Freshman Lauren Selaiden tallied two goals in Mizzou's win over SEMO
Aug 30, 2013
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Mizzou soccer team used two goals from freshman Lauren Selaiden and tallies from senior Dominique Richardson and junior Kaysie Clark to propel the squad to a 4-0 win over the SEMO Redhawks Friday night at Walton Stadium. The Tigers improved to 2-1 on the season, while the Redhawks fell to 0-3.
Selaiden's goals were the first two of her Tiger career, while Clark notched her second of the year and Richardson her first of the season.
Missouri's offense bombarded the SEMO defense from the opening whistle. In the 11th minute, sophomore Candace Johnson headed a free kick right at the Redhawk goalkeeper, who could not corral the shot. The rebound went back to Johnson, but the defender's shot flew wide of the net.
The Tigers got on the board in the 20th minute thanks to Richardson. After a shot from Clark was blocked, the rebound found Richardson stationed five-yards beyond the box. Richardson took one dribble and unleashed a rocket past SEMO's keeper and into the upper right netting for a 1-0 Mizzou advantage. The tally was Richardson's first of the year and 14th of her career.
In the 42nd minute, Missouri was awarded a free kick after SEMO was whistled for a handball. Redshirt senior Sarah Thune lofted a perfect ball to the far post that Selaiden headed home for a 2-0 Tiger lead. The assist was Thune's first point since her redshirt freshman campaign in 2010.
Mizzou nearly added another goal as the first half expired when redshirt freshman Loudell Crumpler ran down a ball behind the Redhawk defense. However Crumpler had a tough angle on the shot and bounced her two-yard strike off the right post.
Clark joined in on the action with her second tally of the season in the 55th minute. Freshman Erin Webb dribbled down to the left endline and sent a perfect cross 10-yards in front of the far post. Clark headed the pass at the feet of SEMO's goalie and over the goal line. The score was Clark's eighth career goal, while Webb picked up her first career point on the assist.
Selaiden added her second goal of the contest in the 66th minute for a 4-0 Mizzou advantage. Junior Taylor Grant sent a pass to Selaiden, who was running into the right corner of the box. Selaiden's shot sailed at the Redhawk goalie, who bobbled the ball and allowed it to go into the back of the net.
The Tigers outshot SEMO 21-3, including an 11-0 edge in shots on goal.
Mizzou travels to Kansas City, Mo., on Sunday, Sept. 1 to face UMKC at 6:30 p.m.
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