By: Drew Pilewski
The University of Missouri triumphed over Ole Miss this Friday night at The Hearnes center three sets to one. The set scores were 25-19, 23-25, 25-18, 25-16.
Mizzou came into this game 15-2 and 3-1 in the SEC. They were unbeaten at home as well. Mizzou were fresh off of their first conference loss in the season to Alabama, and looking to turn things around.
In the first set Ole Miss and Mizzou traded blows for a while, and no team seemed to have the advantage early, but it was Carly Kan and Regan Peltier who lead Mizzou to a one set lead.
In the second set, Ole Miss were up nearly all set, but Kan and Peltier provided a few strong kills while Emily Thater helped with a block that put Mizzou in the lead. Then, Ole Miss surged back and a Mizzou miscommunication late on gave the second set to Ole miss.
It was really the tale of two sets for Mizzou, who looked inferior in the second set. In the third, they looked like the stronger team. They benefited from a few errors from Ole Miss and took all they could out of the third set.
Mizzou never looked like conceding the fourth set even from the first point. They took a strong lead early and never gave it up. Credit to Nekeyta Clair on Ole Miss for keeping the set score slightly respectable, but Mizzou closed out the game with ease.