Emma Cronin – 23 Sports

On Friday night Mizzou Soccer (7-7-1, 1-5-1 SEC) was unable to walk away with a win from Wendell and Vickie Bell Soccer Stadium. The Tigers faced a two-goal deficit after the Kentucky Wildcats (6-8-2, 1-6 SEC) found the back of the net in the 30’ and 52’ making the final in Lexington 2-1.

In the 64th minute Kentucky (6-8-2) was called for a handball in their own box giving Missouri (7-7-1) an attempt at a penalty kick. Midfielder Grace Kitts stepped up to take the kick for the Tigers. The redshirt junior worked some magic, tapping the ball off to sophomore forward, Julia Cisernos getting Kentucky’s goalie to step off of her line. Cisernos punched the ball into the back of the net making her career-high seventh goal of the season.
Unfortunately, with Kentucky’s Marissa Bosco scoring one goal in each half, the penalty kick goal from the Tigers was not enough for a comeback.

Tigers’ goalkeeper and Columbia native, Gillian Schulte, made her first career appearance as Peyton Bauman was out with an illness.
Up next the Tigers will compete twice next week hosting Alabama on the 24th and finish up the week on the 27th at Texas A&M.