Oct. 2, 2007
Columbia, Mo. -
University of Missouri women's soccer players Kat Tarr, Kristin Andrighetto and Kari Adam each earned awards for their performances last weekend (Sept. 28-30). Tarr, a Mizzou junior defender, was selected to the Soccer America Women's Team of the Week and the Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week. Andrighetto was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week and Adam was named the Newcomer of the Week in the Big 12.
Andrighetto scored two game-winning goals during the first weekend of conference action, helping Mizzou start the conference season at 2-0 for the first time since 2000. Friday, Andrighetto scored Mizzou's third goal in the last minute of the second overtime period to beat fourth-ranked Texas A&M, 3-2. Sunday, Andrighetto's ninth goal of the year was the third of the game for the Tigers, who won the game, 4-2. Andrighetto also assisted on Alysha Bonnick's goal, Mizzou's second of the game. This is Andrighetto's second career weekly Big 12 award.
Adam scored the first two goals of her Tiger career in Mizzou's conference opening, 3-2, double overtime upset of then-No. 4 Texas A&M Friday (Sept. 28). She scored the first goal off of a free kick from goalkeeper Mallory Forst that was headed by Krista Kruse to Adam, who put in her first goal of the season to tie the game at 1-1. With the Tigers down, 2-1, in the second half, Adam scored again, as she took a long clear by defender Crystal Wagner and shot it into the net to tie the game again, this time at 2-2. Andrighetto would score the game-winning goal in the last minute of the second overtime period, to finish the upset. This is Adam's first conference award.
Tarr played the entire 109 minutes of Friday night's double overtime win over fourth-ranked Texas A&M, helping the Tigers hold A&M to two goals in their 3-2 victory at home. Tarr got off two shots on goal on the night, but neither went in. Her defensive effort did not change during Sunday's game, as she played all 90 minutes in a 4-2 Mizzou win over Baylor...It was her offensive results that changed, as she scored on both of her shots. Sunday, Tarr scored Mizzou's first and fourth goals of the day, starting with a score in the 11th minute, when she took a pass from fellow defender Lindsay McCoy
and put it in the net to give Mizzou an early lead. Later in the game, with the Tigers winning, 3-1, Tarr scored on a penalty kick to add to Mizzou's lead. The Bears scored about a minute later, in the 78th minute, but he Tiger defense held Baylor to zero shots in the last 13 minutes, after the goal, preserving the 4-2 Mizzou win. This is Tarr's first Soccer America Team of the Week Honor, it is also her first Soccer Buzz honor.
The sixth-ranked Tigers will hit the road for a game against Texas Tech Friday (Oct. 5) in Lubbock, Texas. They will return home for a match-up against Oklahoma Oct. 12 and No. 22 Oklahoma State Oct. 14.