COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Rebels jumped out to an early lead, but succumbed to a second half rally from the 16th-ranked team in the country as Ole Miss (8-2, 1-2 SEC) fell to No. 16 Missouri (8-1, 3-0 SEC) on Friday night.
It was the first conference road trip of the season for the Rebels, who are at the start of a four-game road swing in SEC play.
Bethany Bunker scored her first career goal in the first half, giving the Rebels the lead early in the first half. The second half rally from the home-standing Tigers proved to be too much as an opportunistic Missouri team converted on two scoring chances inside the box down the stretch.
"It was a good game," said Ole Miss head coach Matthew Mott. "We scored a good goal early and we played a good first half. The second half we came out and couldn't get a hold of the ball. It was a growing up moment for us on the road in front of 1,500 crazy fans and a hostile environment. We needed to find that second goal and we couldn't do it. This is a tough place to play and Missouri is the 16th-ranked team for a reason."
Bunker got the Rebels on the board in the 12th minute when she took a cross from Souza inside the box and put it in the back of the net. Souza brought the ball down the far side of the field dribbling past defenders and into the box before sending the cross to Bunker who came crashing in from the near side and delivered the goal.
Missouri got on the board in the 63rd minute when Abi Raymer got lost in a crowd of players in the box and took a cross from within the box from Haley Krentz. The Tigers' assist leader set a solid pass in for Raymer who put the ball in the net to even the score at one.
The Tigers took the lead in the 79th minute when Lauren Flynn took a fortuitous bounce off a ball cleared in front of the goal and put it back in the net to put Missouri on top 2-1. The Tigers sent the ball in off a corner kick from the far side that was cleared by the Rebel defense, but it bounced around in the box, landing in front of Flynn who took the shot for the lead.
Arkansas jumped out to a 17-0 in the first quarter and took advantage of six Ole Miss turnovers on the way to a 30-0 shutout win Saturday in Fayetteville."I was concerned all week, for whatever reason, that we weren't totally... read more
Three areas to watch as No. 8 Ole Miss travels to Arkansas in its final road game of the regular season Saturday. Slowing the Hogs' Ground Attack The extra week of preparation, defensive coordinator Dave Wommack said, should prove beneficial... read more
It's sometimes easy to forget where the Ole Miss football program was just three short years ago, when Hugh Freeze was interviewing for the head coaching position. The Rebels had won just two games in 2011 and had lost 14... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 10-16, 2014Women's Basketball- The Ole Miss women's basketball team opened up the 2014-15 season with two wins over the weekend. The Rebels took down Grambling 92-67 in the season opener on Friday and followed... read more
The Ole Miss football team was off, but it was a busy week in Ole Miss athletics nevertheless, as the men's and women's basketball teams opened their respective seasons. Here are some thoughts and opinions on the week that was:-... read more
No. 10 Ole Miss was without several starters and regular contributors against Presbyterian, and many others were limited. But given an extra week of rest, head coach Hugh Freeze said he expects everyone, with the exception of the players out... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 3-9, 2014Football- Ole Miss took a break from the rugged Southeastern Conference and earned a 48-0 shutout win over Presbyterian on Saturday.- It was the Rebels' first shutout since beating Tulane 39-0 in 2012.-... read more
Austin Miller handled all of this week's edition of the Observations from the Best Seat in the House. Check out what he had to say below:- The nation's best scoring defense finally got its first shutout of the season, as... read more
Ole Miss racked up the second-most yards in school history, totaling 640 yards, including 402 yards on the ground, in a 48-0 rout of Presbyterian. The Rebels were able to limit the reps for several players in the contest, with... read more
Three areas to watch as No. 11 Ole Miss hosts FCS opponent Presbyterian in its final non-conference matchup of the regular season. Execute, Stay Heathy Saturday's game with Presbyterian is more about Ole Miss than its opponent, as the team's... read more
With injuries mounting on both sides of the ball, Saturday's game against Presbyterian presents an opportunity for young players and backups to gain experience and make an impression on the coaching staff. Among those injured players, head coach Hugh Freeze... read more
A question we keep hearing is what needs to happen in order for the Rebels to get to the SEC Championship game. It's pretty simple, just cheer for the home team. The lone exception to that notion is Ole Miss'... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewOct. 27-Nov. 2, 2014Football- No. 4 Ole Miss lost a heartbreaker to No. 3 Auburn on Saturday night, 35-31.- In addition to losing the game, the Rebels lost star receiver Laquon Treadwell on what looked... read more