By: Anthony Brandt, KCOU Sports
The University of Missouri scored off the feet of Allie Hess and Jessica Herrman in a 2-1 victory over the Kentucky Wildcats on Friday at Walton Stadium. The win improved Mizzou’s record to 8-2-2 and 3-1 in SEC play. It also improved the Tiger’s all time record against Kentucky to 4-1-1.
Temperatures in the low 50’s and light to moderate rain throughout the first half made life difficult for both teams. Kentucky’s Jade Klump broke open the scoring in the 12th minute with a rebound goal off the shot of teammate Michaela Dooley giving the Wildcats an early one-goal lead.
The Tigers struck back in the 39th minute with a blast off the foot of Allie Hess from just outside the six-yard box. The goal was Hess’ first in her collegiate career.
The second half saw a stop to the rain and even a glimmer of sunshine, allowing the players to unleash their speed and creativity with the ball. That creativity paid off for Mizzou in the 75th minute as Jessica Herrman fired a shot passed the Kentucky keeper off of a pass from sophomore Melanie Donaldson. It was Herrman’s first collegiate goal as well after she missed both the 2012 and 2013 season with injuries.
Mizzou will welcome the Vanderbilt Commodores to Columbia on Sunday. Gametime is set for 1 p.m.