By: Michael Losch, KCOU Sports
Missouri had no trouble finding kills on Sunday morning.
Five Tigers had six or more kills as the Tigers swept the Tennessee Lady Volunteers three games to none. Sophomore Carly Kan and senior Whitney Little led Mizzou with nine kills each.
In the first set of the match the Lady Volunteers and Tigers were back and forth as neither team could seem to find an edge. With the help of Little and Kan grabbing three kills each, Missouri began to pull away late and took the first game 25 to 19. That would turn out to be the closest contest of the day as the Tigers dominated the rest of the way.
Mizzou jumped out to an early 9-4 lead in the second set behind freshman Sydney Deeken’s two aces. Missouri managed to capitalize on Tennessee errors and before long the Tigers had a commanding 22-13 lead. The Tigers went on to win set two 25 to 15.
In the third and final set Missouri did not waste anytime putting the Lady Vols away. The Tigers dominated from the start grabbing a 9-1 advantage before Tennessee responded. Missouri senior Sarah Meister had four of her five aces in game three and Tennessee could only pull within six points of the Tigers. Missouri closed out the win 25 to 16 with a strong kill from Kan who jumped above the net and spiked it straight to the floor.
Missouri (11-5, 2-0 SEC) will travel to Mississippi on Wednesday and try and remain undefeated in SEC play.