...Mizzou misses out on the SEC title because of a saved PK with six minutes left in OT. UGH.
MUtigers.com: @MizzouSoccer Earns 1-1 Draw Against Texas A&M in Regular Season Finale
The Trib: MU soccer team ties A&M, settles for second place in SEC
The Missourian: Missouri soccer ties Texas A&M, falls short of SEC title
Lauren Flynn on Candace Johnson, whose PK was saved by the A&M keeper in 2nd OT: "She’s saved us more times than probably ...— Blake Toppmeyer (@btoppmeyer) October 30, 2015
... any other one person on the field, so there’s absolutely nothing for her to worry about.— Blake Toppmeyer (@btoppmeyer) October 30, 2015
Reagan Russell on the tie: "I’m proud of how we played. Obviously I’m not too happy about the result, but they did the work to stop us."— Blake Toppmeyer (@btoppmeyer) October 30, 2015
Flynn on tie: "It’s just really hard right now to lose like that. I thought we played our best & kind of deserved to win, but that’s sports"— Blake Toppmeyer (@btoppmeyer) October 30, 2015
Second-seeded Missouri awaits LSU-Kentucky winner. Tigers beat UK and lost to LSU this year https://t.co/SKPtKgtbVQ— Blake Toppmeyer (@btoppmeyer) October 30, 2015
7 days to Missouri Western ... and 0 to the Black & Gold Game
If everything goes as we predict, Missouri sits at 10-and-13 with the toss-up games remaining. Here are those games: Wofford, one in Kansas City (either K-State or Northwestern), NC State, at South Carolina, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, at Alabama, Texas A&M.
That gives Mizzou eight toss-up games prior to the SEC Tournament. Normally, you would anticipate a team going about .500 in toss-up games. If that holds, it would put the Tigers at 14-and-17 heading to Nashville.
Kim Anderson already got a chance to watch them compete against another team away from public view last Saturday, reportedly against Creighton ... and with a lopsided final score, according to Creighton Rivals.com site BluejayBanter.com. [...]
Phillips is one of four freshmen, along with two junior college transfers, among the Tigers' 12 scholarship players, and the scrimmage represented the first time for all of them to face Division I competition. That fact wasn't lost on Anderson as he considered how they performed in a matchup with a team that went 14-19 last season and has been picked to finish ninth in Big East Conference preseason coaches' poll.
"The thing when we started the game Saturday is that I looked at my staff after about three possessions, and I said, ‘We’ve got to play harder. We have to play harder,’ " he said.
The frontcourt added two imports in 6-10 junior college transfer Russell Woods and 6-7 high school forward Kevin Puryear. Both are expected to play prominent roles from the season’s opening tip.
The Tigers also return 6-10 Ryan Rosburg, the team’s only senior, plus sophomores Jakeenan Gant (6-8) and D’Angelo Allen (6-7). Like Puryear, Gant and Allen are skilled enough to see time at small forward, but with MU’s shallow pool of big men, they’ll be needed inside, too.
It's a football bye week, so coaches are out on the road. Let's head to PowerMizzou for some updates.
PowerMizzou: COACHES ON ROAD FOR BYE WEEK
PowerMizzou: BASKETBALL RECRUITING - & FOOTBALL RECRUITING Q&A: 10/27
PowerMizzou: Okwuegbunam solid despite pressure
PowerMizzou: Roach has two SEC visits in mind