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Soccer Impresses In Draw With No. 13 South Carolina On Senior Day, 1-1

Soccer Senior Day 2023

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri soccer team played to a draw against the No. 13 South Carolina Gamecocks on Sunday, Oct. 8, by a score of 1-1. The Tigers move to 5-5-2 for their 2023 campaign, including a 1-4-1 record in SEC play. The tie moves South Carolina to 8-1-4 on their season. Both teams finished the match with 12 shots and six corners.


To open the match, the Tigers made Carolina work early, logging a pair of shots at the 15 minute mark, with both junior Milena Fischer and sophomore Keegan Good pressuring the Gamecock goalkeeper. Mizzou would continue their hot start, posting two more shots in the half, while handling every threat from the opposition. South Carolina would make a push late, but couldn’t find the back of the net, keeping the game scoreless heading into the break.

Coming out of the half, Carolina would swing momentum in their direction, however redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Bella Hollenbach would hold firm in the net, turning away an attempt from Gamecock forward Corinna Zullo. Hollenbach would stop two more Gamecock chances soon after, but South Carolina would break through in the 62nd minute, as an unlucky deflection ended up in the back of the Tigers net and put them down 1-0. MU would quickly get a pair of corner kicks, but failed to convert their chances. After more back-and-forth play, Mizzou would get another corner kick, and sophomore Scarlett Thomas would catch the Carolina goalkeeper out of position and score the equalizer in the 77th minute. Neither squad would find the game-winning goal, as the match ended in a 1-1 tie.


  • The draw brings the Tigers all-time series versus South Carolina to 3-9-1. MU is 1-4-1 at home in the series.

  • Thomas logged her first career start in the match, and scored her first career goal while playing all 90 minutes. 

  • Mizzou was not called offside the entire match.

  • Hollenbach nabbed six saves in the match, and brought her total up to 34 for the 2023 campaign.

  • Sophomore Kylee Simmons logged four shots against the Gamecocks, just one shy of her season-best five shots, which she recorded in the Tigers’ matchup with Missouri State (Sept. 10). Sunday’s game marks the fourth game of the season the sophomore registered four-plus shots. 


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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