The Missouri women’s golf team’s season is off to a strong start.

How strong? It recorded its third-best 54-hole team score in team history this week.

Sophomore Jessica Yuen led the Tigers with a career-low score of 204 (70-65-69), good enough for third overall among 71 golfers at the Jim West Challenge in The Woodlands, Texas.

“It was arguably one of Jess Yuen’s best tournament performances to date against some of the highest ranked players in the country,” coach Stephanie Priesmeyer said in a statement.

Yuen finished with 13 birdies during the tournament. It was Missouri’s second-best three-round finish in program history.

Junior Emma Allen finished with a 210.

Up next, Missouri heads to the Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship on Monday and Tuesday in Knoxville, Tenn.

 

Soccer

The Tigers ended a five-match winless streak this weekend as they edged San Diego State 2-1 on Sunday in Columbia.

It was Missouri’s first victory since Aug. 28 in a 2-0 victory over Iowa State.

The Tigers had one tie and four losses in the five matches before facing San Diego State.

“This was a huge win for our team considering the adversities we’ve faced as a team in the past couple weeks,” freshman midfielder Lindsey Whitmore said after the game. “This win here is just going to give us the momentum we need to go against Georgia Friday night and for the rest of the season.”

San Diego State scored the first goal, but freshmen Mo Adesanmi and Tess Rellihan responded with goals.

Rellihan’s two goals tie her for a team-high in goals. Senior Jessica Johnson also has two.

The Tigers lost to Northwestern 2-1 last Thursday. Johnson scored Missouri’s goal.

Missouri begins conference play with a game against Georgia at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Audrey J. Walton Stadium in Columbia.

 

Volleyball

Missouri is still in search of a victory against a ranked team.

The Tigers had two opportunities last weekend and lost both, as No. 15 San Diego and No. 18 Utah defeated them 3-0 Saturday at the Utah Classic in Salt Lake City. Missouri defeated Green Bay 3-1 on Friday.

“I was disappointed in how we let that first set slip away, and that really altered the entire match,” coach Wayne Kreklow said about the loss to San Diego. “These morning matches are tough to get everyone ready to go, and we had a chance to jump on a Top 25 team and get an early lead and let it slip away.”

Alyssa Munlyn received all-tournament honors for the second consecutive weekend. It’s largely thanks to her blocking abilities — Munlyn has registered 56 blocks, the ninth most in the country.

Up next, the Tigers travel to Reno, Nev., for the Nevada Tournament. Missouri will face Pepperdine at noon and Nevada at 8:30 p.m. Friday. The Tigers play Sacramento State at noon Saturday.

It will be the Missouri’s second matchup against Sacramento State this season. The Tigers defeated the Hornets 3-1 on Sept. 1.