MSU soccer team picks up point in season after tying Ole Miss

Staff Writer

There may not have been very much about Sunday's 1-1 tie against Ole Miss that pleased the Mississippi State Bulldogs very much.

What that result did do, however, was earn the Bulldogs a valuable point when it comes to possibly making the Southeastern Conference Tournament this season.

"All in all, it wasn't a bad day," MSU soccer coach Tom Anagnost said. "We got a point against a top 25 team. I look at it as we've grown. Hopefully, we can build on it."

With the tie, the Bulldogs are 8-4-4 overall and 2-4-3 in the SEC, while the Rebels now stand 10-4-3 overall and 3-4-2 in the league.

State was able to score the first goal with 9:18 remaining in the first half as Brooke McKee found the back of the net for her eighth score of the season. Mallory Eubanks was credited with the assist.

The Bulldogs took a 1-0 advantage into the halftime intermission.

As rain picked up in intensity throughout the second half, Ole Miss was able to get the tying goal from CeCe Kizer off an assist by Gabby Little.

That was the final score by either team as the two rivals battle through two physical and intense overtimes to arrive at the tie.

Anagnost gave credit to the Rebels and was pleased the Bulldogs were able to do enough to force a draw.

"We tied avery good team," Anagnost said. "They are definitely a very strong soccer team with some excellent players."

MSU will go on the road for its final regular season match against nationally-ranked Texas A&M on Thursday.