COLUMBIA, Mo. – Freshman Jordan Iliff was impressive in her collegiate debut, notching a team-leading eight kills, but Mizzou (0-4) was unable to match No. 12 Louisville (4-0) in a 25-16, 25-18, 25-16 loss to open the Cardinal Classic.
Iliff, who was ranked as the No. 37 player in the country in the freshman class, returned from injury to hit .250 with her eight kills. She added three service aces to pace the Tigers with 11 points in the match.
Fellow freshman Kayla Burbage added seven kills on .600 hitting for Mizzou.
Louisville was powered by 10 kills from Anna DeBeer and Amaya Tilman.
Iliff: 8 kills, 3 aces, .250 hitting
Burbage: 7 kills, .600 hitting, 1 block, 2 digs
Nicole Alford: 25 assists, 2 kills
- Errors proved costly for Mizzou on Friday night, as the Tigers committed 16 in attack and eight on the service line.
- Iliff’s debut marked the ninth Tiger to make their Mizzou debut in the first four games of the season.
- Sophomore Emily Brown led all players with seven digs in the match.
Mizzou continues play in the Cardinal Classic with a 2:30 p.m. first serve against Northern Kentucky on Saturday (Sept. 4).
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