Jayhawks blank Wildcats in Sunflower Showdown

Friday, October 18, 2019

The game winner came just two minutes in, but the Kansas women’s soccer team added two more goals for good measure to claim a 3-0 win Friday night over in-state rival Kansas State at Rock Chalk Park.

Junior midfielder Ceri Holland’s goal at the 43:22 mark of the first half came on a backside run that caught the Wildcats (3-10-2) by surprise.

That lead held up to halftime, and Kansas added two more goals in the second half to secure bragging rights.

Senior forward Katie McClure scored both of KU’s second-half goals, and both were assisted by freshman midfielder Ebba Costow.

Friday’s victory — the seventh shutout of the season by the KU defense — pushed the Jayhawks to 11-4-1 on the season, with three games remaining on their regular season schedule.

Kansas now leads the still-young soccer version of the Sunflower Showdown 2-1. Friday marked the first time that a home team won in the series.

Next up, KU will host West Virginia at 7 p.m. Thursday.