A strong showing by Missouri, led by freshman Julissa Cisneros, was put to waste by the foul, which allowed LSU senior Alex Thomas to send her team to the quarterfinals.
The Tigers will face LSU in the tournament’s opening round on Sunday at 1 p.m. after two losses around the league bailed out Missouri to get the last spot.
The Tigers came up big on Senior Day for the second year in a row, but they still have work to do in order to reach the SEC Tournament.
The Tigers broke their three game losing streak in a strong showing on Senior Day, their final regular season game at Walton.
The loss leaves the Tigers fighting for their SEC tournament lives as the regular season hits its final two games.
The senior’s father talked about her passion for soccer, beginnings in the sport and accomplishments off the field.
Blitz’s red card Sunday came less than thirty seconds after Julissa Cisneros netted the Tigers’ lone goal.
The Tigers have struggled against conference competitors ever since their season opener against Kentucky, but Julissa Cisneros may have jump started a change in momentum.
The Tigers remain unbeaten against the Rebels since joining the SEC in 2012.
The Tigers dropped into 11th place in the Southeastern Conference with Thursday’s result.