April 23, 2014

Mizzou volleyball rolls to another win, defeating Ole Miss

Lisa Henning reacts after one of his kills during Mizzou's win over Ole Miss (Photo, Mizzou Athletics)

Lisa Henning reacts after one of his kills during Mizzou’s win over Ole Miss (Photo, Mizzou Athletics)

Senior All-American Lisa Henning of Blue Springs, Mo. became Mizzou volleyball’s school record holder in career kills with 1,661 as the 7th ranked Tigers improved to 26-0 and 10-0 in SEC play after defeating Ole Miss, 3-0 (25-21, 25-18, 25-18), on Friday night at the Hearnes Center. Henning posted a match-high 13 kills on .357 hitting to pass Shen Danru who had 1,658 kills from 2002-05.

The 26 wins for Mizzou are the most for Wayne and Susan Kreklow since they took over at Mizzou in 2000, matching the 2002 team that finished 26-8.

“It’s awesome to break the record, but usually when you achieve individual success like that, it means you have been on some pretty good teams and I have been fortunate to have great teammates,” Henning said about breaking the record. “In my mind, this award is as much (senior setter Molly Kreklow’s) as it is mine. She has been such a great teammate and I owe so much of this to her.”

The Tigers will be back in action Sunday in a top-20 showdown against No. 19 Kentucky at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.