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Root scores her third goal in last three games


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September 10, 2017 (Columbia, Mo.) - San Diego State took an early 1-0 lead in the first half, but could not hold on as Missouri rallied to win, 2-1, Sunday night at Walton Stadium. The Aztecs fell to 3-4 on the season, while the Tigers improved to 3-4-1.

SDSU took a 1-0 lead in the sixth minute when Esther Arnarsdottir fired a shot that hit the post and the rebound went straight to true freshman classmate Mia Root, who posted her third goal of the season and third in her last three games.

San Diego State carried its one-goal advantage late into the first half, but Missouri got on the board in the 36th minute when Tess Rellihan sent a well-struck ball into the upper right corner of the net to level the score. Madison Lewis assisted on the goal.

The Tigers later took the lead in the in the 69th minute when Lindsey Whitmore tapped in her shot into an open-faced net. SDSU searched for the equalizer in the final 21 minutes, but was unsuccessful as it finished its road trip with a 1-1 record after defeating No. 22 Nebraska on Friday.

The Aztecs, who outshot the Tigers, 11-7, in the first half, ended the game with a 19-15 advantage in shots. San Diego State doubled Missouri’s shots-on-goal total, as well, putting eight on target compared to MU’s four. SDSU also attempted 11 corner kicks, four more than the Tigers.

Nikolina Musto led the Aztecs with five shots and three shots on goal. Aliyah Utush, meanwhile, attempted four shots. Goalkeeper Gabby English made two saves in net.

SDSU returns home to prepare for next Friday’s road test at Texas Tech. The game is set for 7 p.m. CT in Lubbock, Texas and will stream live on

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