Volleyball Faces Missouri on the Road Friday

by Chelsey Chamberlain
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Volleyball Faces Missouri on the Road Friday

BATON ROUGE – The LSU volleyball team (7-13, 2-7 SEC) will look to get back on the winning track Friday as the team travels to Missouri (18-4, 8-2 SEC) for a matchup at 8 p.m. CT inside Mizzou Arena.    

The match will stream live on SEC Network. Fans can access the match online through WatchESPN.com and the app. The match will also be available via live stats at LSUStats.com.

Series History with the Field
The Tigers trail Missouri in the all-time series, 4-7. LSU has not won a match against Missouri since November 21, 2014. Last season, the Tigers fell in straight sets to Missouri in Columbia by scores of 16-25, 26-28, 15-25.

Team Notes
>> The Tigers will face Missouri on Friday at 8 p.m. CT, the only match of the week for LSU. LSU is coming off a four-set loss to Tennessee, falling by scores of 25-23, 19-25, 28-30, 15-25.

>> Taylor Bannister led the Tigers with 15 kills and Raigen Cianciulli anchored the back row with 30 digs. Anna Zwiebel dished out 25 assists and Lindsay Flory finished with her fifth career double-double of 14 assists and 12 digs. 

>> Bannister is ranked 23rd in the country in kills per set (4.36) and 20th in points per set (4.87).

>> Raigen Cianciulli was named SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, Oct. 15 after picking up a team-high 47 digs in two matches last week, including 28 against Georgia, the ninth-most digs in a four-set match in program history.

>> Cianciulli recorded 30 digs in the four sets against Tennessee, tied for fourth-most digs in a four-set match in program history.

>> Cianciulli has a career total of 861 digs, just 139 digs away from 1,000 mark. If she reaches 1,000 this season, she’ll be the fastest player to reach the 1,000 dig club in program history. 

>> The Tigers enter the season with a total of 294 SEC victories, just needing four to close in on the 300 mark after Sunday’s win over Auburn.

>> Head coach Fran Flory is in her 21st season at the helm of the LSU volleyball program. The winningest coach in school history, Flory has led the Tigers to NCAA Tournament appearances in nine of the last 13 seasons.

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