Friday, November 8, 2019

KU soccer advances to Big 12 championship with double overtime win over OSU


Eva Elíasdóttir’s golden goal in the final minute of double overtime propelled No. 21 Kansas past No. 10 Oklahoma State, 2-1, Friday night in the Big 12 Championship semifinal at Swope Soccer Village.

With the victory, KU advances to the championship match for the second time in program history. The fifth-seeded Jayhawks will meet No. 6 seed TCU at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

The win moved Kansas to 14-4-3 on the year and extended its unbeaten streak to eight games, tying a program best. The league’s regular-season champion and top-seeded Oklahoma State suffered its first loss in nine matches and fell to 15-2-3 in its 2019 campaign.

It was a less than ideal start for the Jayhawks, who conceded the match’s opening goal just 65 seconds after the opening kick. Kansas responded, however, as KU’s Sam Barnett leveled the score less than six minutes later.

Elíasdóttir’s first goal of the season and third of her career served as the signature blow. It moved the Jayhawks to their first Big 12 Championship match since 2015. It also gave KU its first win over a top-10 team since 2017.


David Kelley-Wood 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Boy, that was an exciting one. Solid overall team play, along with some great saves by Sarah Peters did the trick. Congratulations, Jayhawks.

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