Mizzou Women's Soccer Team Scores Additional SEC Honors

3 years 1 month 6 days ago October 29, 2013 Oct 29, 2013 Tuesday, October 29 2013 Tuesday, October 29, 2013 5:15:00 PM CDT in Sports
By: Brianna Stubler, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - The SEC named a Missouri Tiger as Defensive Player of the week as of Monday, October 28.

The conference honored Redshirt junior McKenzie Sauerwein this week after a win against the University of Kentucky on Friday, October 25, and her effort in the University of Tennessee game on Sunday, October 27.

She kept out shots from Kentucky's strong offense for 108 minutes and victory looked close for the black and gold. With two minutes left, the Wildcats scored, but she rallied the Tigers to keep attacking on offense, where they scored twice and won the game in double overtime.

In her last game, Sauerwein only let in one goal all game. She broke Mizzou's career saves record by one save over the weekend, ending with 296. Her current saves percentage is .821.

Originally a redshirt freshman that started 20 out of 21 games, this Tiger has a history of achievement at the University of Missouri. She played the full 90 minutes for every game last year in her 14-7-1 season, ranking second in Mizzou's books for number of games won.

The Tigers are now ranked eighth in the SEC with a record of 8-7-3 and 4-3-3 in conference games. The team has one conference game left to play, against the University of Arkansas Thursday, October 31.

The results of the last game will determine where the Tigers will finish in the rankings, which can still be anywhere from 6th to 10th place.

If they win, Sauerwein will tie with the previous Mizzou record of 35 career wins.

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