Mizzou Women’s Hoops went on the road and lost to Auburn
It’s been a roller coaster season for the women, they’re now 19-9 and 8-6 in league play after their 58-54 loss to Auburn last night. Sophie Cunningham did her Sophie thing with 19 points, 5 boards and 2 assists, Amber Smith was complimentary with 10 points and 11 boards, and 3 assists. Lauren Aldridge went over 1,000 career points with nine on the night. But the Tigers only shot 25% from deep and couldn’t hold on to a 7 point lead in the early part of the fourth quarter and ended up falling.
All in all, losing on the road to Auburn isn’t that big of a letdown considering they’re 20-7 and now have the same league record, but the bigger loss limped from the floor to the locker room when Akira Levy went down.
So we wait on baited breath to hear the diagnosis for Akira Levy
Levy went down in the early part of the 4th quarter with a knee injury. The loss on the road to a good Auburn team was tough, but will end up being a lot tougher if the injury to Levy turns out to be serious and from what Coach Pingeton said not he radio post-game, she said they expect it to be serious.
#Mizzou guard Akira Levy is one tough basketball player. She was able to walk off the court under her own power after twisting her knee. Levy also encouraged all of her teammates on her way back to the locker room. pic.twitter.com/FauJBfwKCR— Andrew Kauffman (@AndrewABC17) February 25, 2019
So if it’s serious and Levy is out for the remainder of the season, the Tigers already short bench just got shorter. Levy has been a spark plug and energy provider in averaging around 15 minutes per game, so like all injuries to important players Coach Pingeton and her staff will need everyone to step up to fill the loss.
Wrestling notched big win over Iowa State
Iowa State came into the match ranked No. 11 in the country, and they weren’t quite good enough to take down the No. 5 Tigers. The win for Mizzou officially wrapped up the 2018-19 season and gave them a final record of 16-1. The results from MUTigers.com:
- 285 Pounds – #19 Zach Elam (19-8) vs. Gannon Gremmel (24-10) – L, 5-3 (SV-2) | 0-3
- 125 Pounds – Dack Punke (9-8) vs. No. 16 Alex Mackall (21-8) – L, 4-2 (1:21 RT) | 0-6
- 133 Pounds – #10 John Erneste (15-4) vs. No. 8 Austin Gomez (17-4) – W, 22-6, Technical Fall (6:20) | 5-6
- 141 Pounds – #3 Jaydin Eierman (20-3) vs. No. 12 Ian Parker (21-4) – W, Fall (4:35) | 11-6
- 149 Pounds – #5 Brock Mauller (25-2) vs. No. 13 Jarrett Degen (23-4) – L, 11-4 (1:51 RT) | 11-9
- 157 Pounds – #12 Jarrett Jacques (23-6) vs. Chase Straw (16-10) – W, 5-2 | 14-9
- 165 Pounds – #13 Connor Flynn (17-6) vs. Logan Schumacher (15-10) - W, 4-2 (1:13 RT) | 17-9
- 174 Pounds – #2 Daniel Lewis (21-1) vs. Marcus Coleman (24-9) – W, Fall (2:03) | 23-9
- 184 Pounds – #17 Dylan Wisman (13-7) vs. No. 17 Sam Colbray (21-6) – L, 3-2 | 23-12
- 197 Pounds – #18 Wyatt Koelling (17-9) vs. No. 5 Willie Miklus (18-2) – L, 4-0 | 23-15
TigerStyle will be off next week as they prepare for the MAC Championships starting March 8th.
Yesterday at Rock M
- Mizzou Baseball knocked Rhode Island around the park in Fort Myers, FL by a score of 7-0. The win evened the Tigers record at 4-4 and wrapped up their Florida trip to open the season. Tomorrow Mizzou opens their season at home against Alabama A&M.
- Meanwhile Softball split their games on Saturday, dropping the early contest to No. 5 Washington, before running New Mexico State off the diamond with a 15-0 finish. The ladies are off to a solid start record wise at 9-5 after going just 1-3 in the Mary Nutter Classic in California.
- Women’s Tennis also beat the pants off Missouri State on Saturday and moved to 10-1 on the season.