Volleyball Squad Completes Improbable Comeback, Upsets Volunteers

Evan Jouzapaitis brings you the coverage of Mizzou Women’s Volleyball’s first match in the SEC against Tennessee.

Wednesday, September 12 –

The Mizzou women’s volleyball team ousted the No. 17 Tennessee Volunteers 3-2 (20-25, 14-25, 27-25, 25-21, 15-9) Wednesday night in an intense game to kick off its SEC inaugural season.

A full five sets were needed with the Volunteers going up 2-0 before Mizzou rallied back with three straight sets to secure the improbable comeback victory.

This marks the first time in three years that the Lady Tigers were able to secure a win after losing the first two sets.

Mizzou took on the Volunteers in front of a crowd of over 3000 fans, not to mention those watching at home on ESPNU.

Early on in the season, Tennessee was considered the likely front-runner in the SEC title race, but after its defeat at the hands of the Tigers, there may be a changing of the guard.

Mizzou improved its record to 1-0 in the conference play and 9-2 overall for the season.

All-American Lisa Henning boasted a match high 26 kills. She added 11 digs on the evening. Teammate Molly Kreklow had 52 assists and 16 digs, notching her 6th double-double of the season.

The Lady Tigers’ next game begins at 1:30 Sunday when they take on Ole Miss.

-Emma Henderson
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Staff Writer