SEC champions Mizzou volleyball defeated Purdue, 3-1, Dec. 2 at the Hearnes Center. The team now advances to the Sweet 16 in this year's NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Tournament. It marks the Tigers' first trip to the NCAA Regionals round since 2010.

Player hits ball over net.

Senior middle blocker Emily Thater spikes the ball over the net, resulting in a point for MU at the game against Purdue. The tigers won 3-1 and will move on to the Sweet 16.

Players cheer.

Setter Courtney Eckenrode and her teammates cheer after scoring a point against Purdue.

No. 4 hits ball.

Setter Courtney Eckenrode sets the ball to her teammate.

Team huddles on sidelines.

The MU volleyball team holds up the number 1 to signify they have one point left to win the match against Purdue.

Players cheer.

Outside hitter Carly Kan and teammates cheer after winning the final match against Purdue.

Players cheer.

Middle blocker Alyssa Munlyn cheers in the huddle with her teammates after the game.

Older woman embraces a player.

Mizzou fan Nellie Dodd hugs defense specialist Riley Sents after the Tiger’s win. Dodd has been to every home game.