Kansas Shuts Out San Diego, 1-0
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Freshman Missy Geha’s first career goal just 3:51 into the match was all the University of Kansas needed to beat the University of San Diego, 1-0, on Friday night in San Diego, Calif.
“I thought the team played extremely well defensively,” commented head coach Mark Francis “It was a very good win for us especially being on the road on their field.”
The Jayhawks came out of the gates firing as they recorded four shots in the first three and a half minutes. After USD’s goalkeeper stopped a shot by Jessica Bush, KU was awarded a corner kick. Bush took the corner and played it to Holly Gault, the junior sent the ball over to Geha who placed it in the top-right corner of the goal from 16 yards out.
San Diego would have several chances to tie the match but sophomore goalkeeper Colleen Quinn recorded a career-high seven saves. With 12-seconds left in the match, the Toreros sent one final ball into the box but KU’s Michelle Rasmussen was there to thwart the attack and preserve the victory.
Kansas improves to 3-1-1 on the season and will face #12 Pepperdine on Sunday at noon in San Diego.
Match Notes: The 7:30 p.m. local start was KU’s first night match of the season … Colleen Quinn recorded her third shutout in a row and lowered her goals against average to 0.77.
For more post-match comments from Mark Francis, call the Kansas Soccer Hotline at (785) 864-7700.