Sarah Bush, 23 Sports

The Missouri Tigers improved their record to 5-6-2 on Thursday evening with an SEC win against Ole Miss at Audrey Walton Stadium. This marks their second conference win and breaks a two game losing streak. Ole Miss, on the other hand, fell to 8-5-1 and 2-2-1 in conference with the loss.

The Tigers were behind the lead of freshman forward Julissa Cisneros, who had two goals in her only two shots. A header came 11 minutes in, which was Cisneros’ first career header-goal. That goal was the the only score from either team in the first half, and the Tigers went to halftime with a 1-0 lead. Less than two minutes into the second half Ole Miss responded, with Ella Frischknecht tying it up with a header of her own. As the game winded down, both teams held the tie. But in the 86th minute Cisneros sent her second goal through off an amazing hit to the top corner of the net.

Most of the stats were pretty even between the two sides. Ole Miss had 18 shots to Missouri’s 17, but the Tigers had eight shots on goal to Ole Miss’ seven. Ole Miss did dominate on corner kicks, securing eight to Mizzou’s two. Both teams had 12 fouls.

Mizzou is back on the pitch in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where they play the Tigers of LSU on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. LSU is 7-5-1 and 1-3-1 in conference. In their last game they lost at Arkansas 2-1. MU will look to get closer to .500 and bring a big conference win back to Columbia.