Mizzou soccer shuts out Vanderbilt
October 5, 2014
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Missouri goalie McKenzie Sauerwein (1) keeps an eye on the ball after it gets past teammates Melanie Donaldson (10, hidden) and Taylor Grant (18) and heads toward Vanderbilt’s Claire Anderson (34) on a corner kick. Sauerwein posted her fifth shutout of the season in the Tigers’ 2-0 victory over the Commodores.
Missouri’s Lauren Flynn (11, hidden) throws the ball in to teammate Reagan Russell (6), as Vanderbilt’s Taylor Richardson guards Russell closely. Flynn and the Missouri defense allowed 5 shots on goal by the Commodores.
Missouri’s Melanie Donaldson (10) gets a pass off against Vanderbilt’s Cherrelle Jarrett (14). Donaldson and the Tigers accounted for 17 shots in Missouri’s ninth victory of the season.
Missouri’s Savannah Trujillo (20) tries to dribble around Vanderbilt’s Kelsey Tillman (22) during the Tigers’ 2-0 victory over the Commodores on Oct. 5, 2014 at Walton Stadium in Columbia, Missouri. Trujillo had three shots on the afternoon, including two on goal.
By Greg Dailey, KBIA Sports
The Missouri Tigers defeated the Vanderbilt Commodores 2-0 Sunday afternoon at Walton Stadium, completing a home weekend sweep.
The Tigers scored in the first minute and never looked back, outshooting the visitors 17-8. Missouri goalie McKenzie Sauerwein recorded her fifth shutout of the season, improving the Tigers’ record to 9-2-2 and 4-1-0 in Southeastern Conference play.
Missouri struck early thanks to some good fortune. After the opening kickoff, freshman midfielder Kaitlyn Clark sent a ball into the Vanderbilt box. Misosuri’s Allie Hess tapped it to the post, and teammate Reagan Russell put a shot on goal. The ball found its way between Commodore keeper Christiana Ogunsami’s legs, and the Tigers had a quick 1-0 lead.
Missouri gave itself some insurance early in the second half, knocking in another goal in the 57th minute. Clark received a pass from Hess and dribbled to the top of the box before blasting a shot through the Vanderbilt defense. Hess received an assist on both Tiger goals.
Missouri continues SEC play Friday when it takes on Auburn in Auburn, Alabama at 7 p.m.