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The Tigers (6-5-1) hosted South Carolina (10-1) this Friday. Mizzou (0-3-1 SEC) was still looking for its first SEC win, while South Carolina (4-0) sought to keep up its conference win streak. The first half remained scoreless between the two teams. Although, at the end of the night, the Gamecocks had more than double Mizzou’s shots. Their offensive pressure became too much for Mizzou to handle, with 5 shots on the goal by South Carolina. The 7th ranked Gamecocks did have their work cut out for them. Tiger’s goalkeeper McKenna Sheehan made 4 saves for her first time starting, and the team’s defense kept South Carolina from breaking through for the first half.

South Carolina finally secured the first goal of the game in the 57th minute. Luciana Zullo, assisted by Ryan Gareis, scored her fourth goal of the year. Mizzou was only able to attempt 2 more shots before the game finished. Although the Tigers defense stepped up their offense was shut out, which resulted in a 1-0 loss. The Tigers will play in Nashville next Thursday, October 10 against Vanderbilt.