LSU Sours Mizzou Soccer Senior Day

The University of Missouri women’s soccer team takes on the LSU Tigers.

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It was Senior Day for the No. 16 Mizzou (13-5, 8-4 SEC) soccer team on Sunday, but the team couldn’t capitalize on the excitement, as they were upset at home for the second straight game by unranked Louisiana State (8-7-4, 4-6-2 SEC) 3-1.

Coming off Friday’s home loss to rival Arkansas, the team was hoping to win what would be the final game at Walton Stadium for the team’s five seniors. Things looked good at first as sophomore Kaysie Clark scored for Mizzou in the 24th minute, giving her team a 1-0 lead.

That wouldn’t last long though, as Victoria Sample scored an unassisted goal less than a minute later for LSU to tie the game 1-1.

After multiple missed chances for Mizzou, LSU scored again in the 37th minute on a header by Colby Maffie. The goal, assisted by Pina Fernanda and Addie Eggleston, handed the visiting Tigers a 2-1 lead heading into halftime.

In the second half, the story was the same for Missouri, as they again missed chance after chance. LSU was able to take advantage of its limited shots again as Danielle Murphy scored in the 63rd minute to push the Louisiana State lead to 3-1.

That would be it as Missouri manufactured just five more shots. Only one was on frame, but LSU goalie Megan Kinneman secured her sixth and final save of the day to seal the upset.

It was a sour way to end for seniors Taiwo Adeshigbin, Jessica Greer, Allison Hu, Haley Krentz, and Kelsey Mulcahy as they finished their Walton Stadium careers with back-to-back upset losses.

Mizzou will look to rebound from this tough stretch in the regular season finale at 7 p.m. Wednesday in College Station when they take on Texas A&M before starting the SEC Tournament.

-Mike Bonomo
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Staff Writer