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Missouri volleyball team picks up more honors

Monday, November 25, 2013 | 7:43 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — The Missouri volleyball team improved to 33-0 with Sunday's 25-15, 25-20, 25-16 win over Kentucky.

It led to a second consecutive Southeastern Conference Player of the Week honor for senior outside hitter Lisa Henning. In wins over Mississippi State and Kentucky, Henning had 5.25 points per set and hit .453 over the weekend.

“This is great, but I am happier about what we accomplished as a team last weekend,” Henning said in a news release. “We got to lift a trophy in front of our fans – 8,000 of our fans – and we swept a really good Kentucky team on the road. This team just keeps doing things that have never happened before at Mizzou, and all of the weekly awards that we have gotten this year are a reflection of that. We have one more regular season match, and we want to complete the unbeaten regular season.”

Missouri clinched the school's first SEC team championship over the weekend. The Tigers have a 17-0 SEC record heading into Wednesday's regular season finale against Arkansas at 6:30 p.m. in Hearnes Center.

Wednesday's match is scheduled to be broadcast on KTGR 103.1 FM and 1580 AM.

As the SEC champion, Missouri is guaranteed a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Fans are invited to watch the NCAA Tournament field announcement at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Mizzou Arena with the volleyball team and coaches. The announcement of the tournament field is scheduled to be broadcast on ESPNU.


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