By: Melanie Rau
At Walton Stadium on Sunday afternoon, Mizzou soccer honored all Breast Cancer survivors by wearing pink jerseys and socks, while the field sported a pink Breast Cancer ribbon. Mizzou had goals from freshman Sarah Luebbert and junior Jessica Johnson that helped them to advance over Alabama 2-0. The Tigers improved to 9-4-1 on the season and 4-2-1 against other Southeastern Conference teams.
The Tigers brought their all against the Alabama Crimson Tide, firing a slew of shots on Alabama keeper Kat Stratton, but did not break through until the 28th minute. Sarah Luebbert scored the game winning goal and notched her 7th goal of the season with a pass from Jessica Johnson. ohnson had several great chances, but they were all rejected in the first half.
In the second half, Jessica Johnson finally got one past Stratton earning her 2nd of the season with a pass from Sophomore Bethany Coons. She had several more shot attempts in the bottom half that did not go unnoticed. In a semi-easy win for the Tigers, the shots were 18-10 in Mizzou’s favor. Mizzou’s keeper, Sophomore Kelsey Dossey, helped the team record their 3rd shutout of the season with the 2-0 win.
The Crimson Tide fell to 7-6-1 on the season and 2-4-1 against other Southeastern Conference teams.
Mizzou plays next on Friday, October 14th at 6:30 P.M. at Walton Stadium against the Vanderbilt Commodores.