Missouri volleyball team beats Texas-San Antonio in Denver Pioneer Classic

Saturday, September 10, 2011 | 4:39 p.m. CDT

The Missouri volleyball team held off a comeback attempt then completed one of its own in a win against University of Texas-San Antonio on Friday.

The Tigers improved to 10-1 on the season and remained undefeated in this weekend's Denver Pioneer Classic.

Missouri won 3-2 on scores (25-22, 25-22, 21-25, 23-25, 16-14). The Tigers were up two sets to none before Texas-San Antonio won the next two and forced a decisive fifth set.

In the fifth set, Texas-San Antonio took a 6-2 lead before Missouri rallied to win the set 16-14.

Lisa Henning and Molly Kreklow led the Tigers offensively. Henning paced the team with 15 kills and added 14 digs. Kreklow had 44 assists and added 11 digs.

The Tigers' back row also had season-high 79 total digs.  Senior Priscilla Armendariz led with 19 digs as three other Tigers also posted double-digit digs.

Missouri continues play at the Pioneer Classic on Saturday when it faces California-Davis and University of Denver.

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