Volleyball downs Tennessee Tech in WKU Invite opener

Molly Kreklow’s teammates had been kidding her for the last two weeks about her underhand serving style that was necessitated by a dislocated pinkie finger. In Missouri’s first match Friday, Kreklow was finally able to serve overhand–just like every other Division I volleyball player.

With that overhand serve Kreklow tallied five aces, half of her team’s total, as MU swept Tennessee Tech 25-14, 25-13, 25-19. The freshman setter tallied 27 assists in the match as well.

Julianna Klein led MU with 12 kills and a .360 hitting percentage while Paola Ampudia chipped in seven kills with a .192 hitting percentage to pace MU offensively.

MU didn’t need much offense, though, as Tennessee Tech committed 21 errors and had a .057 hitting percentage as a team. In fact, in the second set of the match, Tennessee Tech hit -.067 as a team.

Reigning Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week Caitlyn Vann picked up 18 digs, making it her fourth consecutive match with 18 or more digs.

MU will play one more match today, that being against host Western Kentucky at 7 pm. Saturday will feature another doubleheader for MU, with matches against Central Arkansas (10 am) and Virginia Tech (4 pm) on the slate.

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