Aug 29, 2013
|Mizzou Soccer vs. SEMO|
|When||August 30 | 6:30 p.m.|
|Location||Columbia, Mo. | Audrey J. Walton Stadium|
|Online Coverage||Mizzou Network Live Stream | GameTracker | StatBroadcast|
|Game Notes||Mizzou | SEMO|
|Series History||Tied 0-0-1|
|Last Meeting||Mizzou 1, SEMO 1 (Mizzou 2-0 PKs) (Nov. 16, 2007 in Columbia, Mo.)|
|Social Media||@MizzouSoccer | Facebook|
|Mizzou Soccer at UMKC|
|When||September 1 | 6:30 p.m.|
|Location||Kansas City, Mo. | Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field|
|Online Coverage||Live Stats|
|Series History||Mizzou leads 1-0|
|Last Meeting||Mizzou 3, UMKC 0 (Sept. 18, 2011 in Columbia, Mo.)|
|Social Media||@MizzouSoccer | Facebook|
Friday's match will be streamed live on MUTigers.tv to subscribers. Live stats will be available on GameTracker and StatBroadcast (MizzouStats.com). Stats for Sunday's game will be available on www.UMKCKangaroos.com.
Mizzou travels to College Station, Texas, for the Texas A&M Tournament. The Tigers face the Baylor Bears on Friday, Sept. 6 at 4 p.m. and the San Diego Toreros on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 11 a.m.
Last Time Out
The Tigers went 1-1 in the opening weekend, with a 5-1 home win over Pacific and a 2-1 overtime loss at Memphis. Junior Taylor Grant and sophomore Reagan Russell each notched two goals and senior Danielle Nottingham tallied a goal and two assists as the Mizzou soccer team easily defeated Pacific in the season opener. Also earning assists in the game were seniors Alyssa Diggs and Brooke Williams.
On Aug. 25, Memphis scored in the seventh minute of overtime to record a 2-1 win over Mizzou. With the Tigers trailing 1-0, junior Kaysie Clark equalized the score at 1-1 in the 26th minute with her first tally of the year. Danielle Nottingham recorded her third assist of the season on the play.
Memphis posted the game winner in overtime to earn the win.
Nottingham Finds Her Offense
Senior Danielle Nottingham is back in her comfort zone as the Frisco, Texas, native returns to her natural forward position in 2013. She played forward her first two years at Mizzou, scoring eight goals and seven assists over the two years. Last season she moved to left back to help the Tigers in a position of need. She accumulated six points on one goal and four assists in 2012.
In just two games back at forward, Nottingham has nearly matched last year's scoring output with a goal and three assists for a team-best five points. She notched Mizzou's first goal of the year against Pacific, then assisted on the team's next two tallies of the game. Two days later, she assisted on junior Kaysie Clark's goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to Memphis.
Nottingham's 34 career points are now just short of Alyssa Diggs' 37 among current players.
Grant, Russell Find the Back of the Net
Junior Taylor Grant and sophomore Reagan Russell were two big reasons the Tigers posted a 5-1 win over Pacific on Aug. 23 - the duo each tallied a pair of goals in the victory. Most importantly for Mizzou, the pair accumulated four goals in one game after going scoreless all of last season.
As a sophomore in 2012, Grant attempted 45 shots but could not find the back of the net. This came after a four-goal output as a freshman in 2012.
Russell's goals were the first of her Tiger career, as she was scoreless on 23 shots a year ago.
Mizzou needs that kind of offensive output from Grant and Russell in 2013, as the team lost 19 goals from the 2012 squad.
Hignett Brings International Experience to the Tigers
The Mizzou soccer team gains international experience to its roster with the addition of freshman Rachel Hignett, a midfielder from Wales.
Hignett did not arrive in the States until this week, as she was representing Wales in the UEFA U-19 Championship. She started all three of Wales' games in the midfield.
The newcomer is also a member of the Welsh Senior National Team after making her debut in January of 2013 against Greece.
The Redhawks enter Walton Stadium 0-2 on the year with losses to Nebraska (4-0) and UMKC (2-1) last weekend.
Freshman Natasha Minor tallied SEMO's lone goal of the year in the contest at UMKC on Aug. 25. The team's leading scorer from a year ago, Torey Byrd, is back on the pitch after a six-goal output in 2012.
Ashton Aubuchon has played every minute in goal for the Redhawks in 2013 and has a 3.00 goals against average.
Series with SEMO
Friday marks just the second meeting and first regular season game between Missouri and SEMO. The two squads met in the first round of the 2007 NCAA Tournament and played to a 1-1 tie. The Tigers advanced to the second round on penalty kicks, 2-0. The game was played at Walton Stadium.
UMKC enters the weekend 2-0 following a pair of victories last weekend. The Kangaroos defeated SIUE 1-0 on Friday and recorded a 2-1 win over SEMO on Sunday.
Ashley Gann posted a goal and an assist in Sunday's win over SEMO and leads the Roos with three points. Both Taylor Bare and Emily Herndon also have goals so far this year.
Goalie Nina Tzianos boasts a 0.50 goals against average and a .875 save percentage so far in 2013.
Series with UMKC
Mizzou and UMKC have met just once before on the pitch, with the Tigers holding a 1-0 edge in the all-time series. Missouri posted a 3-0 win over the Roos on Sept. 18, 2011 in Columbia. Current seniors Alyssa Diggs and Dominique Richardson, plus former Tiger Kelsey Blincow, all scored against UMKC. Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper McKenzie Sauerwein got the win and stopped one shot in net.
Sauerwein Creeping up the Charts
In just two seasons, redshirt junior goalkeeper McKenzie Sauerwein already has her name scattered throughout the Mizzou record book.
The North Richland Hills, Texas, native ranks second all-time at Missouri in win-loss record (.622), third in goals against average (1.19), saves (209), shutouts (12) and games started in goal (39) and is tied or third in victories (27). Additionally, she ranks fourth in minutes in goal (3928:07) and games played in goal (45).
If Sauerwein wins eight more games during the 2013 campaign, she will become Mizzou's all-time wins leader. She needs just five more to tie for second.
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