LSU Falls to No. 24 Missouri on the Road
Asst. Communications Director
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The LSU volleyball team fell to No. 24 ranked Missouri in straight sets Friday evening inside Mizzou Arena by scores of 21-25, 24-26, 12-25. LSU is now 7-14 on the year and 2-8 in the SEC. Missouri is now 19-4 on the season and 9-2 in the SEC.
Taylor Bannister led the Tigers with eight kills, while Toni Rodriguez added seven. Lindsay Flory dished out a team-high 16 assists, while Raigen Cianciulli picked up a team-high eight digs. The Tigers outblocked Missouri 7.0-2.0.
- The Tigers will be on the road for the next two matches, traveling to Mississippi State Friday, Nov. 2 and Alabama Sunday, Nov. 4. Both matches will stream live on SEC Network+.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The match started off tight as the two teams went point-for-point. But Missouri went on a 3-0 run to take a 7-4 lead. The Tigers worked their way back and tied the set up 9-9 after an attacking error by Missouri.
- The two teams went back and forth again. An Olivia Beyer kill put the Tigers ahead 15-14 and brought the two teams to the media timeout.
- Missouri went on a 4-0 run to take a 20-17 lead on LSU, forcing the Tigers to take their first timeout of the set. Both teams scored a point out of the timeout, but Missouri went up 21-18. LSU used its second timeout of the set.
- LSU rallied off three-straight points, including back-to-back kills from Milan Stokes, but LSU fell in the first set, 25-21. Four players finished the set with two kills apiece.
- The Tigers took a 3-1 lead in the second set after back-to-back hitting errors by Missouri. LSU pushed to a 6-3 lead, but Missouri starting working their way back as it tied the set up at 8-8.
- Missouri went ahead and took the lead at 15-14, heading into the media timeout. Missouri pushed to a 18-15 lead, forcing LSU to take a timeout.
- LSU worked its way back and came within one, 21-20, after an ace from Anna Zwiebel. The two teams went point-for-point until LSU had set point, forcing Missouri to a timeout.
- Missouri came back and tied the set up 24-24 out of the timeout and took the set 26-24, taking a 2-0 lead on the match.
- Missouri jumped out to a 7-2 lead on LSU, forcing the Tigers to use their first timeout of the set. Missouri pushed to a 14-6 lead and forced the Tigers to use their second and final timeout of the set.
- LSU tried to find rhythm, holding off Missouri for two match points, but Missouri continued to push, taking the final set 25-12.