Tigers set for Blackout Game Against Kansas Friday



Oct. 20, 2011

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COLUMBIA, Mo. - Mizzou returns home to Walton Stadium on Friday, Oct. 21 to host the Kansas Jayhawks in the annual Blackout game at 6:30 p.m. All tickets for the game against the Jayhawks cost just $1 and fans are encouraged to wear black to cheer on the Tigers. The winner of the matchup will receive three points toward the M&I Bank Border Showdown.

Mizzou closes out the regular season on Friday, Oct. 28 when the Tigers host the Iowa State Cyclones at 6:30 p.m. on Senior Night. Prior to the contest, the 2011 senior class of Kelsey Blincow, Kendra Collins and Mallory Stipetich will be honored for their contributions to the program.

Mizzou earned a 1-1 record in road Big 12 matches last weekend.

On Oct. 14, the Tigers suffered a 3-1 loss to Baylor. The Bears struck first in the second minute and added another goal in the 10th for a 2-0 halftime advantage.

Sophomore Danielle Nottingham got the Tigers on the board in the 51st minute when she converted a corner kick to cut MU's deficit to 2-1. The goal was the fourth of the season for Nottingham, who is now tied for the team lead with 11 points.

The Bears responded four minutes later to make it a 3-1 game, the eventual final score.

Two days later, the Tigers bounced back with an impressive 5-2 win over Oklahoma. Freshman Taylor Grant got Missouri on the board first in the 29th minute when she took a pass from freshman Kaysie Clark and beat the Sooner goalie one-on-one for her fourth goal of the season.

Two minutes later, Clark tallied her second goal of the year when she beat two defenders and unleashed a shot from the top of the box that found the back of the net. In the 43rd minute, Oklahoma's Kelly Price scored for the Sooners for a 2-1 Tiger advantage at the half.

Sophomore Dominique Richardson opened the second half with her fifth goal of the year off an assist from classmate Alyssa Diggs. However, Oklahoma responded in the 59th minute to cut the Tigers' lead to 3-2.

In the 71st minute, senior Kendra Collins gave MU some breathing room when she scored her second goal of the year. Sophomore Danielle Nottingham put the game away in the 86th minute when Collins found her in the box. Nottingham pushed the ball past the Sooner keeper for a 5-2 MU advantage, the eventual final score.

The Jayhawks enter Walton Stadium with a 10-6 overall record and a 2-3 mark in Big 12 Conference action.

Freshman Ingrid Vidal paces Kansas with 25 points on 10 goals and five assists. Junior Whitney Berry ranks second on the team with 23 points on six goals and a Big 12 high 11 assists.

Goalkeeper Kaitlyn Stroud has a 7-2 record on the year, with a 1.55 goals against average and a .727 save percentage.

Missouri recorded a 5-2 at Okahoma on Oct. 16 to mark its highest goal output of the 2011 season so far. The team had posted four goals three times previously, against Eastern Illinois, Purdue and SIUE.

Additionally, five different Tigers notched goals against the Sooners, which was the most since seven different players scored against Northern Iowa in a 8-0 on Sept. 25, 2009.

MU's 4-0 shutout of SIUE on Oct. 7 marked the team's eighth shutout of the season. The mark ranks as the second-most shutouts in a season at MU, only behind the record 12 shutouts the 2008 squad compiled.

Goalkeeper McKenzie Sauerwein has six of the shutouts while she combined to record the other two. Sauerwein and the backline of senior Mallory Stipetich and juniors Jessica Greer and Allison Hu has been stellar all season, allowing just 1.00 goals per game.

With MU's 4-0 win over SIUE on Oct. 7, the team finished non-conference play with a 9-2 record to set a new program non-conference winning percentage record of .909.

Before the victory over SIUE, the 2007 squad's 8-1 mark against non-conference squads stood as the leader with a winning percentage of .889.