Haley Krentz scored one of Mizzou's two goals in the team's 2-0 win
Sept. 14, 2012
AUBURN, Ala. - The No. 17 Mizzou soccer team earned its first-ever Southeastern Conference win as the squad defeated Auburn 2-0 Friday night in Auburn, Ala. The win improved Mizzou's record to 6-1 overall and 1-0 in the SEC, while Auburn fell to 4-4 and 0-1.
Sophomore Kaysie Clark gave the visiting Tigers a 1-0 lead in the 29th minute. The Liberty, Mo., native gathered the ball, dribbled into the left corner of the box and unleashed a low shot on net that ball flew past the diving Auburn goalkeeper and into the net. The goal was the second of the season for Clark.
Less than five minutes into the second half Mizzou's offense seemed poised to strike again. Clark passed off to senior Taiwo Adeshigbin, who one-timed a shot. Auburn's keeper punched the attempt away, then knocked away and second chance shot from Adeshibgin.
Missouri broke through a few minutes later as senior Haley Krentz blasted a 22-yard shot that sailed into the goal for a 2-0 Mizzou lead. The tally was the second of the season for Krentz, while sophomore Taylor Grant recorded her first assist of the year on the play.
In the 60th minute, Clark nearly recorded her second goal of the game on a nice give-and-go in the box but Auburn's goalkeeper got her hand on Clark's point-blank shot to thwart the attempt. Five minutes later, junior Dominique Richardson uncorked a long-range shot to the far post but the keeper made a diving save on the ball.
Auburn seemed poised to score in the 67th minute after redshirt sophomore McKenzie Sauerwein came off her line. The home Tigers blasted a shot on net but senior Allison Hu, stationed on the goal line, knocked the shot away.
Missouri had a 19-14 advantage in shots and a 9-2 edge in corner kicks.
Sauerwein recorded a season-high eight saves in goal.
Mizzou travels to Columbia, S.C., on Sunday, Sept. 16 to face South Carolina at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT) live on ESPNU.
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