Advertisement

Monday, August 24, 2009

Kansas soccer wins opener

Advertisement

— Junior Erin Ellefson and freshman Whitney Berry recorded goals, and red-shirt freshman goalkeeper Kat Liebetrau posted a shutout in her first collegiate start as Kansas University held off Drake, 2-0, in the Jayhawks’ season-opener Sunday at Drake Stadium.

Kansas won its first match of the season for the third time in the last four years. The Bulldogs fell to 1-1.

The Jayhawks held Drake to just one shot on goal, a blast from 25 yards out midway through the second half.

The Jayhawks scored first late in the first half, as Ellefson tallied her second career goal. The third-year midfielder took a long cross from fellow junior Lauren Jackson deep in the box, and after a spin move, fired a shot into the near side of the goal at 40:50.

Early in the second half, KU put the game away as Berry and senior Shannon McCabe combined for a goal. After a pass to the far side of the box by Berry, McCabe fired a shot that was deflected by a defender. However, the ball found Berry’s foot as the freshman tapped it in at 57:04 to increase the lead to 2-0.

The Kansas backline held the Bulldogs to just six shots on the day.

KU’s offense was paced by Berry’s five shots, two of which were on net. As a team, the Jayhawks outshot the Bulldogs, 17-6.

Kansas will face Pepperdine at 4:30 p.m. Friday in Knoxville, Tenn. The contest will be part of the Lady Vol Invite.

Comments

MinnesotaJay 11 years, 11 months ago

Good going, 'Hawks. Pepperdine will be the next victim!

Commenting has been disabled for this item.