Mizzou Soccer Dominates Eastern Illinois to Record 3-0 Shutout

MUTIGERS.COM Senior Dominique Richardson tallied a goal and an assist in Mizzou's 3-0 win over Eastern Illinois
Senior Dominique Richardson tallied a goal and an assist in Mizzou's 3-0 win over Eastern Illinois

Sept. 13, 2013

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COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Mizzou soccer team recorded its third shutout of the season in a dominating 3-0 win over Eastern Illinois Friday night at Walton Stadium. Missouri had a 29-6 shot advantage in the game, including an 11-4 edge in shots on goals. The Tigers improved to 4-3 on the season with the victory, while the Panthers fell to 0-6.

With her second solo shutout of the year, redshirt junior goalkeeper McKenzie Sauerwein now ranks tied for second on Mizzou's career shutouts list with 14. Tasha Dittamore holds the Tiger record of 17.

The Missouri offense wasted no time as the Tigers scored on their first shot of the game just 1:49 into the match. Junior Kaysie Clark played a ball into the box to sophomore Reagan Russell, who passed back to freshman Melanie Donaldson. Donaldson ran onto the pass and blasted a 20-yard rocket into the upper right corner of the back of the net. The tally was the second of the year for Donaldson, while Russell picked up her first career assist.

Senior Dominique Richardson notched her second goal of the season in the 21st minute to put the home team on top 2-0. Clark dribbled the ball into the box and found Richardson stationed by the left post. The senior one-timed a two-yard shot past the Eastern Illinois goalie and into the net. The goal was the 15th of Richardson's career, which ties her with senior Alyssa Diggs as tops among current players. Clark tallied her second assist on the season and is now tied for the team lead with eight points.

Missouri continued to put pressure on the Panther defense but could not breakthrough again until the 59th minute of play. Sophomore Candace Johnson gave the Tigers a 3-0 edge after receiving a ball from Richardson, dribbling around a defender and blasting a low shot past Eastern Illinois' keeper. The goal was the first of the year for Johnson, while Richardson posted her second assist on the season.

Sauerwein made four saves in goal for the Tigers.

Missouri next travels to Portland, Ore., for a match against the No. 17 Portland Pilots on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 2:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. CT).



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