COLUMBIA, Mo – The University of Missouri Volleyball team (17-9, 9-6 SEC) captured a four-set win (25-19, 25-23, 23-25, 25-12) over #24 Auburn (18-7, 8-6 SEC) Sunday afternoon in front of a season-high crowd of 3,501 inside the Hearnes Center.
With the victory, Mizzou extended its win streak to four and surpassed the overall win total from 2020 (16-8, 15-7) when the Tigers last made an NCAA Tournament appearance. Missouri also earned the 2023 series sweep of Auburn.
Mizzou was led by junior Jordan Iliff, completing her sixth double-double of the year with 18 kills and 10 digs. The St. Louis, native, also set a career-high with four aces and chipped in a pair of blocks.
Sophomore Janet deMarrais added another double-double (third in 2023), finishing with 15 kills and 11 digs. The Colleyville, Texas, native, also tied a career-best mark with three aces.
Freshman setter Sierra Dudley tallied 55 assists, her third straight 50-plus assists (fourth of season) match, helping Mizzou to a .356 team hitting percentage. The Spartanburg, South Carolina, native also added three digs, a kill and an ace.
Another three Missouri players reached double figures in kills as Colleen Finney scored 11 on a stellar season-best .733 hitting percentage. The match marked her second 10-plus kill contest this season. She has registered seven or more kills in each of the last five matches.