SMU Tops Kansas, 2-0

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Sophomore Monica Dolinsky and senior Emily Strinden each put three shots on net, however it was not enough. SMU’s Kim Peabody and Kristin Medeiros tallied goals for SMU as the Mustangs downed Kansas 2-0 in a non-conference soccer match played Sunday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.

The Jayhawks fall to 0-3-1, while SMU improves to 2-0 on the season.

After being outshot by 19th-ranked BYU on Thursday, KU came out firing Sunday against SMU. The Jayhawks more than doubled the Mustangs in shots, but could not find the back of the net.

The Mustangs took just seven shots in the match, but scored in each half.

In the 28th minute, Lauren Shepherd carried the ball down the far sideline and fed Kim Peabody on the far side of the box to give the Mustangs a 1-0 lead. After KU frantically tried for the equalizer, the visitors put the contest away in the 90th minute as Kristin Medeiros converted a misplayed ball in the box for the margin of victory.

The Jayhawks had several chances to even the score in the second half. Following a KU corner kick, Strinden had two shots from inside the 10, but was denied twice by SMU goalkeeper Ashley Gunter, who made eight saves.

Later in the half, junior Sara Rogers connected on a cross, but again Gunter was equal to the task.

Dolinsky led KU with six shots, including three on net, while Strinden put all three of her shots on goal. Kansas outshot the Mustangs 16-7 for the match and had seven corner kicks to SMU’s two.

Senior goalkeeper Colleen Quinn made three saves in defeat.

The Jayhawks will take aim at the top-ranked team in the country on Friday, when they take part in the Portland Invitational. KU will meet No. 1 Portland at 9 p.m. CST.