Jonathan Friess, 23 Sports

The Missouri Soccer team (6-9-2, 3-5-1) ended their three game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Florida Gators (5-9-3, 3-4-2) Sunday at Walton Stadium. The win was not the only thing that was being celebrated on Sunday, as it was also Senior Day for the Tigers. This win leaps the Tigers from 12th to 10th place in conference, which places them in the last spot in the SEC Tournament. The win also marks only the second time in program history that the Tigers have beaten the Gators.

It was a very hard fought and evenly played game, but it was the Tigers that were able to capitalize on their opportunities. Missouri struck early as junior forward Sarah Luebbert scored her 4th goal of the season in the 10th minute to put the Tigers ahead 1-0. In the 65th minute the Tigers received some cushion as freshman forward Skye Kingsley tapped in a goal which was assisted by sophomore Morcquess Oliphant. After that goal Florida got off three shots, but none of them got in the goal and Missouri perserved the shutout. Senior goal keeper Kelsey Dossey recorded four saves on her way to her 11th career shutout.

The Tigers had a total of 11 shots compared to Florida’s 14. But Missouri did a better job getting shots on goal, with seven of the Tigers’ shots landing on goal while only four of the Gators’ did.

The Tigers look to keep their post season hopes alive as they travel to Knoxville to take on Tennessee (6-2-1, 12-2-2) Thursday at 6 p.m in their final game of the regular season.