Kansas soccer tops Valparaiso

Sunday, September 4, 2016

— Sophomore Grace Hagan scored the game-winning goal and also had an assist as Kansas’ soccer team defeated Valparaiso, 2-1, on Sunday.

The Jayhawks improved to 3-2-1, and Valparaiso fell to 2-4-0.

Katie McClure scored KU’s first goal in the opening half.

“I didn’t think we were very good today,” KU coach Mark Francis said. “The intensity was fine, we definitely had some flashes of brilliance and we’re happy to come away with the result, but our quality is well below where we expect it right now. Luckily there is still a lot of soccer to be played this season and that means we have a lot more opportunities to go out there and show what I think we’re capable of.”

Kansas will return home to meet Pittsburgh at 7 p.m. Friday at Rock Chalk Park.