Too bad there are not points given for excellent effort because if there were, Missouri would have definitely received on last night. The Tigers took No. 14 Oklahoma to the brink of defeat but eventually ran out of gas and loss in five games.
Mizzou, out of the top-25 for the first time this season, suffered a sweep earlier in the season to the Sooners. The first game of matches seems to dictate how things will go for the Tigers this season. Mizzou is 1-8 when it loses the opening game. What happened against Oklahoma? The Sooners outlasted the Tigers 25-30.
Several Missouri efforts went for naught. Na Yang had a double-double with 22 kills and 13 digs. Nicole Wilson also had a solid match with 20 kills, six digs, and five blocks.
The Tigers look to get back to winning when they visit the Kansas Jayhawks Saturday.