Senior Haley Krentz and the No. 10 Tigers host Arizona State and Tennessee Tech this weekend
Aug. 30, 2012
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The No. 10 Mizzou soccer team returns to Walton Stadium this weekend as the squad hosts a pair of games. On Friday, Aug. 31, the Tigers face off against the Arizona State Sun Devils at 6:30 p.m. Missouri then plays the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2.
This Weekend's Promotions
Hometown Heroes NightAll police, fire, EMS, military and other emergency personnel receive FREE admission with a valid ID. First 50 fans also receive a free camo t-shirt. Back to School Night:First 250 Mizzou students in attendance will receive free retro Mizzou Soccer sunglasses
Tiger Weekend: All fans who bring their Mizzou football Southeastern Louisiana ticket stub will receive $1 admission.
Youth Club Day: All youth soccer club players who wear their jerseys will receive free admission. Youth Clinic: The Mizzou Soccer program will hold a youth clinic following the game, weather permitting.
Mizzou concludes non-conference action on Thursday, Sept. 6 when the team travels to Columbus, Ohio, to face Ohio State at 7 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CT).
MIZZOU EARNS 3-2 COMEBACK WIN AT NO. 15 CAL
Mizzou scored three second half goals en route to a 3-2 win over No. 15 California on Sunday.
Cal went up 1-0 in the ninth minute and held on to the lead for a 1-0 halftime advantage.
Mizzou's offense finally found the back of the net when Adeshigbin knotted the score at 1-1 just six minutes into the second. Senior Haley Krentz gave Missouri its first lead of the game, 2-1, when she scored her first goal of the season in the 58th minute.
Cal tied the match at 2-2 in the 74th minute when Betsy Hassett's low shot went to the right of Sauerwein for a Bear goal.
The Tigers countered less than two minutes later off a corner kick. Krentz lofted a ball to the far post, where Raymer headed the ball back at the goal and past the Cal goalie for a 3-2 Mizzou lead. The Bears pressed in the final minutes but Mizzou's defense held to preserve the road victory.
MIZZOU MOVES UP IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
Missouri moved up in the rankings this week after a 3-2 win at No. 15 Cal on Sunday. The Tigers are ranked 10th by Soccer America, up from 13th a week ago. The Tigers also entered the NSCAA and Soccer Times top-25 polls this week, coming in at 18th and 20th, respectively.
Additionally, the NSCAA ranks Mizzou as the top team in the south region, ahead of SEC foes Florida (second), Tennessee (tied for third), Texas A&M (tied for third), Ole Miss (fifth), LSU (sixth), Auburn (seventh), Georgia (eighth) and Kentucky (10th).
TIGERS AMONG LEAGUE LEADERS
Mizzou has stacked up well statistically with its fellow SEC teams so far this season. As a team, Mizzou is tied for the conference lead in goals per game (3.33) and third in points per game (9.00). Additionally, the Tigers' five goals against Memphis are tied for the most in a game this season.
On an individual level, junior Alyssa Diggs leads the league in points per game (3.00), while senior Taiwo Adeshigbin is tied for second (2.33). Senior Haley Krentz and sophomore Abi Raymer are both tied for 10th (1.67). Diggs also paces the SEC in goals per game (1.50), while Adeshigbin is tied for second (1.00). Krentz ranks tied for second in assists per game (1.00) and Raymer is tied for first in game-winning goals (two).
MIZZOU'S POTENT OFFENSE SHARES THE WEALTH
Entering the third weekend of the season, Mizzou stands as the only SEC team with four players who have at least five points on the year. Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Tennessee each have three players with at least five points, however Ole Miss and Tennessee have played four games, while Missouri has played just three.
Senior Taiwo Adeshigbin leads with way with seven points on three goals and an assist. Junior Alyssa Diggs is second with six points on three goals. Sophomore Abi Raymer has five points on two goals and an assist, while senior Haley Krentz also have five points on one goal and three assists.
In all, six different Tigers have recorded at least two points in the team's first three games.
SECOND HALF SQUAD?
Mizzou has scored 10 goals so far this year, seven of which were tallied in the second half of play. The squad notched four second half goals, all within a nine-minute span, against No. 13 Memphis on Aug. 17. Against No. 15 Cal on Aug. 26, the Tigers scored three goals in the second half.
SCOUTING ARIZONA STATE
The Sun Devils enter Walton Stadium with a 1-2 record on the season, with a 4-0 win over Northern Arizona, a 2-0 loss to San Diego State and a 1-0 loss to Cal State Northridge.
Junior Devin Marshall and freshman Cali Farquaharson have split the team's scoring so far this season, as each has two goals on the year. Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Chandler Morris has played all 270 minutes in goal and has a 1.00 goals against average and a .70 save percentage.
SCOUTING TENNESSEE TECH
Tennessee Tech comes into the weekend with a 1-2-1 record and plays at Northern Kentucky Friday afternoon. The Golden Eagles earned a 2-0 win over Chattanooga, tied High Point 1-1 and suffered losses to East Tennessee State (2-0) and Davidson (2-0).
The squad has gotten goals from senior Leigh Heffner, junior Ellie Iaciofano and senior Andrea Meloff. Freshman goalie Jordan Brown has played all 380 minutes in net and posts a 1.18 goals against average and a .844 save percentage.
MIZZOU ON TV IN 2012
The 2012 schedule features four regular season games on television, kicked off on Aug. 26 with Mizzou's game at California airing on the Pac-12 Network.
The Tigers' road match against South Carolina on Sunday, Sept. 16 will air live on ESPNU at 1 p.m. CT. The contest will also be streamed on WatchESPN. This marks the fifth consecutive season Mizzou will appear on ESPNU. Last season the Tigers defeated Oklahoma, 5-2, on the channel and the 2008, 2009 and 2010 games with Texas A&M also aired on the channel.
The Tigers' matchup against Florida on Oct. 12 will air on Sun Sports and Missouri's road matchup with Texas A&M will air live on SportSouth at 7 p.m. CT. SportSouth is a regional network, however the game will also be made available on ESPN3.com.
The 2012 SEC Tournament final will also be broadcast on ESPNU. The championship match will be played on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m. CT. The Tournament, which starts on Oct. 29, will be held at the Orange Beach Soccer Complex in Orange Beach, Ala.
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