Tiger Soccer Trampled in SEC Match

Hank Noah, 23Sports

The Missouri Tigers hosted the Texas A&M Aggies Friday night at Audrey J. Walton Stadium. The Aggies came into the game carrying momentum after beating the number six ranked Florida Gators their last time out. In the Florida game, the Aggies scored a game-winning goal in the 65th minute, and the team undoubtedly used felt inspired and unified going into the Tiger’s game.

This was shown early on as Texas A&M scored two quick goals in the tenth and twenty-second minutes, both curtesy of Haley Pounds. The Tigers came into the second half looking to answer, and they started off well. Senior Kaitlyn Clark recorded her first goal of the season in the fifty-fourth minute, shortening the Aggie’s lead to one. Unfortunately for Mizzou, this would be their only goal of the game.

Not long after Clark scored, Texas A&M answered. Ally Watt scored on a breakaway in the 60th minute, making the score 3-1 in favor of the Aggies. Eight minutes later, A&M’s Mikaela Harvey added on to the lead with a goal. In the eightieth minute, the Aggies added further damage with a goal from Cienna Arrieta, the final goal of the game.

The Tigers fell on to 5-6-1 on the season and 1-2 in SEC play after falling to the red hot Texas A&M squad. The Aggies moved to 6-2-1 on the season and 2-1 in SEC play.

Coach Bryan Blitz was unhappy about the loss, but was optimistic, saying, “I’m really proud of our team for fighting back to make it a 2-1 game. Hats off to Texas A&M, right now I think they’re the hottest team in the league. They were just better than us tonight.” The Tigers will look to move on from this loss and prepare for a Friday night match against another SEC opponent, Vanderbilt.