Tiger Volleyball Drops Finale of Boise Invitational

Caroline Rueve, 23 Sports

The Missouri Tigers volleyball team concluded their weekend at the Boise State Invitational on Saturday night, dropping their final game of the tournament to the Boise State Broncos. The Tigers put up a fight against BSU, but could not win a single set (22-25, 22-25, 18-25) putting them at 1-2 for the tournament.

The Tigers played with almost an entirely new lineup on the court due to the fact that the likes of Melanie Crow, Sydney Deeken, and Leketor Member-Meneh were unable to play in the game against BSU. The loss of a few key players did not hinder Mizzou’s performance against the Broncos. With a thrilling first two sets (25-22, 25-22), the Tigers lost momentum in the third. Sadly for Mizzou, the Broncos stole the game winning set with a score of 25-18.

Although the Tigers ended their weekend in Idaho on a losing note, there were great performances on the court from many of the players. The most notable being redshirt senior Kira Larson who had 11 kills against the Broncos. This is the first time she has led the Tigers in individual kills this season.

Other distinguished performances include freshman Dariana Hollingsworth who posted 10 kills, 4 digs, and 1 block against the Broncos. Senior Courtney Eckenrode also had 2 kills, 29 assists, 4 digs for the Tigers.

The next game for Mizzou Volleyball is Friday, Sept. 8, against Green Bay to begin their weekend at the Utah Classic, In Salt Lake City, Utah. The Tigers will play a series of three matches over two days to continue their non-conference schedule for the 2017 season.