Freshman Abi Raymer notched the game-winner with three minutes remaining in regulation
Sept. 11, 2011
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Missouri soccer team claimed the Sun Devil Desert Classic title the Tigers defeated the Arizona State Sun Devils 1-0 Sunday afternoon in Tempe, Ariz. The win was Mizzou's seventh in a row and improved the team's record to 7-1 on the season. Arizona State fell to 3-2.
The Tigers' finally got on the scoreboard of the net with less than three minutes remaining in regulation. Freshman Abi Raymer unleashed a shot from the top corner of the 18-yard box that eluded the Sun Devil goalie and went into the back of the net. The goal capped a second half where the Tigers outshot the Sun Devils 11-6.
Missouri's defense came up big once again as freshman goalie McKenzie Sauerwein and the backline of senior Mallory Stipetich and juniors Allison Hu and Jessica Greer shutout Arizona State, which is Mizzou's fourth shutout in a row and fifth this season. Sauerwein was superb with in goal with five saves.
Sophomore Dominique Richardson was named the Tournament MVP, while Sauerwein, Stipetich and Raymer were named to the All-Tournament Team.
Missouri returns home on Friday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. to take on No. 9 Florida at Walton Stadium in the annual Play for Pink game. The Tigers then host UMKC on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m.
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Sun Devil Class All-Tournament Team
McKenzie Sauerwein - Missouri
Dominique Richardson - Missouri (MVP)
Mallory Stipetich - Missouri
Abi Raymer - Missouri
Jasmine Roth - Arizona State
Alexandra Doller - Arizona State
Taylor McCarter - Arizona State
Zoe Dickson - Oklahoma
Dria Hampton - Oklahoma
Katharine Nutnam - Oklahoma
Gabrielle Lindman - Arizona
Leeandra Smith - Arizona
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