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Soccer Wraps Up 2023 With Pink Out Game Versus No. 25 Alabama

Soccer Team Cheering 2023

GAME 17: Missouri (5-8-3) vs. Omaha (10-4-4)
Game Details Thursday, Oct. 26 • 5:30 p.m. • Columbia, Mo. • Walton Soccer Stadium
Game Coverage SEC Network+ | Live Stats
Game Notes Missouri | Alabama
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COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri plays its last game of the season at home against No. 16 Alabama on Thursday, Oct.  26, at 5:30 p.m. The game will be streamed on SEC Network for all fans to follow the action from Walton Stadium.


  • Mizzou soccer suffered a tough loss in Lexington on Sunday, Oct. 22, 1-0. While the Tigers outshot the Wildcats, 11-7, and both were tied for shots on goal, UK held on to its early lead after scoring in the fifth minute. 
  • With the Tigers down 1-0, junior Milena Fischer had the Tigers’ best opportunity of the day in the 85th minute, but a tremendous save had MU coming up empty-handed. 
  • Sophomore Bella Hollenbach made an imperative save in the 77th minute to keep UK from lengthening their lead.


  • Redshirt sophomore Bella Hollenbach continues to keep the games close for Mizzou in net, averaging 3.83 saves per game, which ranks second in the Southeastern Conference. 
  • Hollenbach has totaled 46 saves this season and holds a .708 save percentage, which ranks sixth and eighth, respectively. 


  • Sophomore Kylee Simmons is currently tied for 15th in the country in shooting accuracy, with 11 goals on 38 shot attempts. 
  • Furthermore, of the 44 shot attempts, Simmons has had 28 on goal and registered a season-high four shots on goal at Creighton on Aug. 8. 
  • Moreover, the sophomore leads the SEC in points (24), points per game (1.50), goals (11) and goals per game (.69).


  • Missouri is 4-4 against the Alabama Crimson Tide all-time, most recently falling 2-1 in Tuscaloosa during the 2021 season.
  • The last win for Mizzou over Alabama came in Columbia on Oct. 19, 2017. The Tigers topped the Crimson Tide 3-1. 


  • Alabama enters the match with a 10-4-4 record, dropping its most recent game against Mississippi State on Oct. 22, 2-0. 
  • Forward Gianna Paul leads the team with 17 points (eight goals, one assist). Additionally, Paul is one of two players for Kentucky that has totaled double-digit points this season. Felicia Knox has 12 points this season, with four goals and four assists. 
  • Graduate Student Dylan Pixton has 27 saves this year, leading the Crimson Tide with a .771 save percentage.  


• GOALS: Kylee Simmons (11)


• POINTS: Kylee Simmons (24)

• SAVES: Bella Hollenbach (46)


  • The Southeastern Conference announced its 2023 fall television schedule, including three nationally televised games for Mizzou soccer. The contests against Illinois (Sept. 7), Arkansas (Sept. 28) and Kentucky (Oct. 26) have been designated  for the SEC Network, while the remaining home games will be streamed on SEC Network+. 


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