Tigers Beat Arkansas, 4-0

MUTIGERS.COM Head coach Bryan Blitz earned his 200th career win tonight.
Head coach Bryan Blitz earned his 200th career win tonight.

Sept. 10, 2010

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Columbia, Mo-- The Tigers topped the Arkansas Razorbacks 4-0 led by senior Kari Adam. Adam scored two goals on the game, her first two of the season. The win earned head coach Bryan Blitz his 200th career victory. Blitz's head coaching record now stands at 200-172-25.

"It feels great," head coach Bryan Blitz said. "Just getting the next win was important to me as a coach. We have gotten so close, playing such a tough schedule on the road. Getting this win shows our team that their hard work is starting to pay off. Now our goal is to get into practice and get another win. Being consistent is the next challenge."

Junior Kendra Collins started the scoring off early for the Tigers, netting her first goal of the season in the second minute of the game. Missouri defense held off the Razorbacks through the first half, keeping the score at 1-0 for the Tigers.

The Tigers had a few scoring chances in the first half. Freshman Danielle Nottingham fired a cross from the right side of the box that was just missed by senior midfielder Krista Kruse. Later in the second half, Nottingham powered past two Razorbacks for a shot, only to have it go out of bounds. Nottingham finished the game with two shots and one shot on goal.

Arkansas almost got on the board in the second half, however the goal was ruled offside.

Senior Alysha Bonnick scored her fourth goal of the season on an unassisted goal in the 49th minute of the game. Kari Adam upped the score to 3-0 for the Tigers when she scored off of a penalty kick. The shot sailed into the upper left corner, out of the goalkeeper's reach. Adam has two shots on the game.

Adam scored her second goal on a breakaway in the 88th minute. The senior popped the ball past the goalkeeper to the lower right corner. Missouri outshot Arkansas 19-15.

Senior Paula Pritzen earned her first start as a Tiger tonight. Pritzen made three saves on the game.

The Tigers are back at home next weekend, hosting Loyola Maryland and Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Games are set for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17 and 1 p.m. on Sept. 19. Fans can follow the games on GameTracker at mutigers.com or on the team's Twitter account.



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