Madeline Boccardi, 23 Sports

Sunday, October 23–

Mizzou Soccer (10-5-1) took on the Georgia Bulldogs (5-10-1) in Athens, Georgia, on Sunday afternoon after a devastating 1-0 road loss to Arkansas. The Tigers had a great comeback in the second half, beating the Bulldogs 4-3 on the road.

Georgia got off to a quick start, earning a free kick in the sixth minute. Mariel Gutierrez converted, putting the ball in the high right side of the net to slide it past goalkeeper Kelsey Dossey.

Less than 30 seconds later the Bulldogs scored another goal as Marion Crowder found the back of the net off an assist from Kelsey Killean. Crowder’s eighth goal of the season gave the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead less than ten minutes into the game.

Both teams had shot opportunities for the remainder of the half but neither team had success converting. Georgia only outshot Mizzou 8-7 in the first half but went into halftime with a 2-0 lead.

About 30 seconds into the second half, Mizzou forward Sarah Luebbert struck again with her 10th goal of the season to put the Tigers on the socreboard.

About a minute later, midfielder Kaitlyn Clark scored the equalizer for the Tigers off an assist from Luebbert.

Both teams came up with good opportunities, but both goalies recorded great saves to preserve the score. It was not until forward Jessica Johnson found Clark’s cross to put the Tigers ahead 3-2.

In the 75th minute, freshman Madison Lewis headed in Savannah Trujillo’s corner kick, earning her third goal of the season and giving the Tigers four unanswered goals in the second half.

With about six minutes left, Caroline Waters scored off a corner kick from Lauren Tanner to creep within one goal of the Tigers.

However, Mizzou held on to their 4-3 lead and won another SEC game–and another road game.

Mizzou will return home to Columbia at Walter Stadium to play another SEC opponent, the Florida Gators (12-4-0), on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m.