Soccer Battles to 1-1 Tie with Auburn

MUTIGERS.COM Freshman Lauren Selaiden scored Mizzou's goal in a 1-1 tie with Auburn
Freshman Lauren Selaiden scored Mizzou's goal in a 1-1 tie with Auburn

Oct. 20, 2013

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COLUMBIA, Mo. - Freshman Lauren Selaiden tallied a goal in the 57th minute but Mizzou could not add another as the squad posted a 1-1 double overtime tie with Auburn Sunday afternoon at Walton Stadium. With the tie, Mizzou now sits at 7-7-2 overall and 3-3-2 in Southeastern Conference play, while Auburn is 4-8-4 and 0-5-3.

Auburn got on the board first with a tally in the 52nd minute. The visitors took advantage of a bad exchange between the Mizzou defense and redshirt junior goalkeeper McKenzie Sauerwein, who had come off her line. Auburn's Casie Ramsier picked up the loose ball in the box and easily put a 14-yard shot into the lower right corner of the net for a 1-0 Auburn advantage.

Five minutes later, Missouri responded off a set piece. The home Tigers were awarded a free kick near the right sideline about 30-yards away from goal. Junior Kaysie Clark sent a bending ball in front of the goal into a crowd. Selaiden outjumped everyone and headed a 10-yard shot into the upper right part of the net for a 1-1 game. The tally was Selaiden's fourth goal of the year, which is third-best on the squad.

Mizzou increased its offensive pressure in the final 15 minutes of regulation as the squad looked for the go-ahead goal. In the 75th minute, senior Dominique Richardson dribbled into the box and played a ball of to her right. Clark ran onto the pass and one-timed a 10-yard shot toward net but the ball flew just wide of the right post.

Clark and Richardson teamed up six minutes later for another great scoring change for Missouri. This time Clark played the ball into Richardson, who turned and sent a shot wide of the goal.

With three minutes left in regulation, freshman Melanie Donaldson played a ball up to Richardson, who lofted a ball past Auburn's keeper and into the back of the net. However, Richardson was whistled offsides before the shot to nullify the goal.

Neither team could break through in the remaining minutes of overtime and in either 10 minute overtime session to end the game in a 1-1 tie.

The Tigers had a 16-11 shots advantage during the game, including a 7-5 edge in shots on goal.

Sauerwein stopped four shots in the match.

Mizzou travels to Lexington, Ky., on Friday, Oct. 25 to face Kentucky at 7:30 p.m. ET (6:30 p.m. CT). The Tigers then close out the home portion of its schedule on Sunday, Oct. 27 with a 1 p.m. game against Tennessee on Senior Day.



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