Oct. 25, 2013
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Dominique Richardson struck gold in the 108th minute of double overtime, sliding an entry ball past the diving Kayla King to lift the Missouri Tigers (8-7-2, 4-3-2 SEC) past the University of Kentucky women’s soccer team 2-1 on a crisp Friday night at the UK Soccer Complex.
“There were a few things that led to us losing,” UK head coach Jon Lipsitz said. “We missed four clear breakaways, our lack of discipline led to us being offside nine times and we were soft in the tackle. We lost a lot of 50/50 opportunities and instead of the ball going one way, it went another way and that was clear in the end. If you don’t do better in those details, then you should expect to lose. I think we got what we earned and congratulations to Missouri.”
The Tigers got on the board first, as Lauren Flynn scored her first goal of the season in the 13th minute. Flynn took a pass from Taylor Grant that was slotted in from midfield off a throw in and buried it in the back of the net for the early lead.
Kentucky (12-4-1, 6-3-0 SEC) responded just five minutes later in the 18th minute as senior Caitlin Landis scored her fourth goal of the season to tie the score. Landis received the ball from an entry ball played from wide back Cara Ledman, which was flicked on to Landis from Arin Gilliland. Landis recorded five shots in the match, with four being on goal.
The Wildcats had their chances to take a lead late in regular time, as MU goalkeeper McKenzie Sauerwein made six saves in over 105 minutes in the net, and was also aided by the crossbar once in the early stages of the second half.
Missouri outshot Kentucky 23-17 overall, including a 5-3 margin in the two overtime sessions. Kayla King made four saves for UK.
The loss puts Kentucky 6-3-0 in the Southeastern Conference, as they remain behind conference leader’s Texas A&M and Florida in the hunt for the SEC regular season title.
Friday night’s match was also just the third loss in the last 21 games at the UK Soccer Complex for Kentucky.
Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET, Kentucky will host LSU for the season’s final home match. UK will be honoring its five seniors, Kayla King, Danielle Krohn, Kacie Kumar, Caitlin Landis and Ashley VanLandingham.
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