Soccer Continues SEC Play Friday at LSU

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Oct. 9, 2013

Mizzou at LSU
When Oct. 11 | 7 p.m.
Location Baton Rouge, La. | LSU Soccer Stadium
Online Coverage Live Stats | StatBroadcast
Game Notes Mizzou | LSU
Series History LSU leads 1-0   
Last Meeting LSU 3, Mizzou 1 (Oct. 21, 2012 in Columbia, Mo.)        
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The Last Meeting
LSU3
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October 21, 2012
Columbia, Mo.
LSU Defeats No. 16 Mizzou, 3-1
No. 16 Mizzou soccer team fell to LSU, 3-1, Sunday afternoon at Walton Stadium in the home finale. The loss dropped Missouri to 13-5 overall and 8-4 in Southeastern Conference play, while LSU improved to 8-7-4 and 4-6-2.

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COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Mizzou soccer team (6-6-1, 2-2-1 SEC) hits the road this weekend for a matchup with the LSU Tigers (8-3-2, 4-0-1 SEC) on Friday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at the LSU Soccer Stadium. Live stats for Friday's matchup can be found at Mizzou.statbroadcast.com over the internet and Mizzou.Stats.com on a mobile device.

Up Next
The Tigers return home to host South Carolina on Friday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. and Auburn on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m.

Last Time Out
The Mizzou soccer team scored a late goal but could not complete the comeback as the Tigers fell 2-1 to Texas A&M Sunday afternoon at Walton Stadium. In the annual Play for Pink game and the Pack the Park promotion, the match's attendance of 1,734 ranked as the third-best crowd in program history.

The visitors finally broke through in the 43rd minute on the counterattack. Bianca Brinson passed up to Liz Keester, who dribbled down into the box and beat redshirt junior keeper McKenzie Sauerwein for a 1-0 Aggie advantage.

Texas A&M went up 2-0 in the 70th minute despite solid play from Sauerwein. Mizzou's keeper made a diving save on a shot from Shea Groom but the rebound rolled to Allie Bailey, who knocked in a goal before Sauerwein could recover.

Seniors Alyssa Diggs and Danielle Nottingham combined to get the Missouri on the board and pull the Tigers within one, 2-1, in the 86th minute. Stationed outside the right side of the box, Nottingham sent a cross eight yards in front of the net. Diggs ran onto the ball and one-timed the pass past the Aggie keeper and into the back of the net. The tally was the second of the year for Diggs, while Nottingham recorded her team-leading fifth assist of the season.

Tigers Record Program's Third-Best Crowd Against Texas A&M
Mizzou's fans showed up in droves for the Tigers' matchup with Texas A&M on Sunday, Oct. 6. The attendance of 1,734 ranked as Missouri's third-best crowd ever and biggest attendance number since 2005. 

Attendance Opponent Date
1,926 Memphis Aug. 6, 2001
1,774 Oklahoma Oct. 7, 2005
1,734 Texas A&M Oct. 6, 2013

Scouting LSU
The LSU Tigers stand as the only undefeated SEC team in league play, with a 4-0-1 mark, with four of those five games going to overtime. Overall on the year, LSU holds an 8-3-2 record. So far in SEC play, LSU has defeated Vanderbilt (2-1 in OT), Mississippi State (3-2 in 2OT), Arkansas (5-3) and Alabama (2-1 in 2OT), and tied Tennessee (1-1 in 2OT).

Summer Clark paces the Tiges with eight goals and two assists for 18 points. Emma Fletcher has a league-high 10 assists on the year, to go with a goal for 12 points.

Keeper Megan Kinneman has played all but six minutes in net for LSU and boasts a 1.31 goals against average and a .739 save percentage, to go along with five shutouts.

Series with LSU
LSU and Mizzou have met just once on the soccer pitch, when LSU posted a 3-1 over Missouri on Oct. 21, 2012.

Clark Gets Aggressive
One of Mizzou's most skilled players, junior Kaysie Clark spent the majority of her first two years with the program as the offense's point guard. The Liberty, Mo., native often would pass up open shots to dish off to her teammates.

In her junior campaign, Clark is finally taking those shots when they arise. She currently leads the team with 14 points and six goals, to go along with two assists. Most recently, she scored in the third minute against Vanderbilt. So far she has scored in three of Mizzou's five SEC contests.

Her six goals so far this season are already a career best for her, bettering the four tallies she set last season as a sophomore in 19 games.

Richardson Among All-Time Mizzou Leaders in Games Started
Senior Dominique Richardson enters Friday's matchup with 75 starts in all 75 career games with the Tigers. Her 75 starts ranks tied for ninth (with Kat Tarr, 2005-08) at Missouri. Assuming she starts against LSU, Richradson will move into a tie with Erica Pusch (2002-05) and Mo Redmond (2005-08) for seventh all-time at Mizzou.

Sauerwein Set to Stake Claim as MU's Most Experienced Goalie
In less than three full seasons as Mizzou's goalkeeper, redshirt junior McKenzie Sauerwein is set to become Missouri's all-time leader in minutes in goal and games played in goal.

The North Richland Hills, Texas, native enters Friday's game having played 4931:12 minutes and 56 games overall in net for the Tigers. She needs to play just 14 minutes against LSU to break MU's all-time minutes in goal mark of 4945:05, set by Tasha Dittamore (2007-09). The contest will also put Sauerwein in a tie for first with Jackie Adamec (1997-99) and Dittamore at Mizzou with 57 games played in goal.

Nottingham Back to Her Old Self
After missing seven matches due to injury, senior forward Danielle Nottingham has returned to the lineup and and picked right up where she left off. She played Mizzou's first two games in 2013 and notched a goal and three assists against Pacific and Memphis. She injured her knee in the second half against Memphis on Aug. 25 and missed Missouri's next seven games.

Since her return, Nottingham has posted assists on goals against Florida and Vanderbilt to up her total to a team-leading five in just six games this year. Her assist total is good enough to rank tied for seventh in the SEC.

Nottingham has not played enough games for the national and SEC rankings in assists per game. However, if she was included Nottingham would lead the SEC and rank third nationally with 0.83 assists per match.

The senior assisted on Missouri's game-winning goal over the Gators to record her team-leading fourth assist of the year despite playing in only four matches. Her six total points ranks tied for sixth on the squad while playing almost a third less contests than her teammates.

Sauerwein Creeping Up the Charts
In less than three 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 (.598) and shutouts (15) and minutes in goal (4931:12), tied for second in wins (32), third in saves (267), goals against average (1.17) and games started in goal (50). Additionally she ranks tied for third in games played in goal (56). Sauerwin needs three more victories to tie Tasha Dittamore as Mizzou's all-time wins leader.

 

 

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