Mizzou soccer falls to A&M on the road

In the last game of the regular season, the No. 24 ranked Missouri soccer team lost in overtime to the No. 13 ranked Texas A&M Aggies Thursday night in College Station. The Tigers fell to 13-6 overall and 8-5 in the SEC, while Texas A&M improved to 16-3-1 and 10-2-1.

In the first 45 minutes, neither the Tigers nor the Aggies were able to score as play went back and forth. Then, in the 69th minute, Texas A&M’s Annie Kuntz scored to put the Aggies ahead 1-0. Jordan Day, the Aggies’ goalkeeper kept shots from senior Haley Krentz and junior Alyssa Diggs out of the net.

But Day couldn’t hold the Tigers out all night. In the 82nd minute, sophomore Kaysie Clark shot in her fourth goal of the season on a pass from Krentz. The senior has tallied nine assists this year.

Neither team could score in the final minutes, so the game went into overtime. Texas A&M’s Chelsea Jones made the game-winning shot in the 97th minute.

Missouri will travel to Orange Beach, Ala. to begin the 2012 SEC Tournament. The top 10 teams based on winning percentage of conference games, regardless of division, advance to the tournament. After Thursday’s loss, Missouri ranks No. 5 and will face the No. 4 seed Kentucky on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m.

Opening games between the No. 7 and No. 10 and No. 8 and No. 9 seeds will happen on Monday, Oct. 29. Quarterfinal games will be on Wednesday Oct. 31, semifinal games on Friday, Nov. 2 and the championship game on Sunday, Nov. 4.

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