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Soccer Draws Even Versus Omaha with Late Goal


COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri soccer team ended their contest in a 2-2 draw against the University of Nebraska-Omaha at Audrey J. Walton Soccer Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 24th. 


After an early Omaha (1-0-2) goal, freshman Brianna Buels got the Tigers (2-0-1) on the board with her first career goal. The assist came from classmate Olivia Chianelli, the first of her career. Omaha quickly regained a 2-1 lead at the 19th minute and held their advantage into the break. 

Mizzou capitalized with a persistent second-half attack, just past the 70-minute mark, with a game-tying goal off the foot of sophomore Elena Zuchowski. The unassisted equalizer was Zuchowski’s first of the 2023 campaign.

The Tigers outshot the Mavericks 19-5 and totaled 13 shots on goal, marking a season high. Mizzou came with a flurry of late chances in a strong effort to come away with the win but could not put one in the back of the net to break the tie. 


  • Buels recorded the first goal of her collegiate career
  • Zuchowski scored her first goal of the season
  • The Tigers produced a season-high 13 shots on goal
  • Chianelli’s assist was the first of her collegiate career
  • Senior Grace Pettet logged 90 minutes of action for the 3rd time this season, while classmate Rachel Kutella played the full 90 minutes for the second time in 2023
  • Zuchowski saw action for 57 minutes, marking her season high
  • Sophomore Keegan Good recorded a season-high 57 minutes
  • Tied a season-high six corner kicks 
  • Mizzou held Omaha to 5 shots on goal, the lowest number the Mavericks have recorded this season


The Tigers head back to the Cornhusker State for a non-conference matchup with Nebraska on Thursday, Aug. 31. Opening kick from Lincoln, Neb. is set for 7:05 p.m. CT.


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