Women's Soccer Preview - 08/22/2010

Bonnick is one of the best scorers in the country. Photo from Jeff Lautenberger.

After an easy victory over Iona, the Terps have a tougher opponent ahead of them in reigning Big 12 champions Missouri. The Tigers were 13-6-3 last season, including 7-1-2 in conference, but did not qualify for the NCAAs after being knocked out in the second round of the Big 12 tournament. In this year’s preseason Big12 coaches’ poll, Missouri was picked to finish third.

Missouri drew 2-2 in their exhibition against Illinois, and were rained out against Belmont in their first regular season game – down 1-0 when the game was postponed. The Tigers are lead by senior forward Alysha Bonnick, a first team All-Big 12 selection last season who has averaged 10 goals per season with Missouri. The matchup between forwards in Bonnick and Maryland’s Jasmyne Spencer will be an incredibly exciting one to watch. Last year’s top scorer, Kristin Andrighetto, is no longer with the program after graduating, and Missouri only has four returning starters from last season.

Terp Record: 1-0 (0-0)

Opponent: Missouri Tigers (Big 12) 0-0 (0–0)

Location: College Park, MD

Time: 11:00 AM ET

Coverage: Ludwig Field, GameTracker

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