Henning Stays Hot, Errors Result in Second Consecutive Loss

Sunday, Oct. 28-

In an effort to rebound from a 3-0 defeat to Georgia earlier in the week, Mizzou came up short again, losing in straight sets (23-25, 13-25, 15-25) to the Arkansas Razorbacks in Fayetteville, Ark.

Lisa Henning once again led Mizzou with 13 kills, but she didn’t get much help offensively as no other Tiger tallied more than five kills.

Both teams started quickly on the offensive end as the teams traded points in the first frame. The score was tied at 10-10 and remained close until Arkansas gained a 16-14 lead. Missouri’s Whitney Little blasted a kill right after Mizzou coach Wayne Kreklow called a timeout, but the Hogs took advantage of some Tiger mistakes and went on a 5-1 run to take a 21-16 lead.

After the second timeout of the set, Arkansas went on another run, but the Tigers responded with four unanswered points to keep themselves within striking distance. Arkansas had a 24-21 lead, but Missouri rallied with two straight points. Henning had a chance to tie the set, but it was dug out by Arkansas. Razorback Jasmine Norton found an empty spot and ended the set with a kill.

Norton had eight kills and no errors on 12 attacks in the first set. Roslandy Acosta led the Hogs with twelve kills as Arkansas pushed its winning streak to four.

The Tigers couldn’t bounce back as they went down early in the second set 15-5. Mizzou hit .379 in the first set but only .179 in the second. Meanwhile, Arkansas hit a season-best .407.

Errors came back to haunt the Tigers early on in the third set as the Razorbacks opened up an 8-3 lead behind their solid service game. Henning pulled Mizzou closer with a kill to make it 8-5, but Arkansas won the next three points and ran away with the set from there.

Mizzou returns home to play host to South Carolina at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Hearnes Center.

-Jeremy Schrank
23 Sports
Staff Writer