Little’s block record highlights Volleyball’s doubleheader victories

By Justin Honoroe, 23 Sports

Friday, Sept. 12-

Missouri volleyball continued it’s success in the Idaho Invitational by winning both games of the their double header against Boise State and Portland on Friday.

In the Boise State game the Tigers dominated the match by winning it 3-0. Mizzou won handedly, winning each set by at least five points and playing arguably their best all around game of the season. The team was led by sophomore Carly Kan, who posted with 11 kills and 17 digs for her seventh double-double of the season. Another positive not from the match was the Tigers combined 32 assists, their highest assist mark since the season- opener.

Missouri’s momentum carried to the night contest against Portland, as it won the match 3-1. This improved the Tigers record to 3-0 at the Nike Invitational Tournament and an overall record of 7-4. Despite winning the match in four sets, it was a back and forth affair between the two teams. Mizzou jumped out to a lead in every set, but each time Portland would respond to make it interesting.

The two wins wasn’t the only big news to come from last night’s game. Senior Whitney Little broke the University of Missouri school record for career blocks. Little came into the match needing only 2 blocks to set the record. Little broke the record in the third set when she posted her 455th career block and passed former Missouri All-American Christi Myers. Little then added to her record with another block to put her career total at 456.

The Tigers will look to continue their undefeated tournament mark against Eastern Washington on Saturday. The game is set for 11:30 a.m.(CT).