IN-STATE RIVALRY MATCH TAKES PLACE SUNDAY AT WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY SOCCER PARK
ST. LOUIS – September 8, 2023 – In-state bragging rights are on the line as the Mizzou and Missouri State women’s soccer teams square off at World Wide Technology Soccer Park in St. Louis on Sunday, September 10 at 1 p.m. Mizzou (3-1-2) is coming off a Braggin’ Rights win over border rival Illinois, and Missouri State brings an unbeaten record (5-0-2) into this matchup. The soccer showdown represents the first event in the Mizzou to the Lou Series, which will bring multiple Mizzou athletic events to the St. Louis region in the 2023-24 academic year.
“The St. Louis Sports Commission is excited to finally kick off the Mizzou to the Lou Series with an outstanding women’s soccer matchup for the great fans in our region,” said Sports Commission Senior Vice President Chris Roseman. “Having Mizzou soccer playing in our backyard will be the highlight of an entire day of girls soccer games celebrating the tremendous women who play and coach soccer in our community.”
Admission to the game – and parking – are free of charge. The women’s soccer match will coincide with St. Louis Youth Soccer Association (SLYSA) games at WWT Soccer Park, coalescing into an entire day of girls and women’s soccer games being dubbed “Girls Got Game” in St. Louis. Mizzou players and coaches will interact with fans and give away Mizzou swag during a meet and greet Saturday from 4 until 6 p.m. Additionally, Mizzou Soccer is hosting a post-match supporters dinner Sunday at which fans can hear from and interact with players and coaches. The cost to attend the dinner is $25.
“We are thrilled to bring the team to compete in St. Louis,” said Mizzou women’s soccer coach Stefanie Golan, a native of St. Charles, Mo. “When I accepted the job at Mizzou, I said that we want to build this program around players from St. Louis and Kansas City first and foremost, so having an opportunity to compete in front of future Tigers in a soccer crazed city is going to be a tremendous experience for our program.”
The Mizzou women’s soccer roster features four players from the St. Louis area: Freshman Ana DiMaria, sophomore Jessica Larson, freshman Morgan Meador, and junior Leah Selm.
Likewise, the game is a homecoming for 11 players on the Bears’ roster who hail from the St. Louis area, including Missouri State’s leading scorer Gracie English (Belleville East High School) and starting goalkeeper Camielle Day (Fort Zumwalt East High School).
With this soccer game and Mizzou’s football game against Memphis planned for September 23, the Mizzou to the Lou Series is growing and plans to add other sports to the calendar in coming months are in the works. Mizzou Athletics is looking to strengthen its connection with its largest alumni base by bringing more of its sporting events to the St. Louis region.
Additional details on the Mizzou To The Lou series, hosted by the St. Louis Sports Commission, are available by visiting mizzoutothelou.com.