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Columbia Missourian

Tigers third at volleyball invite

By Missourian staff
September 6, 2008 | 7:07 p.m. CDT

The Missouri volleyball team defeated St. John's on Saturday in its final match of an invitational at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md.

Missouri won 16-25, 28-26, 17-25, 29-27, 17-15 in a hard-fought match that featured 27 lead changes and 57 ties. Four Tigers had double-digit kills. Sophomore Julianna Klein led the team with 18, followed by junior Amanda Hantouli with 14. Junior Lauren Nuckolls scored a personal-best 12 kills, while junior Megan Wilson contributed 10. Sophomore Caitlyn Vann led the team in digs with 34.

Kentucky swept MU 25-21, 25-15, 25-23 in straight sets Saturday morning, which put Missouri at 2-1 for the tournament with two other teams. The Tigers finished in third place after a tiebreaker. Kentucky won with a plus-4 set margin. St. Johns finished second with a plus-2 set margin. The Tigers had a plus-1 set margin. Klein was named to the all-tournament team.