San Antonio Kansas University freshman goalkeeper Kat Liebetrau’s save on Texas Tech midfielder Maggie Fete — the Red Raiders’ fifth shooter in the shootout — on Monday at the Blossom Soccer Complex advanced the Jayhawks to the quarterfinal round of the Big 12 soccer tournament.
The match, which officially goes down as a 1-1 tie, was a play-in match to determine the No. 8 seed in the conference tournament.
After the teams played 110 minutes of soccer tied 1-1, the match moved to a shootout. Kansas’ Emily Cressy, Monica Dolinsky, Whitney Berry, Kim Boyer and Shelby Williamson all connected on their chances from the penalty-kick line. Tech made its first four chances, before Liebetrau made a sprawling save to the far post on Fete’s shot.
The Jayhawks move to 12-7-2 overall, while Tech finishes the season at 8-8-4. KU advances to meet top seed Missouri at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Berry scored the Jayhawks’ goal in the first half.