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.
Ole Miss meets Mississippi State on the hardwood the for 250th time Wednesday, which makes it the most-played rivalry in the Southeastern Conference. Like the rivalry in football, where the road team last won in 2010, the home team has... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewJan. 20-26, 2015Men's Basketball - Senior guard Jarvis Summers scored 4 points in the final 26.6 seconds to lift Ole Miss to a 72-71 victory over Florida Saturday. Summers scored a team-high 16 points, including... read more
Classes started on the Ole Miss campus this past week, as the men's and women's basketball teams enter the heart of Southeastern Conference play. Some of the spring sports have started their 2015 seasons, while others are gearing up for... read more
Former Ole Miss safety Cody Prewitt capped an impressive week at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, with a game-high five tackles in the game itself Saturday. His former teammate, cornerback Senquez Golson sat out the game with a hamstring... read more
Ole Miss closes out a three-game stretch in which they will have faced three consecutive ranked opponents when they welcome No. 18 Mississippi State on Thursday night. The Rebels are 1-1 through the first two games of the stretch, having... read more
Photo GalleryCody Prewitt and Senquez Golson will represent Ole Miss in the Senior Bowl, which will take place Saturday at 3 p.m. CT from Mobile, Alabama, and will be televised by the NFL Network. The duo have already had a busy... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewJan. 13-19, 2015Men's Basketball - Ole Miss thrashed No. 19 Arkansas 96-82 on Saturday. The Rebels picked up their first true road win over a ranked opponent since 2003 and scored the second-most points ever... read more
The Ole Miss men's and women's basketball teams both made some history, while the men's and women's tennis teams started their spring seasons. National Signing Day (Feb. 4) and the start of baseball season (Feb. 13) are less than a... read more
After an up-and-down non-conference slate that included wins over Creighton, Cincinnati and Oregon, all away from home, and losses to Charleston Southern and Western Kentucky, both at home, Ole Miss learned a lot about itself in the first week of... read more
Ole Miss football finished the 2014 football season with a 9-4 record and a top-20 final national rankings in both polls. The Rebels come in at No. 17 in the Associated Press poll and No. 19 in the Amway Coach... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewJan. 6-12, 2015Women's Basketball - Ole Miss went 2-0 on the week with a road win at Florida and a win at home against Alabama, moving to 13-4 overall and 3-1 in SEC action while... read more
The Ole Miss men's basketball team opened SEC play, while the Ole Miss women's basketball team continued SEC play, as we enter the heart of college basketball season. Over the weekend, the men's and women's teams posted wire-to-wire wins on... read more
Ole Miss looks to reverse history, as the Rebels (9-4) travel to No. 1 Kentucky tonight (6 p.m., SEC Network), the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams. Ole Miss is 0-15 all-time against the nation's top ranked team, last playing... read more