Kansas Soccer Defeats Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Home Opener

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Senior goalkeeper Meghan Miller collected her third consecutive shutout as Kansas soccer outlasted Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1-0, on Friday in the first day of the KUStore.com Crimson & Blue Invitational at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.

Kansas (3-0) controlled the flow early on in the contest, holding a 7-3 shot advantage in the first half. The Jayhawks finally got on the board at the 27:59 mark of the first half when sophomore midfielder Nicole Cauzillo took a pass from fellow sophomore Jessica Kilpatrick and ripped a shot past Panther goalie Kerri St. Aubin.

Miller, who made only one save before halftime, was challenged in the second half as Wisconsin-Milwaukee began to apply more offensive pressure. Miller turned away all five of the Panther’s shots in the period to
preserve the 1-0 KU victory and increase her shutout streak to 270:00 minutes this season.

“The difference in the game tonight was Meghan,” head coach Mark Francis said. “Without her in goal tonight we don’t win this game.”

On Sunday, the Jayhawks are back in action concluding the KUStore.com Crimson & Blue Invitational by facing the Saint Louis Billikens at 2:30 p.m. at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex. Prior to the KU match, Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Mississippi State will face off in a game at noon.