Offense Stagnant in Three-Set Loss to Georgia

Wednesday, Oct. 24-

The Georgia Bulldogs swept the Missouri volleyball team Wednesday night 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-13) in their second SEC meeting of the season.

The Tigers only had one day back home after defeating Auburn, and had little time for practice. Missouri is in the middle of a four-match road trip, and it seems to be taking a toll on the ladies in black and gold.

Missouri, coming off of a 1-1 weekend, was hoping to get another win against the Bulldogs, but nothing could slow down the Georgia offense.

In the first set, Georgia came out strong, with a total of 18 kills. The Tigers only managed four blocks in the first set, three of which came from sophomore middle hitter Whitney Little.

Little was one of few highlights for Mizzou in the match. She posted a total of seven kills and eight blocks.

Along with Little, the Tigers had the help of All-American junior Lisa Henning. Henning had a match-high of 15 kills on a total of 45 swings.

Little and Henning contributed to the 5-1 lead in the pivotal second set, but the lead didn’t stay for long, thanks to Georgia libero Allison Summers, who served up a 7-0 run to give the Bulldogs an 8-5 lead.

The second set went back and forth, but after back-to-back kills from Henning, Mizzou jumped back on top 23-21. Georgia stormed back to win the set 25-23 after scoring the final five points.

Georgia was unstoppable in the third set. The Bulldogs went on to finish the sweep, claiming the third set by a convincing 12-point margin.

As the Missouri road-trip continues, the Tigers hope to regain momentum at 1:30 p.m. October 28 at Arkansas.

-Avery Franklin
23 Sports
Staff Writer