COURTESY MIZZOU ATHLETICS
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mizzou Volleyball officially opens its 44th all-time season this weekend at the James Madison Invitational in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The Tigers will play three matches over a two-day span, highlighted by back to back matches against 2017 NCAA Tournament qualifiers in Fairfield and James Madison.
Series Snapshot vs. Delaware State
· The Tigers and Hornets are set for their first all-time matchup Friday afternoon.
Series Snapshot vs. Fairfield
· Mizzou leads the all-time series, 2-0.
· Saturday morning’s matchup will mark the team’s second all-time meeting at a neutral location. The teams’ last true meeting occurred on Sept. 5, 2013, on the campus of Fairfield in Fairfield, Connecticut.
· The Tigers tallied straight-set sweeps in each of their prior contests against the Stags.
Series Snapshot vs. James Madison
· The Tigers and Dukes are set for their first all-time matchup Saturday evening.
History of Mizzou Season Openers
· The Tigers have had incredible success in their recent season openers, including 10 consecutive triumphs dating back to 2008.
· Mizzou traditionally opens its respective campaign with a nonconference tournament and have produced an unblemished record and top honors in those meetings six times in the past 10 years (2009, ’10-11, ’13, ’15-16).
Mizzou Picked Third in SEC Preseason Coaches Poll
· Mizzou is projected to place third this upcoming season, according to the 2018 Southeastern Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, announced on July 2.
· The Tigers, fresh off their second consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, have been one of the SEC’s top programs since joining the conference in 2012.
· Mizzou has finished top-3 each of the past three seasons, highlighted by an SEC Championship in 2016. The Tigers have placed outside the top-4 only once in their six total years inside the SEC.
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Mexico Silver Hair Horseshoes
League results for Aug. 14 include Eugene Freels 5-0, Ralph Throckmorton 4-1, Rodney Brewster 3-2, Charlie Maupin 2-3, Joe Jackson 1-4 and Louie Schmidt 0-5.
At the State Fair Tournament in Class A Brady Fox placed second and Larry Brown finished eighth and in Class G Maupin came in first. Details: 573-581-8559.