Georgia Drops Home Finale 3-0 To No. 22 Mizzou

Coach Lizzy Stemke's talks about Georgia's efforts on Senior Day as the Bulldogs fell to Missouri.

Nov. 23, 2016

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ATHENS, Ga.--- Georgia (13-17, 1-16) fought hard in its final home match of the year, but ultimately fell to No. 22 Missouri (24-5, 15-2), 3-0, at the Ramsey Center on the team's Senior Night. 

Georgia was led offensively by Maddie Lobenstein's 12 kills, and Cassidy Anderson anchored the defensive effort with 11 digs as Georgia stayed tough but dropped the sets by scores of 20-25, 17-25, and 19-25, respectively.

"I was really proud of how we played," said head coach Lizzy Stemke. "We were taking some really big swings tonight, and we had some players come out with some really big numbers offensively. At times when you are playing so aggressive, you are going to have errors. Unfortunately we had too many errors; however, I am very proud of how we came out and took some really big swings against a really good team."

The Bulldogs battled early in the first set, playing to a 13-13 tie but were unable to tame the Tiger offense. Committing just two unforced errors, Mizzou pulled away from the Bulldogs in a cleanly-played set, claiming the opening frame 25-20.

The Tigers used a six-point run to seize some cushion in the second. Mizzou hit .516 in the frame and took the second set 25-17.

Georgia was able to adjust after the break, limiting the Mizzou attack to a .280 clip. The Bulldogs trimmed the Mizzou lead to 20-18 looking to extend the match to a fourth set, but the Tigers closed on a 5-1 run earning a third set victory 25-19.

The Bulldogs will go on the road for their season finale where they will take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs at the Newell Grissom Building, Saturday at 1 p.m. ET.

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