Soccer Team Loses Season Finale in Overtime

Friday, Oct. 26-

The Missouri Tigers women’s soccer team ended its regular season with a heartbreaking 2-1-overtime loss to the No. 13 Texas A&M Aggies in College Station, Texas on Thursday.

Missouri put the pressure on Texas A&M early in the match, controlling the tempo of the game and creating several scoring opportunities, but failed to capitalize on them. At the 10-minute mark, sophomore forward Abi Raymer had an open left-footed shot, but just missed over the crossbar.

The Tigers played aggressively throughout the first frame. The majority of the time if they lost possession of the ball, they were able to regain it soon after.

Both teams spent the first half struggling to score, and the game was still 0-0 at halftime.

The Aggies were the first to put a point on the board in the 69th minute as Annie Kunz shot from the right hand corner of the box went past goalkeeper McKenzie Sauerwein into the net.

The Tigers did not give up, as they kept fighting to tie up the game, including a shot that was missed a minute later by senior Haley Krentz.

Missouri finally knotted it up in the 82nd minute when sophomore Kaysie Clark converted after a pass from Krentz to score her fourth goal of the year. At the end of regulation, the score was still tied at 1-1.

In overtime, both teams attempted to end it, but neither did until A&M sophomore midfielder Chelsea Jones put the ball past Sauerwein at the 97-minute mark to win the game for the Aggies.

Missouri finished the regular season with a 13-6 record overall and 8-5 in SEC play, while the Aggies victory puts their record at 16-3-1 overall and 10-2-1 in the SEC.

The Tigers enter the Southeastern Conference tournament as the No. 5 seed, and will play the No. 4 seed Kentucky Wildcats in the quarterfinals in Orange Beach, Ala., at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

-Mitchell Urban
23 Sports
Staff Writer