Mizzou Closes Regular Season Friday

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Oct. 27, 2011

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COLUMBIA, Mo. - Mizzou closes out the regular season on Friday, Oct. 28 as the team hosts the Iowa State Cyclones at 6:30 p.m. at Walton Stadium. The match is also Senior Night, as seniors Kelsey Blincow, Kendra Collins and Mallory Stipetich will be honored prior to the contest for their contributions to the tiger program. sixth, they would play at 2 p.m. against the No. 2 seed, while the Tigers would play at 8 p.m. if they finish seventh.

TIGERS RALLY FOR IMPROBABLE 3-2 WIN OVER KANSAS
Mizzou scored three unanswered goals in the final six minutes to rally for an improbable 3-2 win over Kansas on Oct. 21 at Walton Stadium.

With the Tigers trailing 2-0, Senior Kendra Collins got Missouri on the scoreboard in the 84th minute with a chip over the Kansas keeper from the top of the box.

Less than a minute later, Mallory Stipetich headed home a free kick from Kaysie Clark to tie the score at 2-2.

The Tigers' improbable rally was capped in the 89th minute when Alyssa Diggs was taken down in the box and MU was awarded a penalty kick. Blincow calmly stepped up and converted the PK to give the Tigers their first lead of the game, 3-2.

SCOUTING IOWA STATE
The Cyclones enter Walton Stadium with 8-9-1 overall record and a 1-6 mark in Big 12 play.

Jennifer Dominguez paces Iowa State with 11 points on five goals and an assist, while Brittany Morgan ranks second on the team with 10 points on four goals and two assists.

Goalkeepers Maddie Jobe and Andrea Swanson have split time in net this season, however, Jobe has started the last three contests. Jobe posts a 0.88 goals against average and a .837 save percentage, while Swanson sports a 1.68 gaa and .700 save percentage.

STIPETICH EARNS WEEKLY HONORS
Senior Mallory Stipetich was rewarded for her play against Kansas last Friday with a spot on CollegeSoccer360.com's Primetime Performers for Week 10. The defender headed home a goal in the 85th minute to knot the score at 2-2 as the Tigers picked up a dramatic 3-2 win over the Jayhawks.

The goal was the first of the season for Stipetich, who has played all but 12 of MU's 1,630 minutes at center back. The tally was the fifth of her career but first since her freshman season, when Stipetich posted four goals.

BALANCED ATTACK FOR MIZZOU
Entering Friday's regular season finale with Iowa State, five different Tigers have notched at least 10 points so far this season. That number ranks tied for second all-time in MU history, behind the seven players who notched 10 or more points in 1998 and tied with the 1999, 2002, and 2009 squads.

Danielle Nottingham, Alyssa Diggs, Kelsey Blincow, Dominique Richardson and Abi Raymer have all hit the 10-point mark, with Kaysie Clark (nine points), Taylor Grant (eight) and Kendra Collins (seven) within striking distance.

TIGERS SCORE SEASON HIGH IN GOALS AT OKLAHOMA
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.

MISSOURI DEFENSE WITH eight SHUTOUTS SO FAR THIS SEASON
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.

TIGERS SET NON-CONFERENCE WINNING PERCENTAGE RECORD
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.

 

 

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