By Jacob Bogage | Aug. 24, 2012

According to an email from Public Information Officer Jill Schlude of the Columbia Police Department, Meister, 19, was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, minor in possession of alcohol by consumption and a traffic violation at approximately

Sports Blog: Meister suspended indefinitely following DUI

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Aug. 23, 2012 at 2:27 a.m.

Sophomore defensive specialist Sarah Meister has been suspended indefinitely from the volleyball team following a driving under the influence arrest between Friday night and Saturday morning. Early Thursday morning, the team released a statement in response to an inquiry by The Maneater: “We are aware of the incident and are ...

Simpson joins Missouri for SEC inauguration

In Print: Simpson joins Missouri for SEC inauguration

By Connor Casey | Aug. 21, 2012

Taylor Simpson has found her home as Missouri enters season new neighborhood.

Tigers unveil selves in Black and Gold scrimmage

Tigers unveil selves in Black and Gold scrimmage

By Jacob Bogage | Aug. 17, 2012

Coach Wayne Kreklow said the annual scrimmage revealed his team's depth entering the season.

Sports Blog: Freshmen Tigers continue adjustments on move-in day

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Aug. 16, 2012 at 1:08 a.m.

As the hoards crammed parking lots, hauled suitcases and dabbed their eyes following farewells on general move-in day Wednesday, the freshmen of the Missouri volleyball squad popped out of bed and made their way to practice, already familiar with Columbia. The Tigers’ lone freshmen, hitter-blocker Regan Peltier and blocker Lydia ...

Sports Blog: Kreklow, Henning named preseason all-SEC

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Aug. 7, 2012 at 11:22 a.m.

Without even playing a match as members of the Southeastern Conference, the Missouri volleyball team has already made an impression. Junior setter Molly Kreklow and junior hitter Lisa Henning were named to the nine-player All-SEC Preseason Team on Tuesday, as voted on by league coaches. The Tigers were picked to ...

Sports Blog: Missouri volleyball picked to finish fourth in SEC East by league poll

Posted to Sports Blog by Connor Casey on Aug. 6, 2012 at 9:13 p.m.

The Missouri volleyball team was picked to finish fourth in the SEC East Division in the league’s annual preseason poll on Monday. Ranked atop the East with 12 votes was the Tennessee Volunteers, who were tabbed 14th nationally heading into the 2011 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament before being ...

Sports Blog: Volleyball adds Nebraska transfer Simpson

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on July 10, 2012 at 9:25 p.m.

Sophomore Taylor Simpson, an outside hitter on the No. 12 Nebraska volleyball squad this past season, announced her transfer to Missouri on Tuesday. Nebraska coach John Cook announced in January that Simpson decided to leave the Huskers' program. The team released her letter of intent for another program in January ...

Sports Blog: Denmon, Henning named KC Sports Commission Athletes of the Year

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on June 14, 2012 at 1:15 a.m.

Marcus Denmon, a graduated senior guard of the Missouri men’s basketball team, and junior outside hitter Lisa Henning were honored by their hometown on Wednesday by being named the Kansas City Sports Commission Athletes of the Year. The annual designations go to top collegiate athletes hailing from Kansas City ...

Sports Blog: Kreklow family expresses gratitude to Columbia College

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on Feb. 11, 2012 at 11:07 p.m.

The Columbia College volleyball program was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in December. Missouri volleyball coach Wayne Kreklow and volleyball director Susan Kreklow coached there before taking over the Tigers. Columbia College Cougar volleyball is the first volleyball program to be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall ...

Sports Blog: Brimmage, Vann land professional volleyball contracts

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on Jan. 5, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.

Two former Missouri volleyball players have signed contracts to play professional volleyball with teams in Europe. Former middle blocker Brittany Brimmage signed with Asko Linz Steg, a team from Linz, Austria, taking part in the Middle European Volleyball Zonal Association. Brimmage is fresh off of a four-year career with the ...

Sports Blog: MU volleyball season draws to a close

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on Dec. 2, 2011 at 9:39 p.m.

The Missouri volleyball team lost to No. 17 Florida 3-1 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night, ending its season with a 21-13 record. The team was the youngest in the tournament, holding 11 underclassman out of 14 players. The defeat featured a Tiger bright spot ...

Youthful Tigers head to NCAA tournament

By Lindsey Davison | Dec. 2, 2011

Missouri will be the youngest team in the NCAA tournament this year.

Sports Blog: Missouri volleyball reaches NCAA Tournament

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on Nov. 28, 2011 at 4:41 p.m.

The Missouri volleyball team has reached he NCAA Tournament for the tenth time in the past 12 seasons and for the second consecutive season. "This is a great accomplishment for this group, especially considering how young we are," head coach Wayne Kreklow said. "It was a very long season this ...

Tigers show growth in loss to Iowa State

By Seth Boster | Nov. 10, 2011

Freshman hitter Whitney Little set the pace with eight kills.

Kreklow notches 400th win

In Print: Kreklow notches 400th win

By Lindsey Davison | Nov. 8, 2011

The win against Baylor held heavy importance for the Tigers.

Sports Blog: Henning wins second Big 12 Player of the Week award

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Nov. 7, 2011 at 3:55 p.m.

Missouri sophomore hitter Lisa Henning was named Big 12 Player of the Week on Monday, four weeks after she last won the same honor. The announcement comes after Henning powered her team last week in conference wins over Kansas and Baylor. She averaged 5.75 kills per set on .380 ...

Kreklow reaches milestone, team earns 20th win over Baylor

By Seth Boster | Nov. 5, 2011

Lisa Henning put in another strong performance to help her coach earn his 400th win.

In Print: Tigers feel confident against Jayhawks after sweeping the Sooners

By Lindsey Davison | Nov. 1, 2011

The Tigers are coming off of a sweep against No. 21 Oklahoma on Saturday.

Volleyball tastes ‘sweet’ victory over No. 21 Oklahoma

By Seth Boster | Oct. 30, 2011

The team said it gained confidence in the upset win after back-to-back losses.

Missouri volleyball seeks to satisfy hunger against Sooners

By Lindsey Davison | Oct. 28, 2011

The Tigers are approaching the final stretch of their season with one feeling sweeping through the team: hunger. The Missouri volleyball team is gearing up for tomorrow’s annual "Can The Sooners" match against No. 21 Oklahoma with a 3-6 record in Big 12 Conference play. The Tigers suffered a ...

In Print: Road struggles, home victories continue for Tiger Volleyball

By Lindsey Davison | Oct. 25, 2011

Despite the losses on the road, the Tigers’ home victories are keeping them in the running for the NCAA Tournament.

Rival high school foes become inseparable on volleyball court

Rival high school foes become inseparable on volleyball court

By Seth Boster | Oct. 21, 2011

Henning and Armendariz have bumped, set and struck their way to a lasting friendship.

Missouri volleyball defeats Texas Tech. in Homecoming matchup

By Lindsey Davison | Oct. 16, 2011

The Tigers won two matches in a row for the first time in nearly a month.

Sports Blog: Tigers fall to Baylor

Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Hood on Oct. 15, 2011 at 2:58 p.m.

The recent in-conference struggles for the MU women’s soccer team continued Friday night, as the Tigers were defeated 3-1 by the Baylor Bears in Waco, Texas. The Tigers dug themselves a deep hole early, surrendering a pair of goals in the first 10 minutes of action. Falling behind early ...

Higher education: Hayes takes core values to college game

In Print: Higher education: Hayes takes core values to college game

By Seth Boster | Oct. 14, 2011

Jade Hayes, once a highly-touted national recruit, is learning to fill a position on a team that she will one day have to lead.

Nellie Dodd: The heart of Hearnes

In Print: Nellie Dodd: The heart of Hearnes

By Lindsey Davison | Oct. 14, 2011

Nellie Dodd didn’t let a heart procedure keep her from supporting her favorite sport.

Volleyball busts Kansas to end drought

By Seth Boster | Oct. 13, 2011

Missouri almost repeated its late-set mistakes but rallied to earn its first win of the month.

Sports Blog: Volleyball falls to Baylor in third straight loss

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Oct. 8, 2011 at 8:36 p.m.

Missouri's sophomore duo once again had an impressive outing when the volleyball team faced Baylor on Saturday. But once again, setter Molly Kreklow and hitter Lisa Henning could not save their squad in a fifth set thriller. A three-game losing drought continued in Waco, Texas on Saturday where division ...

In Print: Road-weary Tigers looking forward to Columbia return

By Lindsey Davison | Oct. 7, 2011

The Missouri volleyball team is ready to come home after playing more than half of its matches on the road.

Sports Blog: Volleyball falls to Oklahoma after late rally, drops to 1-3 in Big 12 play

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on Oct. 6, 2011 at 11:37 a.m.

The Missouri Tigers volleyball team continued to struggled in conference play in Norman on Wednesday night, suffering a close loss to No. 22 Oklahoma. After falling behind two sets early in the match, the Tigers (14-6, 1-3 Big 12) launched a strong offensive streak in the third and fourth sets ...

Missouri volleyball defeats itself against Kansas State

In Print: Missouri volleyball defeats itself against Kansas State

By Lindsey Davison | Sept. 30, 2011

Slow practices led to slow play in the 3-2 loss to the Wildcats.

Emotions swing as volleyball falls to Kansas State

By Seth Boster | Sept. 29, 2011

Coach Wayne Kreklow was disappointed after his team dropped a 3-2 match to the Wildcats.

License to kill: Henning breaks kill record in A&M match

In Print: License to kill: Henning breaks kill record in A&M match

By Lindsey Davison | Sept. 27, 2011

The sophomore hitter’s growth throughout the season culminated in a dominating performance Saturday night.

Sports Blog: Missouri volleyball rallies around sophomore hitter in win over Texas A&M

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Sept. 25, 2011 at 7:50 p.m.

Midway through the fourth set of Missouri’s Big 12 home opener against Texas A&M on Saturday, Lisa Henning looked furious. She leaped and swung at a ball only to have it connect with the net. Error. Upon the blow of the referee’s whistle, Henning took that ball ...

Growing pains characterize volleyball gauntlet

By Seth Boster | Sept. 23, 2011

The young team has only two seniors to rely on in Big 12 play.

Iowa State sends Missouri packing with sweep

By Lindsey Davison | Sept. 21, 2011

Missouri dropped its first national television appearance since 2005 to No. 16 Iowa State.

Sports Blog: Tigers finish 2-1 at American Classic

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on Sept. 17, 2011 at 8:21 p.m.

The Missouri volleyball team almost didn’t bounce back after the loss on Friday evening in the American Volleyball Classic. The Tigers weren’t at their best early against Villanova on Saturday afternoon, but the defense rallied back after dropping the first set and Missouri went on to a 3-2 ...

Sports Blog: Tigers stumble in first match of American Classic

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Sept. 16, 2011 at 8:03 p.m.

The Missouri volleyball team made its final stop of its 13-match long road schedule in Washington D.C. for the American Classic on Friday. The Tigers held on to 11 wins heading into the weekend, standing above all programs with the most victories in the country. They now have company ...

Missouri splits matches at Pioneer Classic

By Lindsey Davison | Sept. 11, 2011

The volleyball team improved to 11-2 before conference play.

Tigers notch early wins in Denver Pioneer Classic

By Seth Boster | Sept. 10, 2011

The victories were the first time Missouri won without cleanly sweeping their opponent in three sets.

In Print: Armendariz takes her skills to new heights

By Lindsey Davison | Sept. 9, 2011

She might be the smallest player on the team, but Priscilla Armendariz is making a big impact.

Tigers bash opponents en route to weekend sweeps

By Seth Boster | Sept. 4, 2011

Missouri didn’t drop a single set during the weekend's slate of games.

Tigers tally two more sweeps in Blue Raider bash

By Lindsey Davison | Sept. 4, 2011

Tigers are rolling through the tournament thanks to strong defensive play.

In Print: Tigers travel south for Blue Raider Bash

By Seth Boster | Sept. 2, 2011

As freshmen adapt to life on the road, Missouri preps for weekend tournament in Tennessee.

Invitational breeds camaraderie for Tigers

In Print: Invitational breeds camaraderie for Tigers

By Lindsey Davison | Aug. 30, 2011

Young Tigers led the way in a sweep of the Tiger Invitational.

Tigers bring out the brooms for Tiger Invitational

In Print: Tigers bring out the brooms for Tiger Invitational

By Seth Boster | Aug. 30, 2011

Volleyball coach Wayne Kreklow said his team showed resiliency in the season-opening tournament.

Sports Blog: Kreklow, Wilson earn weekly Big 12 volleyball honors

Posted to Sports Blog by Lindsey Davison on Aug. 29, 2011 at 10:06 p.m.

After earning MVP at the annual Tiger Invitational this past weekend and leading the Tigers to their fourth consecutive tournament title, sophomore setter Molly Kreklow was named the Big 12 Conference Player of the Week on August 29. Quarterbacking an average 12.42 assists per set average during the Tigers ...

Missouri sweeps away competition at Tiger Invitational

By Lindsey Davison | Aug. 28, 2011

The youthful volleyball squad is undefeated heading into a road trip.

Wilson shines as Tigers sweep opening day

By Seth Boster | Aug. 27, 2011

Armed with a batch of cookies, the freshman led the team with 23 kills on Friday.

Tigers take youth into new season

In Print: Tigers take youth into new season

By Seth Boster | Aug. 26, 2011

On Friday, the Tigers will face Tulane and North Dakota State.

In Print: Young Tigers show promise

By Lindsey Davison | Aug. 23, 2011

Missouri boasts the youngest volleyball roster in the Big 12.

Newcomers get experience in annual Black & Gold Game

By Seth Boster | Aug. 20, 2011

Eleven underclassmen took to the court in the 3-0 Gold victory VolleyballBlackGold

Missouri volleyball set for Sweet 16 matchup against Duke

In Print: Missouri volleyball set for Sweet 16 matchup against Duke

By Zach Dischiano | Dec. 10, 2010

The Tigers will play in the Sweet 16 for only the second time in MU history.

Sports shorts: Volleyball advances to NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16

In Print: Sports shorts: Volleyball advances to NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16

By Zach Mink | Dec. 7, 2010

Missouri volleyball will face Duke on Friday.

Tiger volleyball to take on Panthers in NCAA Tournament opener

In Print: Tiger volleyball to take on Panthers in NCAA Tournament opener

By Zach Dischiano | Dec. 3, 2010

Missouri finished the regular season with a 20-10 overall record.

Missouri volleyball sweeps Texas A&M

In Print: Missouri volleyball sweeps Texas A&M

By Zach Dischiano | Nov. 16, 2010

Senior outside hitters Paola Ampudia and Julianna Klein led the way for the Tigers.

In Print: Missouri volleyball earns fifth straight victory

By Zach Dischiano | Nov. 12, 2010

The Tigers are now 10-6 in the Big 12 with four conference games remaining on the schedule.

In Print: Missouri volleyball earns second consecutive sweep

By Zach Dischiano | Nov. 2, 2010

The Tigers improved to 7-6 in conference play with the victory.

Missouri volleyball sweeps Kansas

In Print: Missouri volleyball sweeps Kansas

By Zach Dischiano | Oct. 29, 2010

Freshman setter Molly Kreklow paced the Tigers with 42 assists and six blocks.

Tiger volleyball looks to finish strong

In Print: Tiger volleyball looks to finish strong

By Zach Dischiano | Oct. 22, 2010

The Tigers are on a two-game winning streak, with 10 left in the season.

Missouri volleyball rolls past Baylor

In Print: Missouri volleyball rolls past Baylor

By Zach Dischiano | Oct. 19, 2010

The Tigers continue conference play against Nebraska on the road Saturday.

Sports Shorts: Soccer to face Texas on Saturday.

In Print: Sports Shorts: Soccer to face Texas on Saturday.

By John Montesantos and Zach Mink | Oct. 15, 2010

Soccer After going 1-1 on the road against Colorado and Nebraska, the Tigers return home to continue conference play against Texas on Friday. The Tigers (5-6-2, 3-2-0) outlasted the Buffaloes 1-0 Oct. 8. Sophomore defender Jessica Greer scored the game-winning goal in the second half for the Tigers. Missouri couldn ...

Sports Blog: Missouri volleyball holds off Texas A&M

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Dischiano on Oct. 14, 2010 at 1:35 a.m.

The Missouri volleyball team snapped a two game losing streak Wednesday night with a 3-2 victory over Texas A&M. Senior outside hitter Paola Ampudia and junior middle blocker Brittney Brimmage tied for the most kills on the team with 16. Freshman setter Molly Kreklow anchored the offense with 55 ...

In Print: Cornhuskers hand Tiger volleyball first sweep of season

By Zach Dischiano | Oct. 8, 2010

The Missouri volleyball team was swept for the first time this season against No. 3 Nebraska on Wednesday night. Senior outside hitter Paola Ampudia was the lone bright spot in the Missouri offense, with 14 kills on a .216 clip. Senior outside hitter Julianna Klein followed Ampudia with six kills ...

Tiger volleyball sweeps Buffaloes, 3-0

In Print: Tiger volleyball sweeps Buffaloes, 3-0

By Zach Dischiano | Oct. 5, 2010

The team improved to 3-3 in conference play and will continue the season against Nebraska Wednesday.

In Print: Missouri volleyball falls to Kansas in Border Showdown

By Zach Dischiano | Oct. 1, 2010

The Tigers look to rebound with a match against Colorado on Saturday.

In Print: Sports shorts: Simmons, Smith out for Miami of Ohio game

By Zach Mink | Sept. 24, 2010

An overview of Missouri sports

Tigers fall to No. 12 Longhorns

In Print: Tigers fall to No. 12 Longhorns

By Zach Dischiano | Sept. 24, 2010

The Tigers fell to 1-2 in conference play with the loss.

Tigers to take on Longhorns Wednesday

By Zach Dischiano | Sept. 22, 2010

The Tigers are 0-1 in conference play and 9-3 overall on the season.

In Print: Tiger volleyball falls to Cyclones

By Zach Dischiano | Sept. 21, 2010

The Tigers were dealt their third loss of the season in the match.

In Print: Tigers take down Red Raiders in Big 12 opener

By Zach Dischiano | Sept. 17, 2010

Coach Wayne Kreklow earned his 100th victory with Missouri in the win.

In Print: Sports Shorts: Missouri basketball announces full 2010-11 schedule

By Zach Mink | Sept. 14, 2010

Basketball The Missouri Tigers basketball team announced the 2010-11 schedule Monday. The Tigers have put together a challenging year, facing the powerhouse Georgetown Hoyas as well as the rising Illinois Fighting Illini. The games will be played in Kansas City and St. Louis, respectively. Another notable scheduling is the 2010 ...

Sports Blog: Tiger volleyball slowed in Western Kentucky Invitational

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Dischiano on Sept. 12, 2010 at 2:46 p.m.

After winning its first seven games of the season, the Missouri volleyball team eventually slowed down at its tournament this weekend in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The ladies picked up their first two losses of the season at the tournament, but still hold a strong overall record at 8-2. Three tournaments ...

In Print: Sports shorts

By Zach Mink | Sept. 10, 2010

Football Tiger defensive end Aldon Smith had a career game against the Fighting Illini on Saturday, leading the defense with 10 tackles and two sacks. The sophomore was rewarded Tuesday when he was named Big 12 co-Defensive Player of the Week along with Keenan Robinson of Texas. Smith has had ...

In Print: Kreklow setting tone for Tiger volleyball

By Zach Dischiano | Sept. 3, 2010

The freshman has racked up numerous awards despite her young career.

Sports Blog: Missouri volleyball defeats Eastern Washington

Posted to Sports Blog by Andy Tabor on Sept. 3, 2010 at 12:00 a.m.

The Missouri volleyball team started off strong in the Pepperdine Asics Invitational, sweeping Eastern Washington Friday night. The team has played well thus far, not dropping a set in any match. Freshman Molly Kreklow has played like a seasoned veteran despite her young career, dishing out 30 plus assists in ...

Kreklow, Henning excel at Tiger Invitational

In Print: Kreklow, Henning excel at Tiger Invitational

By Zach Dischiano | Aug. 31, 2010

The two freshmen led the Tigers to a 3-0 record on the weekend.

Missouri volleyball wins Tiger Invitational

In Print: Missouri volleyball wins Tiger Invitational

By Andy Tabor | Aug. 31, 2010

The Tigers will play in the Pepperdine Asics Invitational next week.

Missouri defeats Maryland in season opener

By Andy Tabor | Aug. 28, 2010

The Tigers will continue the Tiger Invitational with two games on Saturday.

Sports shorts

In Print: Sports shorts

By Zach Mink | Aug. 27, 2010

Sports Shorts Soccer The Tigers dropped the season opener to the Maryland Terrapins 3-2, despite freshman Dominique Richardson’s first career goal. Missouri looks to get back on track at the Carolina Nike Classic in Chapel Hill, N.C. this weekend. The Tigers will square off against the No. 25 ...

In Print: Tiger volleyball primed to make Big 12 Championship run

By Andy Tabor | Aug. 24, 2010

The Tigers' returning leaders and impressive recruitment class have raised expectations for the upcoming season.

Tiger volleyball hones skills at Black vs. Gold Scrimmage

In Print: Tiger volleyball hones skills at Black vs. Gold Scrimmage

By Zach Dischiano | Aug. 24, 2010

The Tigers will open their season at the Tiger Invitational on Friday.

Sports Blog: Two Tiger volleyball players earn preseason honors

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Dischiano on Aug. 12, 2010 at 9:49 p.m.

The Missouri volleyball team had two of its players recognized Thursday, earning preseason Big 12 honors. Senior outside hitter Paola Ampudia was chosen as a member of the preseason All-Big 12 team, and incoming freshman setter Molly Kreklow was voted Big 12 Preseason Freshman of the Year. Ampudia led the ...