COLUMBIA — The Tigers had several key wins over Southeastern Conference opponents this week, with the football team defeating Tennessee and the volleyball team maintaining its perfect season record.
Missouri football crushes Tennessee
The Tigers cruised to a 31-3 victory over the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, boosting their season record to 8-1 overall and 4-1 in conference. Backup quarterback Maty Mauk showed an impressive performance in his third start of the season, running for 114 yards and becoming the first quarterback to break the century mark since 2011. The Tigers' defense was exceptionally strong as well, holding the Volunteers to a single field goal.
Missouri moved up to No. 9 in the AP rankings following Saturday's victory, up from No. 10 the preceding week.
Missouri volleyball continues flawless season
The volleyball team scored another two wins over the weekend: a Friday sweep of Ole Miss and a Sunday sweep of Kentucky. Now 27-0 overall and 11-0 in conference, Missouri holds the best record in the nation and has remained, along with Colorado State, one of the two undefeated teams.
There was much to celebrate at Friday's game; senior Lisa Henning broke the school record for total number of kills with 1,661, three more kills than the number set in 2005 by Shen Danru.
Missouri will play Auburn for the second time this season at 7 p.m. on Nov. 8 in Auburn, Ala.
Swimming and diving match has mixed results
The Missouri men's swimming and diving team emerged victorious over Texas A&M Friday at the Mizzou Aquatic Center with a 186-114 win. Some highlights of the match: The Missouri 400 medley relay team of Logan Mosley, Sam Tierney, Mack Darragh and Michael Chadwick won their event with the fifth-fastest time in the nation this season, Tierney swept the 100 and 200 breaststroke, freshman Carter Griffin won the 200 backstroke and senior diver David Bonuchi won the 3-meter.
The women's team, in contrast, recorded a 163-120 loss to the Aggies, dropping their overall record to 1-3 overall and 0-2 in conference. There were a few victories: junior Danielle Barbiea won the 100 fly with a season best time of 54.24, sophomore diver Lauren Reedy won the 1-meter springboard and freshmen Katharine Ross and Lauren Stoeckle finished second and third, respectively, in the 100 breast stroke.
Missouri will next compete against Missouri State at 5 p.m. Nov. 8 in Springfield, Mo.
Soccer ends regular season with a loss
The Missouri soccer team lost 2-1 to Arkansas in an overtime match on Thursday, bringing the team's record to 8-8-3 overall and 4-4-3 in conference. Senior Dominique Richardson scored the team's only goal on an assist from senior Alyssa Diggs, marking Richardson's fourth season goal and Digg's fourth season assist.
Missouri will compete against Arkansas in the SEC tournament starting Monday in Orange Beach, Ala.
Men's basketball defeats University of Central Missouri at exhibition game
The Missouri men's basketball team faced off against the University of Central Missouri on Friday in its final exhibition game, securing a 92-79 victory. The game was neck and neck until the final few minutes of the game, when the Mules gave up their slight lead to the Tigers. UCM coach and former Missouri player Kim Anderson said he was glad to have had the chance to play his alma mater, despite the loss.
The Tigers will face their next opponents, Southeastern Louisiana, at 7 p.m. on Nov. 8 at Mizzou Arena.