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Monday, October 5, 2015

KU soccer rips Cyclones, 4-0

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— Four Kansas University players each scored a goal, and sophomore Maddie Dobyns recorded a shutout in goal as the Jayhawks routed Iowa State, 4-0, in Big 12 soccer Sunday at the Cyclone Sports Complex.

Senior Liana Salazar netted the 25th goal of her career and added a pair of assists, junior Jackie Georgoulis headed home her first goal as a Jayhawk, and the freshman duo of Grace Hagan and Parker Roberts scored their fourth and second goals, respectively.

“I thought we played really well today,” KU coach Mark Francis said. “The thing I was more pleased about though was that, we not only played well, but we converted our chances, which we haven’t necessarily been doing recently. The team has been working really hard. We had a lot of people score today which is something that is really encouraging. Today was a good result for us. We really needed it.”

Kansas improved to 6-5-1 overall, 1-1-0 in the Big 12. ISU fell to 5-8-0 and 0-4-0.

Salazar became the fourth player in KU history to amass at least 25 goals and 10 assists in a career.

The 4-0 victory marked KU’s largest margin of victory in league play since Oct. 23, 2011 when KU dispatched of Iowa State 6-1, also in Ames.

Kansas will host Baylor at 7 p.m. Friday at Rock Chalk Park.

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