University of Missouri

Missouri’s Kaitlyn Clark wins SEC freshman of the week honor

Missouri freshman midfielder Kaitlyn Clark was chosen Monday as the SEC women’s soccer freshman of the week.

Clark, a Liberty graduate, scored her first career goal Friday as the Tigers opened conference play with a 3-1 home win against LSU. Her goal stood up as the game-winner.

Clark also had an assist — again the first of her career — on Missouri’s first goal.

Clark’s former Liberty teammate, Texas A&M senior forward Shea Groom, was the SEC’s offensive player of the week.

Groom scored three goals in a 3-0 win Thursday against Tennessee. It was her second career hat trick.

Missouri returns to action with a pair of tough road games Friday at No. 14 South Carolina and Sunday at No. 7 Florida, a match that will be televised on ESPNU and the SEC Network.

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