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The year that was: Awards for alumni, basketball teams off to slow start in 2014

Part two of two parts
Part one

By Darren Hellwege

Yesterday we took a look at Missouri sports highlights from January to June. Today we finish Darren Hellwege’s look at the year.

 

Outside hitter Carly Kan jumps to kill a ball in the fourth set. Kan had a team-high of 12 kills with a .195 hitting percentage in the match.

Outside hitter Carly Kan jumps for a kill during a 2014 match. Kan earned a spot on the All American team.

July

Bruce Walker announces his retirement as offensive line coach. It was an inopportune time to be changing coaches, but Mizzou caught a break as Walker was replaced by Tiger alum and Illinois assistant coach A.J. Ricker.

  • Michael Sam receives the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, giving an emotional acceptance speech at the ESPY awards presentation.
  • Tiger alum Max Scherzer of Detroit gets the win for the American League in the MLB All-Star Game. Scherzer is now a much-coveted free agent.
  • Veteran coach Marc Burns takes over Mizzou Cross Country.
  • Women tennis player Alex Clark is named to the ITA All-Academic team.

 

August

Nationally recognized pitching guru Doug Gillis joins the softball coaching staff. Gillis, one of the great softball players in US history, has been associated unofficially with Mizzou for some time and is noted for his work with Chelsea Thomas. Read more of this post

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Mizzou volleyball overcomes Ole Miss 3-2 on strong blocking, serving

By Joyce Peng, KBIA Sports

After Emily Wilson ended a long rally with a block in the fifth set against Ole Miss, the Missouri volleyball team jumped and yelled to celebrate.

The play increased their lead to 6-3, and Tigers would go on a 9-3 run to clinch the fifth set and the match against the Rebels.

The victory came after a tough loss on Friday against Georgia.

“After our loss on Friday, we’re like this is a chance to redeem ourselves so I think we just came out really fired up going in to the fifth,” Wilson said.

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Mizzou volleyball hampered by errors, blocks in 3-2 loss to Georgia

By Joyce Peng, KBIA Sports

Libero Sarah Meister slammed the gym floor in frustration after the Missouri volleyball team lost another point in Friday’s match against the Georgia Bulldogs at the Hearnes Center.

Her frustration could summarize the struggles the Tigers had in the match. They lost 3-2 (25-19,25-27, 23-25, 25-27, 15-11), putting them 15-14 overall and 6-8 in SEC.

“This is one of the few matches this year that I can say I’m really disappointed in Read more of this post

Texas A&M defeats Mizzou 3-1

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Libero Sarah Meister misses an incoming ball. The Tigers lost 3-1 to Texas A&M as they struggled to maintain their solid first set performance Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014.

By Joyce Peng, KBIA Sports

The Missouri volleyball team lost to Texas A&M 3-1 (25-17, 13-25, 13-25, 16-25) Sunday afternoon at the Hearnes Center. They are now 14-12 overall and 5-6 in SEC.

The Tigers put together a strong outing in the first set. After jostling with the Aggies for the lead, the Tigers pulled ahead after the 11-11 mark. They went on a 6-2 run to lead the Aggies 17-13. Slowly the Tigers built their lead and clinched the set. The Tigers hit .515 with 19 kills.

The reverse happened in the second set. Both teams were battling it out in the beginning of the second set, but Texas A&M slowly stretched and increased its lead to double digits. They tied the match with the second set win.

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Mizzou earns a 3-0 win over Arkansas

By Joyce Peng, KBIA Sports

Sarah Meister (4) and Carly Kan (9) celebrate winning a point in the second set.

Sarah Meister (4) and Carly Kan (9) celebrate winning a point in the second set on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. 

The Missouri volleyball team dominated Arkansas 3-0 (25-13, 25-21, 25-22) Friday night at the Hearnes Center. They are now 14-11 overall and 5-5 in the SEC.

In the first set, the Tigers leaped ahead of the Razorbacks, as they went on a 9-1 run to gain an eight-point lead. They continued racking up points, maintaining a two-digit lead throughout most of the match.

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Mizzou volleyball improving despite two SEC losses

Outside hitter Emily Wilson kills a ball with a block.

Outside hitter Emily Wilson kills a ball with a block.

By Joyce Peng, KBIA Sports

The Missouri volleyball team has been improving, despite dropping two Southeastern Conference games on the road this past week.

The Tigers lost to Ole Miss
0-3(18-25,23-25,22-25) on Wednesday and fell to Georgia 1-3 (25-17,18-25, 17-25, 20-25) on Sunday. They are now 11-7 overall and 2-2 in the SEC.

Middle blocker Whitney Little said Missouri never gave up and performed well from a serving and passing standpoint in the Georgia match.

After the loss, coach Wayne Kreklow gave a talk to the players, Read more of this post

Missouri has a good start in SEC play after beating Tennessee

The team hugs each other as they celebrate a won point in the third set.

The team hugs each other as they celebrate a won point in the third set.

By Joyce Peng, KBIA Sports

The Missouri volleyball team got its 20th conference win since joining the SEC this Sunday at the Hearnes Center.

The team beat Tennessee 3-0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-16). They are now 11-5 overall and 2-0 in the SEC.

Tennessee was close behind Missouri in the first set and overtook the Tigers with a one-point lead twice. At the 18-18 mark, the Tigers took advantage of a Tennessee attack error and followed that with a Whitney Little kill for the two go-ahead points. From there, the Tigers launched a 5-1 run to close out the first set.

In the second set, the Tigers were slow to build a huge lead, but pulled ahead on a 5-0 run to attain a 9-4 lead. A kill from Read more of this post

How Missouri looks to improve on slow start to season

Sophomore outside hitter Carly Kan high fives her teammates during her introduction in Missouri's matchup against Oakland on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Kan has more offensive input on the team this year and is working on adjusting to her new role.

Sophomore outside hitter Carly Kan high fives her teammates during her introduction in Missouri’s matchup against Oakland on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Kan has more offensive input on the team this year and is working on adjusting to her new role.

The defending SEC champions have struggled the first few weeks of play, bouncing back and forth with wins and losses. They went into last weekend’s Idaho Tournament with a 4-4 record. However, with more trust as a team and decreased mental mistakes, the team swept the tournament. KBIA Sports’ Joyce Peng reports how the Tigers were able to conduct a winning streak and the status and identity of the team so far.

Missouri falls apart against Oakland, wins against Xavier

Story and photos by Joyce Peng, KBIA Sports

Libero Sarah Meister, in black, and two of her teammates are unable to reach the ball. The team committed numerous errors, including 26 attack errors and 11 reception errors.

Libero Sarah Meister, in black, and two of her teammates, are unable to reach the ball. The team committed numerous errors, including 26 attack errors and 11 reception errors.

Saturday’s Missouri volleyball team did not look like the defending 2013 SEC Champions.

The Tigers lost to the Oakland Golden Grizzlies 3-1 (19-25, 25-23, 19-25, 11-25) in their third match of the Tiger Invitational. The team bounced back for the evening match but needed all five sets to beat Xavier 3-2 (22-25, 25-21, 22-25, 25-20, 15-8).

In the first set against Oakland, the Tigers kept the score close in the beginning, but Oakland stretched the lead 15-10. From there, the Golden Grizzlies maintained a sizable lead, and the Tigers couldn’t catch up.

Missouri tied the match up in the second set, on .333 hitting with 20 kills. The Tigers did not dominate the set, with their biggest lead being four points. The two teams were again neck-to-neck in the third set; trading leads for most of the set until Oakland pulled away with the set win with a 7-1 run.

The Tigers played poorly in the fourth set, committing nine errors, including several double hits. The team’s hitting percentage was -.107, and trailed by as much as 14 points.

Mizzou volleyball loses to No. 23 Michigan

Lisa Henning (5), Lydia Ely (10) and Emily Watson try to block a hit by Michigan’s Lexi Erwin. In the backcourt are Taylor Simpson (3) and Jade Hayes (9).

Lisa Henning gets one of her 57 kills.

The Missouri volleyball team lost to the ranked Michigan team Saturday night to finish second in its own Tiger Invitational tournament. The Tigers finished with a 3-1 record for the tournament and also a 3-1 record overall for the season. No. 23 Michigan won the tournament.

Missouri was dominated by Michigan, losing in three straight sets, 25-19, 25-15 and 25-22.

The Tigers were lead by Lisa Henning and Molly Kreklow, who made the all-tournament team. Kreklow finished the weekend averaging 11.00 assists per set (143 over four matches), 33 digs, four service aces and 14 kills on .667 hitting. Henning led the Tigers with 57 kills on .321 hitting. She also had five service aces and 25 digs over the four matches.

Missouri next plays Houston in the Lipscomb Invitational on Friday. The next home match is against Tennessee on Sept. 12.

This story uses information from MUTigers.com.