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MU soccer: Tigers topple Sooners in double overtime

Sunday, September 26, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 1:00 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

Erica Pusch scored the winning goal from 35 yards out, giving the Missouri women’s soccer team a 2-1 double overtime victory against Oklahoma on Friday in Norman, Okla.

In their first Big 12 Conference match of the season, the Tigers (4-4-1) dominated the Sooners (4-2-3) offensively and defensively, but had a hard time getting the ball past Sooners’ goalkeeper Catherine Wade.

With the Tigers trailing 1-0 late in the second half, SheaSwoboda forced overtime by heading Pusch’s corner kick into the Sooners’ goal.

The Tigers nearly scored 10 minutes earlier when Jennifer Nobis’ shot hit the crossbar.

Outshooting the Sooners 8-2, the Tigers did not allow a shot on goal in either overtime. Even with the advantage, it took 83 minutes for the Tigers to finally score.

The Tigers’ lack of scoring has become a common theme .

Despite being fourth in the Big 12 in shots, the Tigers are 10th in goals scored with 11. The team has yet to score more than two goals in a game. Nobis is the only Tiger with more than one goal.

Meanwhile, the Tigers next opponent, Oklahoma State, who they play at 1 p.m. today in Stillwater, Okla., has no trouble scoring.

The Cowgirls (8-0-1) are the Tigers’ opposites offensively, leading the Big 12 with 33 goals. The Cowgirls scored five goals in the first half Friday against Louisiana-Lafayette. After six games this year, the Tigers had only five goals.


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