MO State HS Sports

Soccer Battles But Falls Short At Ole Miss, 2-1

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OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Missouri soccer team lost a challenging game at Ole Miss on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2-1. Mizzou (5-5-2, 1-4-0) was outshot by the Rebels (6-4-2, 2-2-1) 14-7 while being down a player for 70 minutes.


It was Ole Miss with the first offensive attack after the whistle, but Missouri earned the first corner. In the 13th minute, sophomore Kylee Simmons made a penalty kick after being tripped in the box. Simmons buried her 10th goal of the season to put Mizzou up 1-0. Shortly after, senior Rachel Kutella was given a red card in the 20th minute, forcing the Tigers to play with 10 players for the remainder of the game. The Rebels then tied the match in the 27th minute as the game remained deadlocked at one all.

In the second half, Missouri continued to battle, but Ole Miss struck next, scoring in the 86th minute to go up 2-1. The Tigers fought back with three scoring threats and a shot on goal in the remaining 13 minutes of play, however Mizzou could not find the tying goal. 


  • With the loss, Missouri’s all-time record against Ole Miss moves to 5-3-2 and marks the first Tiger loss to the Rebels in Oxford, Miss. in regulation in program history.
  • Simmons’ goal marked her 10th of the season and made her the first Tiger to earn double-digit goals in a season since Julissa Cisneros scored 11 in 2019.
  • Additionally, the Simmons goal came off a penalty kick, the second the sophomore has made this season.
  • Sophomore Scarlett Thomas played in the first game of her career, totaling 70 minutes after the Kutella red card.


Mizzou heads to Nashville to challenge Vanderbilt on Friday, Oct. 13. Action in Vanderbilt Soccer Complex is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT and can be streamed on SEC Network+. 


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