Kansas Soccer Hosts Central Missouri in Saturday's Spring Exhibition Game

April 1, 2011


Kansas soccer will continue the spring 2011 exhibition season Saturday afternoon, when the Jayhawks host Central Missouri in the second spring match of the season.

The Jayhawks are 0-1 in the spring after a 4-3 loss to Nebraska March 5, in the spring-opener. Caroline Kastor was the star of the game scoring twice, while newcomers Shannon Renner and Liana Salazar were impressive in their Jayhawk debuts. Renner, a freshman transfer out of Northern Illinois and a local Overland Park product, scored once while Liana Salazar, a freshman from Bogotá, Colombia, assisted on Renner’s goal as well as one of Kastor’s.

Central Missouri is coming off of a banner year, in which the Jennies went 19-1, won the Mid America Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) title and reach the Sweet 16 in the Division II NCAA Tournament. In 2010, the UCM offense scored 57 goals while a staunch defense gave up just 11. Boasting a roster full of local Kansas City-area products, the Jennies return all but two players from their 2010 conference championship squad, including their top four scorers.

Spring soccer action kicks off at 1 p.m., at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.