Junior Kansas forwards Katie McClure and Taylor Christie were too much for Oregon State to handle Friday night inside Nebraska's Barbara Hibner Stadium. The tandem combined for all three goals in a 3-0 victory.
No. 18 Kansas scored all three goals in the first half, moving to 3-0 on the 2018 season. It is the team's first 3-0 start since 2014.
"I thought we played really well in the first half," head coach Mark Francis said in a team release. "We had eight shots in the first half and we moved the ball really well for the most part. We worked on crossing and finishing in two different training sessions this week, so it was very satisfying for both the staff and the girls to get two goals off of crosses."
McClure, the reigning Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week, wasted no time continuing her hot start to the season. After receiving a pass from junior Elise Reina, McClure was able to shoot past the defenders and score her third goal of the season to give KU an early 1-0 lead just 17 minutes into the match.
About 10 minutes later, McClure sucked the defense away from Christie before feeding her teammate for her second goal of the year in the 28th minute. Christie added her second goal of the night in the 39th minute after a steal in the Oregon State penalty area.