Howard, Ivory shine in Fall World Series

Ryan Howard fileBy Tim Leible, KBIA Sports

The Missouri baseball team split up for the first three games of an inter-squad matchup this past weekend for their Fall World Series. The team, which was divided into a Black team and a Gold team, featured strong performances by sophomore Ryan Howard and senior Jake Ivory.

The first game, played on Wednesday, was powered by the long ball.

Both the Black and Gold teams used freshman starting pitchers, redshirt freshman Ryan Lee and true freshman Lake Dabney, respectively. Both pitched well, but Dabney made a couple of mistakes to Howard and Ivory, who each launched home runs to power a 3-2 victory by the black team.

Game 2, which was played on Friday, Oct. 10, Read more of this post

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5 turnovers doom Missouri in 34-0 loss to Georgia

The Missouri defense collapses on Georgia tight end/running back Quayvon Hicks (48). Georgia had 58 carries for 210 yards and three touchdowns against the Tigers on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2014 at Faurot Field.

The Missouri defense collapses on Georgia tight end/running back Quayvon Hicks (48). Georgia had 58 carries for 210 yards and three touchdowns against the Tigers on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2014 at Faurot Field.

Story by Christian Clark, KBIA Sports
Photos by Brandon Kiley, KBIA Sports

A Missouri offense that had been up-and-down through the first five games of the season finally exhibited some consistency Saturday. Unfortunately for the No. 23 Tigers (4-2, 1-1 in Southeastern Conference play), it was not the type of consistency head coach Gary Pinkel sought from the group.

Quarterback Maty Mauk committed five turnovers — including four interceptions —and the Missouri offense managed just 147 total yards and 10 first downs in a 34-0 loss to No. 13 Georgia (5-1, 3-1) at Faurot Field.

“If you have that stat that extreme on one side, it’s very difficult to win any any game,” Pinkel said after the game. “Five-to-nothing on turnovers — most likely you don’t have a chance to beat anybody.”

Mauk’s first miscue of the day came midway through the first quarter Read more of this post

Mizzou volleyball dominates Auburn, 3-0

Sophomore outside hitter Carly Kan high fives her teammates during her introduction in Missouri's matchup against Oakland on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.

Sophomore outside hitter Carly Kan high fives her teammates during her introduction in Missouri’s matchup against Oakland on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.

By Joyce Peng, KBIA Sports

The Missouri volleyball team’s recent improvements in Southeastern Conference play finally produced a win.

The Tigers defeated Auburn 3-0(25-23, 25-20, 25-14) at the Hearnes Center Friday night, giving coach Wayne Kreklow his 200th career victory as Missouri’s head coach. Missouri is now 12-7 overall and 3-2 in the SEC.

Both teams battled for the lead in the first set, Read more of this post

Mizzou volleyball improving despite two SEC losses

Outside hitter Emily Wilson kills a ball with a block.

Outside hitter Emily Wilson kills a ball with a block.

By Joyce Peng, KBIA Sports

The Missouri volleyball team has been improving, despite dropping two Southeastern Conference games on the road this past week.

The Tigers lost to Ole Miss
0-3(18-25,23-25,22-25) on Wednesday and fell to Georgia 1-3 (25-17,18-25, 17-25, 20-25) on Sunday. They are now 11-7 overall and 2-2 in the SEC.

Middle blocker Whitney Little said Missouri never gave up and performed well from a serving and passing standpoint in the Georgia match.

After the loss, coach Wayne Kreklow gave a talk to the players, Read more of this post

Mizzou soccer shuts out Vanderbilt

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, Read more of this post

Herrman’s first goal keys Mizzou win over Kentucky

Missouri goalie McKenzie Sauerwein kicks the ball into play during the Tigers’ 1-0 win over Tennessee-Martin on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at Walton Stadium in Columbia, Missouri. (Greg Dailey)

Missouri goalie McKenzie Sauerwein kicks the ball into play during the Tigers’ 1-0 win over Tennessee-Martin on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at Walton Stadium in Columbia, Missouri. (Greg Dailey)

By Greg Dailey, KBIA Sports

Emotions ran high as Jessica Herrman threw her arms in the air.

After two ACL surgeries and fighting through a hamstring injury, Hermann scored the go-ahead goal in the 75th minute, giving Missouri a 2-1 victory Read more of this post

Missouri surges back late to defeat South Carolina 21-20

Starting quarterback Maty Mauk has thrown for 14 touchdowns this season.

Starting quarterback Maty Mauk has thrown for 14 touchdowns this season.

By Christian Clark, KBIA Sports

Two fourth-quarter touchdowns from a Missouri offense that had produced just 69 total yards on its previous 10 possessions helped the unranked Tigers eek out a 21-20 comeback victory over No. 13 South Carolina on Saturday night at Williams-Brice Stadium.

South Carolina held a 20-7 advantage with 7:25 left in the game Read more of this post

Missouri softball keeps rolling with 2 more fall wins

Corrin Genovese helped Missouri take two more fall victories.

Corrin Genovese helped Missouri take two more fall victories.

By Tim Leible, KBIA Sports 

The Missouri softball team continued its strong start to the fall season with wins over North Central Missouri College and Highland Community College on Friday at University Field.

The first game of the day came against North Central Missouri and the Tigers’ bats were firing on all cylinders from the first pitch.

Missouri scored two runs in the first inning and four in the second inning before absolutely exploding in the third inning with 10 more runs added.

The Tigers would ultimately take the game 24-4. Every position player batted in at least one run for the Tigers, who were led by infielder Natalie Fleming and outfielder Emily Crane offensively. Fleming knocked in seven runs while going 5-6. Crane went 5-7 with a double and a Read more of this post

Tigers’ starting lineup gets a shakeup following home loss

Darius White, left, strikes a pose after scoring a touchdown.

Darius White, left, strikes a pose after scoring a touchdown.

Story by Christian Clark, KBIA Sports

The Missouri football team will feature a number of fresh faces in its starting lineup as Southeastern Conference play begins for the Tigers Saturday at South Carolina.

loss to a lackluster opponent — such as the one Missouri (3-1) suffered at home against Indiana this past Saturday — can have that effect. Five players in all will make their first starts of the year against the Gamecocks (3-1). Some of the Read more of this post

Tiger freshman Clark wins Player of the Week honor

By Greg Dailey, KBIA Sports

Missouri midfielder Kaitlyn Clark was named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week after her tie-breaking goal against Louisiana State Friday at Walton Stadium.

Clark scored her first collegiate goal in the 61st minute, which proved to be the game winner in the Tigers’ 3-1 win over LSU. Clark had an assist on Missouri’s first goal, a pass through the box that Reagan Russell put in the net.

The Tigers have had consecutive weeks of individual conference awards. A week ago, Taylor Grant received SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Missouri resumes conference play Friday in Columbia, South Carolina against South Carolina at 5 p.m.

Also receiving conference player of the week awards were a pair of Texas A&M Aggies: Shea Groom (Offensive POTW) and Karlie Mueller (Defensive POTW). Groom, who like Clark hails from Liberty, Missouri, recorded a hat trick in the Aggies’ 3-0 win over Tennessee on Thursday. Mueller had an assist for Texas A&M and helped a defense that allowed just two shots on goal.