Oct. 25, 2013
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Senior Dominique Richardson scored with less than three minutes remaining in double overtime to give the Mizzou soccer team a 2-1 win over No. 25 Kentucky Friday night in Lexington, Ky. The win was the Tigers' third over a ranked team in Southeastern Conference play.
Missouri improved to 8-7-2 overall and 4-3-2 in SEC action, while the Wildcats fell to 12-4-1 and 6-2-1.
With the score tied at 1-1 through 107 minutes of play, junior Taylor Grant made a run down the right sideline and played a ball across the top of the box. Richardson ran onto the cross and one-timed an 18-yard blast into the lower right netting for the game-winner. The tally was Richardson's third of the season, while Grant was credited with her second assist of the game.
Missouri broke through first with a tally in the 13th minute. Grant crossed the ball toward the box, where Richardson flicked it toward net. Redshirt sophomore Lauren Flynn struck a chip off a bounce that flew over the Wildcat keeper for a 1-0 Tiger advantage. The goal was Flynn's first of the season and second of her career.
Just five minutes later, Kentucky responded with a goal of its own to knot the score at 1-1. A Wildcat lofted a cross into the box that Caitlin Landis headed over redshirt junior goalkeeper McKenzie Sauerwein.
The squads traded scoring chances to close out the first half. First, Sauerwein got her hands on a high blast and punched the shot over the crossbar. Then in the 45th minute, junior Kaysie Clark sent a cross into the box that found the head of senior Dominique Richardson. However, Richardson's header sailed high to negate the scoring opportunity.
Play went back and forth in the second half with both teams getting good looks at goal. The Tigers looked poised to take a late lead in the 88th minute but freshman Melanie Donaldson's header off a corner was stopped at the goal line by the Wildcat defense.
Neither team managed to convert chances in the first overtime session, sending the game to double overtime. Mizzou and Kentucky traded shots before Richardson gave the Tigers the 2-1 victory.
Missouri outshot Kentucky 23-17 in the game, including 5-3 in both overtime sessions. Sauerwein made six saves in goal for the Tigers.
Mizzou returns home to Walton Stadium to close out the home portion of its schedule on Sunday, Oct. 27 with a 1 p.m. contest against the Tennessee Lady Volunteers. Prior to the match, Missouri will honor its five seniors for their contributions to the Tiger program.
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