Wisconsin had a 19-14 lead in the first game but Mizzou came back to tie the game at 23 and pull ahead to win, out-blocking Wisconsin 7-1 in the game. Wisconsin fell behind in the second game and, although the Badgers were down by one at 26-25, they couldn't get past the Tigers. Like in the third game, Wisconsin held a lead at 13-8 but the Tigers rallied and tied the game at 20 and again at 28 before making two kills that gave them the win.
Leaders for Wisconsin included redshirt freshman middle blocker/outside hitter Audra Jeffers (13 kills), sophomore middle blocker Taylor Reineke (.360 attack percentage; 12 kills), sophomore setter Jackie Simpson (42 assists) and sophomore outside hitter Jocelyn Wack (12 digs).
As a team, Wisconsin was out-blocked 13-7 and recorded two aces and seven errors to Mizzou's five and two, respectively.
Wisconsin (5-1), though, recovered to defeat Montana State 30-19, 30-21, 30-13 Saturday night, to finish second in the tournament.
The Badgers out-blocked Montana State 14-4 with help from Reineke, who had 10 blocks in the match. Jeffers again led the way with 17 kills and a .467 attack percentage, while the Badgers recorded 46 kills to Montana State's 25. Wack contributed a match-high 18 digs and Carlini added 10.
Jeffers and Simpson, who had 39 assists against Montana State, earned all-tournament honors.
Women's soccer: Wisconsin falls 5-1; wins 2-1 at invite
The No. 13 Wisconsin women's soccer team was defeated 5-1 by No. 7 Portland at the Nike Invitational in Portland Friday night. UW true freshman forward Sandy Jorgenson scored Wisconsin's only goal. Jorgenson's goal came at 89:36 in the 90-minute game.
Sophomore netminder Lynn Murray stopped seven shots and teammate Stefani Szczechowski also played. Portland goalie Cori Alexander had one save, as Portland out-shot Wisconsin 23-8.
Preiss' goal came four minutes into the game, following a cross from Kabellis and senior midfielder Marisa Brown. Preiss returned the favor midway through the first period, when Kabellis scored her goal after taking a cross from Preiss. Kabellis finished the game with five shots on goal.
Washington's Melissa Beal added a goal at 50:26.
Murray finished with four saves and one goal allowed, while Washington netminder Kelsey Rasmussen had four saves. The Huskies out-shot the Badgers 13-10.
Wisconsin senior defender Jessica Ring was issued a red card at 55:20.
Wisconsin (4-1-1) will host Brigham Young, Colgate and UW-Milwaukee for the Big Toe Invitational next weekend.
Women's cross country: Badgers win first meet
Members of the Wisconsin women's cross country team won the Carroll College Invitational Saturday in Waukesha, the first meet of the season. Wisconsin runners placed first, third, fourth, fifth and sixth, for a 19-point tally.
Freshman Ashley Benson won the race in 18 minutes, 56 seconds, while freshman Kara Tauchman placed third overall in 19:35. Freshmen Marie Borner (fourth in 19:38), Sarah Hurley (fifth in 19:55) and Sara McKinley (sixth in 19:55) all scored points for Wisconsin. Other top 10 finishers included: Emma Tauchman (eighth in 20:31), Kira Cerroni (ninth in 20:40) and Maggie Collison (10th in 20:46).
Wisconsin next competes at the Midwest Collegiate Invitational in Kenosha Sept. 17.
Badger men's soccer slips by Oakland
The Wisconsin men's soccer team defeated Oakland 2-1 Sunday at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Classic in Milwaukee.
Sophomore midfielder/forward Dirk Pearson notched Wisconsin's first goal in the 29th minute, with an assist from junior midfielder/defender Aaron Hohlbein. Junior forward/midfielder Reid Johnson scored his goal in the 55th minute off assists from junior forward Matthew Jelacic and sophomore midfielder Erik Ortega. Oakland's Chris Edwards scored a goal early in the second half, tying the game before Johnson's goal.
Wisconsin was out-shot 15-12 but its only two shots on goal went in. Wisconsin junior goalie Jake Settle had six saves on seven shots.
Freshman midfielder Kenny Dix and Hohlbein were named to the all-tournament team.