SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The No. 15 USD volleyball team (5-3) swept Missouri 3-0 Saturday morning in the Toreros’ second match of the Utah Volleyball Classic. The Toreros had a balanced offensive attack with five players recording at least five kills on their way to a 25-23, 25-17, 25-16 win.
Jayden Kennedy once again led the Toreros in kills. She had ten on a .450 hitting percentage. Addie Picha tied a career-high with eight kills while hitting .500. Roxie Wiblin (six), Lauren Fuller (six) and Kaity Edwards (five) also helped the Toreros earn their fifth sweep of the season.
As a team, the Toreros hit .302 and held the Tigers to a .124 hitting percentage. USD had 12 blocks to Missouri’s five with Picha providing seven while Kennedy had six.
The Toreros showed some grit in the first set. They trailed 22-19 and then rallied to finish the set on a 6-1 run. The second set was tight early on and was tied at 13-13, but the Toreros finished strong, outscoring the Tigers 12-4 down the stretch. USD never trailed in the third and final set and built their lead to as big as ten points (20-10).
Alyssa Munlyn led the Tigers with 11 kills on a .421 hitting percentage. Courtney Eckenrode had 28 assists and Kira Larson had a team-high nine digs.
The Toreros wrap up the Utah Volleyball Classic Saturday afternoon when they face the Green Bay Phoenix at 4:00 p.m. PT
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