No. 25 Missouri soccer upset in a thriller

Kaysie clark

By Thomas Cuda, 23 Sports

Friday, Oct. 10-

The Missouri women’s soccer team fell in a tough loss to the Auburn Tigers 3-2 on Friday night in Auburn, Alabama. The loss dropped Mizzou’s record to 9-3-2 overall and 4-2-0 in conference. Auburn improved to 7-4-3 overall and 1-2-3 in SEC play.

A warm afternoon in Auburn saw a first half with no goals, with Auburn scattering 8 shots and 3 on target that kept keeper McKenzie Sauerwein busy. The Missouri women had just one attempt on target, which was easily saved by Auburn GK Alyse Scott.

The second half was a much different story as Auburn grabbed a goal just six minutes into the second period of play. Ellie Leek crossed a long ball over the head of Sauerwein to Kristen Dodson who finished it off from a tight angle to give Auburn a 1-0 lead. This was Dodson’s third goal on the year.

Following the goal, Mizzou pressed to try and equalize, but Auburn had a counter attack and a brilliant 40 yard hanging goal by Tori Ball. The score was her second on the season, over the head of Sauerwein to put the home side up 2-0.

Fortunately for the visiting Tigers, Reagan Russell found the back of the net just 10 seconds later. Russell had a great individual effort to beat the keeper from outside of the 18 yard box for her sixth goal of the season.

Just two minutes after that, Auburn’s Brooke Ramsier knocked home her third goal on the season on a free kick just outside of the box.

Again Mizzou pressed to attempt to get back into the game, finding success in the form of a goal by Savannah Trujillo for her third on the season. This was assisted by none other than Reagan Russell and moved the score line to 3-2 Auburn.

The rest of the game saw a ferocious attack by the visiting side, but their efforts ultimately falling short in the form of a 3-2 loss.

The Tigers will next play at 6 p.m. CT on Oct. 17 in Athens, GA against the Georgia Bulldogs.