The College of the Ozarks Lady Bobcats lost in straight sets on the road at Missouri Southern on Tuesday, 24-26, 18-25, and 16-25.
In the opening set, the Lions jumped out early to a 7-2 lead. However, C of O used three kills from Kaylee Larimer to claw back within striking distance. Despite tying the game at 24 via a Maggie Plake kill, Missouri Southern scored two straight to take the first set.
The Lady Cats pounced in the second set to go up 7-4 following an ace by Izzy Gibbany. Unfortunately, the Lions scored six of the next seven points to take the lead 10-8. The Lions remained relentless on the attack, hitting .406 to just .069 for the Lady Cats, to finish set two, 18-25.
The Lady Cat woes from the attack continued in the third set as C of O managed just 8 kills on 35 touch attempts (.029). Missouri Southern countered with 14 kills (.312) to take the set 16-25.
With the win, Missouri Southern improves to 8-4 and C of O’s record now stands at 12-8.
C of O stat leaders included: Reilly Wallace – 8 kills, 17 assists, 8 digs. Abi Menzies – 7 kills. Izzy Gibbany – 14 digs and 3 assists.
College of the Ozarks returns to action at Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas on Tuesday, October 1, at 7:00 PM.