It would be hard to blame Na Yang if she complained of a sore hand.
Na, a freshman outside hitter for the Missouri volleyball team, rattled off 13 consecutive serves Tuesday night in a 3-0 (30-21, 30-7, 30-20) sweep of Southeast Missouri State at Hearnes Center.
The Missouri women’s basketball team faces a lineup of top-notch opponents and four games of national television coverage, the most of any season yet.
Coach Cindy Stein announced the team’s 2004-05 schedule Tuesday, which includes 14 games at home in the new 15,000-seat, $75 million Paige Sports Arena.
Senior forward Michael Washington found a new way to the net, but it wasn’t pretty.
Hickman beat Quincy Notre Dame 1-0 on Tuesday, in its second straight home shutout at Cosmopolitan Park.
Columbia College’s volleyball match against McKendree College today will likely be a test of patience vs. pressure.
The Columbia College volleyball team tries to capitalize on opponents’ mistakes. McKendree tries to force their opponents into making them.
Wide receiver Thomson Omboga wants to make his senior season count and his versatility is starting to add up.
With Missouri’s offense sputtering against Troy on Sept. 9, Omboga shined, catching six passes for 64 yards.
Eight of the Big 12 Conference teams have a bye this week to prepare themselves for the rigors of conference play beginning next week, with Baylor, Kansas, Texas and Texas Tech playing Saturday.
The Jayhawks host the Red Raiders in the conference opener.
Hickman tennis coach Jerry Price has been preaching improvement all season. On Monday, the Kewpies provided some tangible evidence of their development.
The Kewpies lost 5-4 in a competitive match against Jefferson City at Hickman courts, two weeks after losing an 8-1 road match to the Jays.
The Columbia College men’s soccer team opens its American Midwest Conference schedule at 7 p.m. against Missouri Baptist at Owens Soccer Stadium.
The Cougars are the two-time defending conference champions. John Klein, who is in his fifth year as coach, has guided the Cougars to three conference titles. They also won the championship in 2000.
Silverthorne Arena didn’t feel like home for the Stephens College volleyball team Monday night. A small, but vocal group of students from visiting Central Christian College made sure their school was the one that felt at home.
The Heralds beat the Stars 30-18, 30-24, 30-25.
The Rock Bridge soccer team won its first game in the Catholic Youth Council-Bob Guelker Memorial Tournament in St. Louis.
After leading Missouri on two scoring drives to start the Tigers’ game Sep. 9 at Troy, Brad Smith and the Missouri offense stalled. The Trojans’ defense kept Smith in the pocket and the Tigers away from the end zone.
Smith finished the game with 36 yards rushing. He also attempted 46 passes, the most for Smith since he was 28-of-50 in a 51-28 loss against Bowling Green in 2002.
Missouri’s victory Sunday was a boost in confidence for the Tigers with Big 12 Conference play nearing. The win meant even more, though, to sophomore midfielder Lauren Vineyard.
Missouri beat Loyola-Chicago 2-1 at Audrey J. Walton Soccer Complex to improve to 3-4-1 with games against Oklahoma and Oklahoma State approaching next weekend.
The undefeated Rock Bridge soccer team will go a long way this week to test itself.
After winning the Parkway Tournament on Friday and Saturday in St. Louis, the Bruins (9-0-1) will return there for the 50th annual Catholic Youth Counsel-Bob Guelker Memorial Tournament.
Junior Chris Mabry shot a four-over 74 on Sunday and the Missouri men’s golf team finished 13th at the 15-team Notre Dame Invitational at Warren Golf Course.
Mabry’s 74 gave him a three-day total of 226, 17 strokes behind individual medalist Ryan Yip of Kent State.
Gary Pinkel knew his team needed to improve after a disappointing game at Troy.
“I think there’s an expectation level out there, and there should be,” Pinkel said. “I told our football team after the game a week ago is that we let a lot of people down, and there’s an expectation level out there. Missouri fans expect us to have a very good football team.”
The winning streak at Owens Soccer Stadium stayed alive for another night. The Columbia College men’s soccer team added another home win Saturday night, beating William Jewell College 2-1.
The winning streak dates back to Nov. 13, 2002, when Columbia College lost in the Region V semifinal game to Graceland University.
It could have been a complete rout, except for one detail. The third game.
The MU volleyball team defeated Baylor 3-1 (30-18, 30-19, 24-30, 30-15) at Hearnes Center on Saturday.
LIBERTY – For every good play Rock Bridge made, there was a bad one.
Trailing 20-14 at the end of the third quarter with the ball on the Liberty 9-yard line, quarterback Logan Gray threw an interception at the goal line on second down.
Hickman bounced back from its first loss of the season and made a statement Friday night at Parkway South.
The Kewpies beat the Patriots 44-0, dominating on special teams and defense.
From stacks of bread and butter to squirrels jumping out of trees, the friendship between Shen Danru and Na Yang has covered thousands of miles.
Shen and Na are talented teammates and outside hitters on the Missouri volleyball team, and both are from China. Shen, an All-Big 12 Conference player last year, had 4.3 kills per game this year, and Na, a freshman, has 3.1 kills per game as of last week’s Tiger Invitational.