Zach Nisson scored six goals for the Tigers—including three unassisted—in Sunday’s win over Texas Christian.
After a long bus ride from Columbia, the men came out ready to play Sunday, scoring two quick goals to get the advantage. They rode that emotional high for the rest of the game, scoring six goals before TCU every got on the board. Even before halftime Coach Keith Euker was slowing the offense down a bit to work on some plays.
The Tigers took an 8-1 lead into the half and started the third period much like the first — with several quick goals. The team scored consistently in the first three quarters, with four goals in each.
Statistically, this was an above average game in most categories for the Tigers.
Mizzou is averaging 12 points per game while giving up only six goals against.
Nisson lead all scorers with six points, all on goals, no assists. Jake Huebert and Logan Parker both had two points on two goals. Matt Vollmer had one goal and one assist, Walter Reilly and Alex Domino both added a goal each. Gerry Leonard and Chris Heim each had an assist.
In net Sean Hogarty had 12 saves with just two goals scored against. He bolstered the team with a save percentage of 86. Domino saw some game time at goalie during the fourth quarter, making one save and allowing two goals.
Ground balls have been a priority for the team this year and they won big there, 42-15. Chris Heim picked up six ground balls.
At the face-off position, James Stannard made 48 percent, lower than average for him.
The man-down defense killed all three penalties faced.
The Tigers next face Southern Methodist University Tuesday at 7 p.m.