Mizzou Defeats Tennessee in Five Sets

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mizzou volleyball (5-24, 2-14 SEC) came back from behind to defeat Tennessee (19-9, 11-7 SEC) 19-25, 19-25, 25-21, 30-28, 15-11, in the last regular-season home match.

Freshman Kayla Burbage paced the Tigers with a career-high 19 kills. Junior Anna Dixon and freshman Jordan Iliff both contributed 16 kills to the Tigers offense.

For Tennessee Breana Runnels had 26 kills, while Morgahn Bryant contributed 14 kills.


Kayla Burbage:19 kills, 3 blocks

Kaylee Cox: 11 kills, 18 digs

Anna Dixon: 16 kills, 13 digs

Skylar Buckley: 28 assists, 13 digs

Nicole Alford: 23 assists, 13 digs


  • The four different Tigers that earned double-doubles were Cox, Dixon, Buckley and Alford.
  • Freshman Kayla Burbage led the Tigers with 19 kills. Along with Iliff, Cox, Strasser and Buckley contributed 53 of Mizzou total 72 total kills.
  • Freshman Skylar Buckley paced the Tigers with 28 assists, while graduate student Nicole Alford had 23 assists.
  • At the net the Tigers had a total of 10 blocks. Redshirt senior Anna D’Cruz paced the Tigers with five blocks, while Cox had four blocks.


Coach Taylor on tonight’s effort

 “It’s hard to put into words how proud I am of this group of 15. All of them contributed to this win tonight. They trained mindfully in our time off and applied their training and it paid off. They are capable of great things when they stick together and apply what we work on in practice and they bought into that tonight. And thank you to our fans who have been in our corner, you all were huge for us tonight! MIZ!”


The Tigers return to action on Friday, Nov. 26 and Saturday, Nov. 27. They travel to College Station, Texas, to take on Texas A&M to wrap up the regular season.


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