Jameshia Sumlin, 23 Sports

Saturday, December 10–

Missouri’s Carly Kan had an outstanding Sweet 16 performance Friday during the match against Minnesota. However, it wasn’t enough for Mizzou to pull out a victory against Minnesota. They took a 3-1 victory, thus ending Mizzou’s tremendous season.

The Tigers (27-6), in the tournament’s third round for the first time since 2010, had a high number of attack errors (20) and finished with a hitting percentage of just .179.

Kan had a whopping 20 kills, hitting .292 and committing six errors. She finished her career with 1,677 kills, earning her second place on the Tigers’ all-time career kills list.

Junior Melanie Crow added 12 kills with nine errors.

The Tigers came out strong in the second set, taking the set 25-21. But the Gophers managed to come back in the third set, starting with an 8-3 lead on kills and capitalizing on it to give them the victory in the third set 25-19.

In the fourth set, Minnesota continued to show intensity and toughness against the Tigers. This ultimately gave them the 25-14 set victory.

Mizzou had an overall great season with 27 wins, fifth most in school history. Mizzou will lose a total of seven seniors next year, but the juniors have the capability to bring in yet another big season for the Tigers.