Tigers soccer team No. 6 in Big 12 poll

Friday, August 20, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 9:21 a.m. CDT, Saturday, July 5, 2008

The Missouri soccer team is ranked sixth in the Big 12 Conference preseason coaches’ poll. The Tigers’ Melissa Peabody, a senior forward, and Elyse Nikonchuk, a sophomore midfielder, were named to the Preseason All-Big 12 team.

Texas A&M is the top ranked team, earning 10 first-place votes. Texas was ranked second, and Colorado third.

Peabody was second on the team in scoring last season with eight goals and six assists for 22 points. She had the winning assist against Eastern Illinois in the Tigers first NCAA Tournament victory.

Nikonchuk was fourth on the team last season with 10 points and was selected to the U.S. under-19 national team.

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