Soccer Slips Past Central Missouri in Second Half for 3-2 Win

April 2, 2011

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas Soccer scored three goals in the final 20 minutes of the Jayhawks’ second spring match of the year to lift KU to a 3-2 win over Central Missouri, Saturday afternoon at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.

Whitney Berry, Amy Grow and Caroline Kastor each scored for the Jayhawks, who are now 1-1 for the spring 2011 exhibition season. The goal was Kastor’s third this spring, as the freshman scored twice in the first game against Nebraska.

“It was a great comeback, so that was awesome,” said head coach Mark Francis. “We didn’t give up, we kept going.”

Berry first cut the UCM lead, and Grow then tied the game when her free kick found the net. Kastor then won the game for KU when she headed in a Berry corner kick.

“We’re doing a better job offensively,” Francis said. “We scored three goals today and we scored three goals against Nebraska and we created a lot of chances today, as well.”

Francis said defense will be emphasized next weekend, when KU faces Minnesota and Iowa in the Big 12/Big 10 Spring Challenge.

“We gave up less opportunities today, but the ones that they had they did really well with,” Francis said. “I think going into next weekend, the big thing with us is going to be restricting opportunities for the opponent.

The Jayhawks will welcome the Golden Gophers, the Hawkeyes and Big 12 foe Iowa State to the Jayhawk Soccer Complex Saturday. KU will face Minnesota and Iowa with the first match scheduled for 11:45 a.m., and the second at 3:15 p.m.