Stillwater, Okla. Oklahoma State scored the only goal it would need 11⁄2 minutes in and went on to a 2-0 Big 12 soccer victory over Kansas University on Sunday at the Cowgirl Soccer Complex.
It was KU’s third straight shutout loss.
The Jayhawks fell to 8-8-1 overall, 3-4-0 in the Big 12.
OSU improved to 9-7-2 and 2-3-2.
“I thought we played fairly well today, but when you start off behind the 8-ball 90 seconds in, it makes it really tough on you,” KU coach Mark Francis said. “I can’t fault the girls for the effort they gave today, but we just weren’t tuned in for whatever reason during the first 10 minutes. We need to bounce back and beat TCU on Friday and go have a great week at the conference tournament. If we do that, we’ll keep playing.”
The Cowgirls ended the match outshooting the Jayhawks 15-13, however KU managed to put more shots on target at 4-3. Twenty-nine fouls were called between the two squads in what was a physical match in addition to six yellow cards, four of which were on the Jayhawks.
Kansas will now close out the regular season when the Jayhawks host TCU at 7 p.m. Friday at Rock Chalk Park.
It will be the final home match for seniors Liana Salazar, Ashley Williams and Courtney Dickerson.