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With an opportunity for a late-season upset, Mizzou Women’s Soccer hit the road this past weekend for a conference game against the No. 22 ranked Texas A&M Aggies. The Tigers, looking to keep hopes of a SEC tournament berth alive, came out firing early. In just the 3’, forward Sarah Leubbert found the back of the net for her eighth goal and team-leading 22nd point of the season. But following the quick start for the Tigers, it was all Aggies after that. Texas A&M’s Ally Watt took over the game, as she responded with a goal in the 16’ and 21’ minute, snagging the lead back from the Tigers.

Watt and the Aggies wouldn’t stop there either, as Tera Ziemer added a goal in the 43’, before Watt notched another two goals in the 49’ and 55’, capping off an incredible game for the senior forward and former All-American. The Tigers would make a valiant effort to come back from the four unanswered goals with two of their own in the 60’ and 77’ minute, but it was too little, too late as Texas A&M took the game 5-3.

With this loss, the Tigers have been eliminated from contention for a berth in the SEC tournament, snapping a seven-year streak of conference tournament appearances. Mizzou will close out their season Thursday night as they celebrate the team’s five senior members on their home turf against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at 7:15 PM.