The Mizzou Tigers women’s soccer team secured their first SEC win with a 1-0 victory over Kentucky on Thursday night. Sophomore Cassidy Nurnberger scored the lone goal of the game in the 50th minute on a penalty kick.
Kentucky had a great chance to tie up the game in the 83rd minute, but Tanya Samarzich’s shot nailed the left post instead.
Senior goalkeeper Kelsey Dossey looked fantastic, pitching her fifth regulation shutout of the season. She had six saves in the Tigers’ win and the Mizzou defense held the Wildcats to only 13 shots on goal.
Things got heated between the two teams several times throughout the game. A hard foul led to a scuffle in the second half and both teams were issued a warning. The Wildcats’ Samarzich later received a yellow card after she cleated Dossey following a shot attempt in the 87th minute.
The Tigers won consecutive games for the first time this season. They defeated Gonzaga 2-0 on Sunday to end a four game skid where they did not score a goal. Mizzou is finally figuring things out on offense after only scoring one goal in its first six games.
The win pushes the Tigers to 3-4-1 on the season and 1-0 in SEC play. They return to non conference action at home against Portland State on Sunday.