Struggles continue for Mizzou volleyball in 3-0 loss to Texas A&M

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By Carter Woodiel, 23 Sports

Sunday, Nov. 23 –

Struggling to get a rhythm on attack and facing an efficient offense on the other side of the net, the Missouri volleyball team fell 3-0 (25-15, 25-17, 25-12) to Texas A&M Sunday afternoon in College Station, Texas.

Mizzou (16-16, 7-10 Southeastern Conference) hit just .103 for the match, committing 19 attack errors. No Tiger reached double figures in kills. The loss is the fourth in Missouri’s last five matches.

Sophomore Carly Kan was Missouri’s best performer, tallying 8 kills and 13 digs, both team highs. Classmate Julia Towler added 6 kills with no errors, and freshman Kasey Reuter also finished with 6 kills. Senior libero Sarah Miester notched 10 digs.

Three Aggies finished with 10 kills each. Sophomore outside hitter Emily Hardesty committed only 1 error, good for a .529 hitting percentage, as well as tallying seven digs. Angela Lowak also notched seven digs with only two attack errors. Sophomore Jazzmin Barbers hit .421 with 9 blocks. Freshman libero Amy Nettles finished with a game-high 15 digs.

The opening set was tight at first, but Texas A&M (19-8, 11-5) distanced themselves with a 9-1 run that included five Mizzou errors. The Aggies did not look back from there, never trailing in the final two sets, both won by emphatic margins.

The match was the final road contest for the Tigers this year. They will try to avoid their first losing season since 2008 when they host Alabama Wednesday evening in their final match of the year. The Crimson Tide are 23-7 this season, but 6-5 on the road. Play from the Hearnes Center will begin at 6:30 p.m.