After Mizzou Soccer jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first half, Iowa responded with two unanswered goals, defeating the Tigers, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon at Walton Stadium. With the loss, Mizzou falls to 1-1-0 while Iowa improves to 1-1-0.
Senior Melanie Donaldson (Florissant, Mo.) found the back of the net in the 17th minute of the first half. Donaldson headed the ball in from the front of the net after a corner kick deflected off the cross bar. The goal was Donaldson’s first of the season and seventh of her career. Read more at Mizzou Soccer
PHOTO GALLERY – Mizzou hosts Iowa
This is an early pass, I’ll have more photos tomorrow with more after resolving a digital card failure.
Donaldson was one of four women with St. Louis playing ties that started the match today. Freshman Sarah Luebbert (Jefferson City/SLSG SC) up top with sophomore Bethany Coons (Union/LF Wipke) along with freshman Anna Fricke (Nerinx Hall/SLSG ECNL) in the central defense made for strong representation. Luebbert saw two balls ring off the crossbar today as the Tigers came out and dominated possesion in the first half. A couple of defensive breakdowns lead to man-advantage for the Hawkeyes and they converted two of the four chances they had.
I spent some time with Donaldson post-game to talk about how her career has developed and the soccer goals she has for the future. Check out the video below and the photo gallery at the bottom of the page.
In Friday’s opener, the Tiger’s came back from an 0-2 deficit to win 3-2 against the University of Central Arkansas. The game-winner was scored by freshman Sarah Luebbert (Jeff City/SLSG)000