No. 18 Mizzou Volleyball (26-5) advanced to the second round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament on Thursday, sweeping Northern Illinois (25-16, 25-13, 25-20) in straight sets. The Tigers now 26-5 will advance to the second round tonight against Purdue. Back in to 2013, Mizzou was undefeated at this same point of the tournament and the Boilermakers knocked out the Tigers. First serve is at 6 p.m.
Melanie Crow: 17 kills on .351 hitting, 4 aces, 4 digs, 2 total blocks, 22.5 points
Carly Kan: 10 kills on .280 hitting, 2 assists, 1 ace, 14 digs (double-double)
Kira Larson: 8 kills on .438 hitting, 3 total blocks
Allysa Munlyn: 6 kills on .500 hitting, 2 total blocks
Other volleyball news:
Truman State made their 16th D-II appearance. They were swept by 15th ranked Ferris State. Rockhurst also swept 3-0 by Saginaw Valley.
Missouri State opens Friday evening in Manhattan, KS when they face Ohio State. If they win, they’ll play Kansas St./Lipscomb on Saturday.