Kansas Soccer Splits a Pair

March 30, 2008


Sophomores Kim Boyer and Shannon McCabe each tallied a pair of goals as the Kansas soccer team split a pair of exhibition matches at the Nebraska Soccer Field Sunday. KU defeated the host Cornhuskers, 4-3 before falling to Minnesota, 1-0. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

“It was a good outing for us,” Jayhawks head coach Mark Francis said. “We had some individuals step up and play well today. I thought we competed a lot better today than we did in our first spring game (against Missouri State).”

In the first game, KU scored a pair of first half goals and then rallied for two second half scores after Nebraska tied the match at 2-2. Boyer, a sophomore from Arvada, Colo., tallied the game-winner with just over 10 minutes remaining in the match.

KU fell to the Golden Gophers by a 1-0 score in the second match.

“We played the two games back-to-back, so our kids kind of ran out of gas in the second half,” Francis said.

Junior goalkeeper Julie Hanley played between the pipes in both matches.

The Jayhawks will continue its spring action Saturday with exhibition matches against Drake and Iowa at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex. KU will meet the Bulldogs at 10:30 a.m., and the Hawkeyes at 2:30 p.m. Admission to both matches is free of charge.