The No. 7 South Carolina women’s soccer team won 1-0 over Missouri Friday night in Columbia, Missouri.
The score for the Gamecocks was in the 57th minute by Luciana Zullo. The goal was Zullo’s fourth on the season and was assisted on by Ryan Gareis.
"She's been so much more aggressive with her runs to the goal," head coach Shelley Smith said about Zullo in a press release. "Instead of always being the one to set up a goal, she's been better at getting on the end of services.
Throughout the game South Carolina pressed offensively as shown by its hefty advantages in shots and shots on goal at 16 and five respectively, while Missouri tallied seven and one.
Defensively, Missouri had over twice as many fouls as South Carolina, tallying 13 compared to the Gamecocks' six. The Tigers' goalkeeper, McKenna Sheehan, recorded four saves, compared to Mikayla Krzeczowski of South Carolina, who saved one shot for the Gamecocks. Both keepers played the full 90 minutes.
South Carolina now moves to 10-1 on the season and 4-0 in SEC conference play. The Gamecocks topped their season average of 13.7 shots per game in the contest to 14.
The Gamecocks were under their season scoring average of two and a half goals per game with only one score. This is the women’s seventh shutout of the season.
"Getting a win on the road in the SEC is always tough," Smith said. "Credit to Missouri, I thought they made it difficult to play against, they showed how dangerous their attackers can be.
The Gamecocks have now won four games in a rows. Their longest streak was six at the beginning of the season.
South Carolina extended its current win streak against Missouri to four and have not lost a game in the series since the streak began in 2015.
The Gamecocks will continue their current road trip, as they travel to Lexington, Kentucky for a game against the Kentucky Wildcats on Thursday, Oct. 10.