Oct. 27, 2013
COLUMBIA, Mo. --Cheyenne Spade scored in the 61st minute off a rebound, Missouri evened the match off a penalty kick in the 80th minute and Tennessee settled for a 1-1, double-overtime tie against the Tigers on Sunday at Walton Stadium.
With the tie, Tennessee is now 7-7-4 and 2-6-3 in SEC play. Missouri is now 8-7-3 and 4-3-3 in conference matches.
In the 61st minute, Tori Bailey sent in a cross deep along the Mizzou back line. With the ball deep in traffic, Katie Lenz fired a shot off the post and Spade followed with a rebound shot into the lower right side of the goal.
Mizzou got the first good look of the match in the third minutes when Dominique Richardson fired a from outside the box.
Tennessee got into a great offensive rhythm around five minutes in. In the eighth minute, Aaran Parry, making her first collegiate start, had a header attempt go wide off a free kick by Michele Christy.
The Tigers had a great look in the 10th minute when a soft lob played forward into the box. Danielle Nottingham took a shot with two UT defenders closing that sailed high over Julie Eckel and the crossbar.
In the 11th minute, Caroline Brown was deep in the box and had a shot on the ground saved by McKenzie Sauerwein near the center of the net. With traffic in the box, Bailey had a shot blocked in the 12th minute.
Eckel made a good save on a header attempt by Reagan Russell in the 13th minute and MU had two more attempts outside the box in the next four minutes. Danielle Nottingham sent a shot wide in the 15th minute and Taylor Grant had two shots turned away in the 22nd and 23rd minutes.
In the 25th minute, Parry was tackled near the box on the far side and a yellow card was issued to Mizzou's Erin Webb. Off the free kick, Brown had a shot blocked by the wall and Cheyenne Spade tried to send a ball through the middle of the box off the rebound but Sauerwein was there to cover.
The Tigers had an 8-6 edge on shots heading into halftime.
Mizzou came out firing in the second half. Erin Webb sent a shot high over the crossbar in the 49th minute. Melanie Donaldson fired wide right in the 50th and Kaysie Clark was wide left in the 51st.
UT had a great opportunity in the 54th minute. Off a UT throw-in near the far side of the box, Caroline Brown and CC Cobb had good position inside. Cobb took a shot from about four yards out on a soft touch but Sauerwein was there to cover.
Brittney Wade played the ball forward and ripped a shot that went high in the 59th minute as UT tried to mix up its attack.
Tennessee's offensive pressure right after that helped create the possession deep in MU territory and Lenz and Spade played heads-up soccer deep near the net to punch in the go-ahead score in the 61st minute.
Things got ugly in the 74th minute. Taylor Grant and Allie Sirna were battling for the ball near the Tennessee back line when Sirna cleared it and both players got tangled up. Grant started a fight with Sirna and was issued a red card. Caroline Capocaccia was issued a yellow card during the tussle.
In the 80th minute, Missouri's Candace Johnson was fouled in the box. On the ensuing penalty kick, Johnson put it past Eckel's right to tie the match at 1-1.
Cali Hutson applied great pressure up top in the final seven minutes. UT pieced together a good string of possession in the 84th minute with Hutson heading a shot wide off a corner kick. Hutson fired a shot on the ground wide. Hutson had another shot from inside the box go high over the crossbar in the 86th minute.
Tennessee's best shot in the first overtime period came in the 95th minute. Sirna sent a great ball in from midfield over the Missouri defense to find Brown in the front of the box. With defenders closing, Brown's touch to the goal went high over the crossbar.
With under six minutes left the second overtime, Brown had a ball deep in the box and had a cross broken up. Players scrambled for the ball, but Mizzou got there first to protect its deepest part of the field.
Tennessee will conclude its 2013 regular season on the road against Vanderbilt on Thursday, Oct. 31.