Tuesday, November 8, 2011

KU soccer gets bid to NCAA Tournament


For the fifth time in program history, Kansas University’s soccer team will play in the NCAA Tournament.

The Jayhawks will host Georgia in a first-round NCAA game at noon Sunday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.

Kansas will make its first appearance in the tournament since 2008 and fifth in the 15-year history of the program. The Jayhawks (11-8-1) finished seventh in the Big 12 Conference this season.

At the Big 12 Championship last week, KU fell in penalty kicks to No. 2 seed and eventual champion Texas A&M; following a 3-3 tie after two overtime periods.

“I’m really excited for the players,” said KU coach Mark Francis, who is 4-4 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, all at KU. “They deserve to go to the tournament, and I’m extremely happy for them more than anything. They’re a fun group that has done everything we have asked of them.”

The winner of the KU-Georgia contest will play the winner of top-seeded Duke-Radford on Nov. 18.

Georgia earned an at-large bid after going 12-6-2 in regular-season play. The Bulldogs lead the all-time series with KU, 2-0. The teams last met on Aug. 29, 2010, when Georgia defeated the Jayhawks, 5-0. Georgia also won 3-0 in the first meeting on Sept. 17, 1999.


Code_2008 10 years, 6 months ago

Good Luck Girls.

Let's get a win here at home!

eastcoasthawk 10 years, 6 months ago

Way to go Lady Hawks! Stick it to the Dawgs on Sunday!

Dyrk Dugan 10 years, 6 months ago

great news at making the NCAAs! let's do it proud and win this match on the home turf. Go Jayhawks!

ahpersecoachingexperience 10 years, 6 months ago

Sounds like soccer. Everybody gets a medal, everybody playes the same amount of time, every seventh place team in the league gets to host an NCAA tournament game, pass the orange slices.

rafters 10 years, 6 months ago

Apherse, Wow what a horrible Tuesday for you. This team lost yet had basically beaten the big 12 champ and winner over the #2 team in the country. Idiot. Are you going to hit a child today? Starve a kitten? You're pathetic and you know it. You've not amounted to anything in your own life other than posting anonymously on a message board about 18- 22 year old girls who go to school work harder than you ever have in your life at anything. Pathetic. I don't even care about the soccer team, what did they do to you? Cut your daughter? Not go out on a date with you? It's because they have achieved a little bit of something and you were picked on your whole life and never even got an also ran? I feel sorry for your family and anyone who has to come in contact with you in the "real world". I'm sure their lives are hell and you are aborting their dreams and ruining any chance at happiness. You are a stain. A nothing. Just using up oxygen and resources. Pathetic.

ahpersecoachingexperience 10 years, 6 months ago

This team lost to the #2 team in the country and, uh, forgot to uh, mention uh, seven other teams this season. 3 games over .500 should never be deserving of a tournament bid (except the NIT) or satisfaction from a fan base. But it will warrant a contract extension from our athletic department. And save wack child and animal abuse takes. Step them up to showering at Penn state if you want to step to my level. Drop a "giggity" after talking about working hard. And yes, no soccer player would go on a date with me because, eh-hem, let's just say they are not interested.

texashawk10 10 years, 6 months ago

I bet you would enjoy being in a shower with Sandusky.

rafters 10 years, 6 months ago

Yes, reference child abuse. I expect nothing less from you apherse. This is your life. How proud you must be. "Takes"? Call Rome and get rejected again pal.You really got me bud. You're pathetic.

rafters 10 years, 6 months ago

More specifically, referencing the sexual assualt of a child is not a take. It makes you a f** piece of sh%@. Not funny at all tough guy.

texashawk10 10 years, 6 months ago

This team can score on just about anyone, and with half decent goalkeeping they could pull an upset in the second round. This is a team whose major contributors are almost exclusively freshmen and sophomores so this team should keep getting better for the next 2-3 years.

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