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THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Tigers continue winning season

Sunday, September 8, 2013 | 7:44 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Missouri's football team dominated the headlines this week with its second win of the season over the Toledo Rockets and Missouri women's soccer lost both games at Texas A&M tournament.

Missouri Tigers cruise to victory over Toledo Rockets

Missouri continued its winning streak on Saturday with a 38-23 victory over Toledo. Defensive lineman Markus Goldman was the star of the game, pushing the Tigers to a 24-9 lead with his 70-yard end-zone sprint across the field.

Other highlights of the game: Middle linebacker and senior captain Andrew Wilson was flagged and ultimately ejected from the game for targeting a Toledo player's head with his arm, and Toledo running back David Fluellen kept the Tigers on their feet by accumulating 214 yards on 27 touches. 

Missouri women's volleyball remains undefeated

Missouri's women's volleyball team is off to its best start since 2005 with an 8-0 record. The Tigers scored their most recent victory against Colgate University on Saturday, winning all three of their matches against the team (25-16, 25-18, 25-14), thanks in part to senior Lisa Henning's 17 kills.

Next weekend, the Tigers will play North Carolina State, Rice University and Houston Baptist at the Rice Invitational.

Missouri soccer drops both games at Texas A&M tournament

The Missouri women's soccer team fell to San Diego 2-1 in overtime Sunday at the Texas A&M tournament in College Station, Texas. The Tigers also dropped their first game in the tournament to Baylor 2-1 on Friday night.

The team returns home to play Eastern Illinois on Friday.

Former MU director of football operations dies

Curtis Jones Jr., who served as the university's director of football operations from 1999 to 2000, died Thursday at 40. Jones had several family ties to Missouri football —his father was former Missouri assistant football coach Curtis Jones, and he was the brother of former Missouri quarterback Corby Jones. During his role as director, he was responsible for operating the athletics department's student services division and overseeing the football team's academic support.  

Supervising editor is Elizabeth Stephens.


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