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Sunday, August 30, 2015

KU soccer edges UNT

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— Freshman Anna Courtney knocked in the game-winner in the 76th minute to give Kansas University a 2-1 soccer victory over North Texas on Sunday inside the Mean Green Soccer Complex.

Sophomore Lois Heuchan assisted on both the Jayhawks’ goals as KU concluded its first perfect weekend of the season.

“I’m really proud of the kids,” Kansas coach Mark Francis said. “Coming into this weekend, I was hoping we could pick it up in terms of our finishing, and I thought Friday and today we were very much improved in those areas.

“Offensively, this weekend was a big step forward for us.”

Kansas improved to 2-1-1, while North Texas fell to 3-1-0.

Liana Salazar gave the Jayhawks a 1-0 lead in the 35th minute when she scored her first goal of the season.

The Jayhawks outshot the Mean Green 13-3 over the first 45 minutes and had a 5-2 advantage in shots on goal.

Kansas also tallied five corner kicks while North Texas produced just one in the first frame.

North Texas leveled the score at 1 just four minutes into the second half.

Kansas will host Santa Clara at 5 p.m. Friday at Rock Chalk Park.

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