Monday, August 20, 2012

Kansas soccer falls in OT


Northwestern sophomore Georgia Waddle’s golden goal off of a rebound in the 95th minute lifted the Wildcats past Kansas University, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.

KU fell to 1-1; Northwestern improved to 1-0.

Just five minutes into the overtime period following a corner kick, Northwestern’s Jackie Alyinovich hit a shot that was stopped by KU goalkeeper Kat Liebetrau. However, Liebetrau was unable to control the ball, leaving the rebound for Waddle, who launched in the game-winning goal from six yards out.

The overtime loss was the first for the Jayhawks since the opening match of the 2011 season.

Trailing 1-0 at the intermission, KU tied it early in the second half. Freshman Ashley Williams’ strike off a cross by Caroline Castor in the 49th minute evened the score and was Williams’ second of the weekend.

The Wildcats received a goal from Kate Allen off a cross from K.K. Barr just five minutes into the match.

The Jayhawks had numerous chances in second period, outshooting the visitors 12-5.

Early in the second half, KU senior Amy Grow hit the crossbar with a shot from 25 yards out, while senior defender Shelby Williamson hit the post in the 80th minute with the score still tied at 1.

KU will host Georgia at 5 p.m. Friday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.


Nutflush21 5 years, 9 months ago

"The overtime loss was the first for the Jayhawks since the opening match of the 2011 season."

This sentence makes it sound like KU soccer was in the midst of some long winning streak. Hahaha. It was also an unnecessary sentence because their record is mentioned after the lead...

Jim Pendleton 5 years, 9 months ago

So what was the score of the game? First paragraph says we lost 1-0, yet a couple paragraphs down it indicates we tied the game early in the second half, which suggests maybe the score was 2-1. Soccer generally has so little scoring, you'd think we could the actual score of the game.

kuballhawk 5 years, 9 months ago

Score was 2-1 for Northwestern. Not a great start for KU soccer...

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