EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Missouri State ran into a hot Evansville team Tuesday at Meeks Family Fieldhouse as the Purple Aces picked up their third consecutive sweep with a 25-21, 25-19, 25-15 win over the Bears.
The Aces (13-4, 3-3 Missouri Valley Conference) hit .394 as a team, the highest for an MSU opponent since 2018, with all 50 of their kills coming from just three players.
For the Bears (13-6, 4-3), Azyah Green’s eight kills led the offense, and Amelia Flynn had 13 digs to move into the top 20 on MSU’s career digs list.
Evansville used 5-0 runs to separate in each of the first two sets, leading 16-10 in the first and 13-10 in the second period without relinquishing either advantage.
In the third, Missouri State led 2-0 before the Aces rattled off eight points in a row on the way to hitting .400 in the final period. The latest the Bears led in any set was 10-9 in the second.
Evansville led 50-29 in kills, 47-40 in digs, 6-1 in aces and 10-2 in total blocks.
The Bears continue their four-match road trip Saturday with a 5 p.m. match at Southern Illinois (5-15, 0-7).