KU Midfielder Robbins Closes Out U-20 World Cup

Aug. 27, 2012

SAITAMA, Japan – Kansas senior midfielder Sarah Robbins closed out her U-20 World Cup experience Monday playing all 90 minutes in Canada’s loss to Korea DPR 2-1 in the final match of group play at the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup at Komaba Stadium.

Robbins, a 5-foot-6 senior midfielder from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, started all three U-20 World Cup matches and played all 90 minutes in each. In Monday’s match against the North Koreans her Canadian team got out to a solid start, taking a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute. The Koreans tied the score 20 minutes later and the two teams entered halftime deadlocked at 1-1.

Robbins’ defensive efforts kept her team in the match in the second period until the Koreans grabbed the lead late on a penalty kick in the 78th minute. Canada was unable to even the score before full time, which handed the team their second loss of the tournament.

The result left Canada just three points shy from advancing into the elimination round, finishing third in Group C with three points.

Robbins was one of 21 players on Canada’s roster and also played for the Canadian U-20 National Team during a European tour earlier this summer. She was also a pool player for the U-17 Canadian National Team in 2008 and was invited to participate in the U-20 camp in 2010.

Robbins has played in 35 matches during her time with the Jayhawks, logging over 1,500 minutes of field time. The senior is a four-time member of the Athletic Director’s and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls at KU.