Nov. 3, 2010
BOULDER, Colo. - The Mizzou volleyball team won its fifth match in its last six contests after besting Colorado, 3-1 (25-23, 15-25, 25-19, 25-19), on Wednesday night at the Coors Event Center. Paola Ampudia (Cali, Colombia) led Mizzou with 21 kills in the match while Tiger middle hitters Brittney Brimmage (East St. Louis, Ill.) and Catie Wilson (Omaha, Neb.) combined to score 30.5 total points on .378 hitting. The win moves the Tigers to 16-8 overall and 8-6 in Big 12 play.
Mizzou 3, Colorado 1
|Ampudia (21)||Kills||Schroeder (19)|
|Brimmage (.391)||Att. %||Bigelow (.500)|
|Brimmage (7)||Blocks||Two Players (6)|
|Kreklow (48)||Assists||Valentine (49)|
|Vann (18)||Digs||Beckwith (16)|
Aside from Ampudia, who posted her seventh double-double of the season with 21 kills and 14 digs, Mizzou got good production from its middle hitters in Brimmage and Wilson. Brimmage tallied 12 kills on .391 hitting with seven blocks while Wilson posted 11 kills on .364 hitting with three blocks. Julianna Klein (Keota, Iowa) pitched in seven kills.
As a team, Mizzou also did well defensively with 12.5 blocks, just 0.5 off of its season-best, while corralling 58 digs. Tiger libero Caitlyn Vann (Muncie, Ind.) led the way with 18 while defensive specialist Priscilla Armendariz (Blue Springs, Mo.) tallied a season-best 14 while putting together a perfect mark on serve receive for the 11th straight match. Freshman setter Molly Kreklow (Delano, Minn.) stayed above her season averaged with 48 assists in the match while pitching in four blocks and two digs along with a pair of kills.
The Tigers came out firing offensively in the first as they posted 21 kills on .333 hitting as they won the first. 25-23. Ampudia led the charge for the Tigers with eight kills and eight digs in the first, both team highs, while Brimmage, fresh off of her first Big 12 Player of the Week honor, posted five kills on .667 hitting. Klein and Wilson each added four on .278 hitting and Kreklow anchored the offense in the first as she spread 18 assists
After totaling 21 kills in the first, Mizzou's offense sputtered in the second and tallied just nine as it dropped the second, 25-15. Mizzou hit just .075 and allowed CU to hit .438. Mizzou posted just 10 digs and one block in the set as it struggled both offensively and defensively in the second.
Coming out of intermission, Mizzou looked more like the team that won the first as Brimmage and Ampudia led another great offensive effort and Mizzou won the third, 25-19. In all, Mizzou posted 17 kills in the third on .289 hitting. Ampudia led the way with seven kills in the set while Brimmage, Klein and Wilson each added four. Kreklow dished 15 assists in the set.
The Tigers jumped out to a 10-5 lead in the fourth due in large part to the play of Wilson and Kreklow, and that was all Mizzou needed to take the fourth, 25-19, to win the match, 3-1.
Mizzou will return to action on Saturday as it heads to Ames, Iowa, for a showdown with Iowa State at Hilton Coliseum. For all the latest on Mizzou volleyball, stay tuned to MUTigers.com.
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