Tyler Fitton, 23 Sports

The University of Missouri Women’s Soccer team earned a 1-0 victory over the University of Kentucky Wildcats Thursday night at Audrey Walton Stadium. This continued the Tigers’ streak of being undefeated in every conference opening game since having joined the SEC. The only goal of the game came from sophomore midfielder Cassidy Nurnberger, who made her one shot on goal of the night count, ultimately delivering her team the victory. Most exciting for Nurnberger is that this goal was the first of her career. The Tigers were absolutely relentless on the Kentucky goalie, taking 22 shots with seven on goal compared to Kentucky’s 13 and two respectively. On the other side of the field, Mizzou’s senior goalkeeper Kelsey Dossey was a brick wall, allowing no goals and making this her second consecutive shutout game. The goal keepers on either side looked quite impressive, as Kentucky also had six saves in the game compared to Mizzou’s mere two.

The game remained scoreless until the second half, where at the 51st minute, due to help from a foul, the first and only goal was driven home by Nurnberger. Along with their season high 22 shots, the Tigers also had a season high in corner kicks with nine.

Following this game, Mizzou moves on to 3-4-1 while Kentucky still holds the better record at 4-5. Mizzou will move on to play Portland State on September 16th, also at Audrey Walton Stadium. The Tigers will be looking to only increase their record and climb closer to the playoffs.