Sep 1, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Mizzou soccer team posted its second consecutive shutout as the program recorded a 3-0 win over UMKC Sunday evening in Kansas City. The Tigers improved to 3-1 with the victory, while the Kangaroos fell to 2-2.
The Mizzou offense waited no time with a tally in the second minute off a set piece. Junior Taylor Grant sailed a corner kick into the box that UMKC's goalie could not clear. Freshman Melanie Donaldson headed the ball back into the upper right netting for her first career goal and a 1-0 Missouri advantage. Grant earned her second assist of the season on the play.
Sophomore Candace Johnson nearly tacked a Tiger goal off a free kick in the 42nd minute. However, her header flew just wide of the goal.
Missouri had another near miss on a corner kick 10 minutes into the second half. Freshman Lauren Selaiden headed Grant's kick to the front of the box, where Russell one-timed a two-yard shot right at the UMKC keeper. The Roos' goalie stopped the point-blank shot to thwart the scoring chance.
The Tiger offense began to click in the second half. After pinpoint passing around UMKC's defensive end, junior Kaysie Clark fed Grant, who was stationed just outside the box. Grant unleashed a laser past the Roo goalie and into the upper left netting for her third goal of the year. Her eight points already tie her freshman season's career best total of eight just four games into 2013.
Senior Alyssa Diggs notched her first tally of the season in the 82nd minute for a 3-0 Tiger advantage. Freshman Erin Webb sailed a free kick near the top of the box to Donaldson, who headed a pass into the right side of the box. Diggs ran onto the ball and uncorked a shot past UMKC's goalie and into the net. Webb tallied her second assist of the year on the play, while Donaldson recorded the first of her career.
Mizzou had an 8-5 advantage in shots.
Redshirt junior goalkeeper McKenzie Sauerwein recorded her 13th career shutout in win.
The Tigers travel to College Station, Texas, next weekend to play in the Texas A&M Tournament. Mizzou faces Baylor on Friday, Sept. 6 at 4 p.m. and San Diego on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 11 a.m.
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