Sept. 27, 2013
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Mizzou soccer team suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of No. 19 Georgia in the home Southeastern Conference opener Friday night at Walton Stadium. The Tigers fell to 5-5 overall and 1-1 in SEC action, while the Bulldogs improved to 9-1 and 2-0.
Redshirt junior goalkeeper McKenzie Sauerwein made five saves in net for the Tigers.
Neither team could find the back of the net early, as both goalkeepers made nice saves to keep the contest scoreless. The Bulldogs had a slew of opportunities early could not convert.
In the 18th minute, freshman Melanie Donaldson appeared poised to give the Tigers a 1-0 edge. However her 14-yard shot flew right at Georgia's keeper to thwart the scoring chance.
Mizzou's best chance in the opening 45 minutes came with just four minutes left in the half. The Georgia keeper fell down in the box while the ball rolled around. Sophomore Reagan Russell pounced on the loose ball and blasted a shot on goal but the keeper recovered to punch away the chance.
After a few missed opportunities from the Tigers, the Bulldogs responded with a counterattack to take a 1-0 lead. Rachel Garcia played the ball up to Marion Crowder, who had a clear path to the goal. Sauerwein came off her line to challenge but Crowder's low shot eluded her and rolled into the lower right corner of the net.
The Tigers upped their offensive pressure as the squad looked for the equalizer. In the 73rd minute, junior Kaysie Clark threaded a pass into the box to senior Danielle Nottingham. Nottingham was a second too late to the ball as Georgia's keeper came off her line to corral the pass.
Georgia outshot the Tigers 16-12 but had just a 6-5 edge in shots on goal.
Missouri returns to the pitch on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. in a clash with No. 7 Florida. The contest will be televised live on ESPNU and streamed on WatchESPN.
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