No. 18 Jayhawk Soccer Suffers 2-1 Setback
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Junior Monica Dolinsky scored a goal on a penalty kick and recorded seven shots, but it was not enough. Loyola-Chicago’s Laura Trevillian’s header in the 65th minute proved to be the game-winner as the Ramblers upset the 18th-ranked Jayhawks, 2-1 at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex Sunday afternoon.
The loss snaps KU’s five-match winning streak, dropping the Jayhawks to 5-1, while Loyola improves to 3-5.
Despite outshooting the visitors, 19-7, the Jayhawks suffered their first loss of the 2008 season. Dolinsky recorded Kansas’ only tally of the afternoon, hitting a penalty kick in the 80th minute following a handball in the box.
The Jayhawks collected eight shots on goal in the match, but were held to just one goal.
Unlike Kansas, Loyola took advantage of the few opportunities it had. In the first half, Rambler forward Cynthia Morote-Ariza played give-and-go with Jackie Vera, producing a Vera goal from 15 yards out in the 29th minute.
Loyola took a 2-0 lead in the 65th minute, as Trevillian made a long run to finish a Vera cross from the near sideline. It marked the first time this season, KU has trailed by more than one goal.
KU had several golden opportunities in the match, including a Katie Williams shot from 10 yards out following a Jayhawk corner kick that had to be knocked away by a defender.
The Jayhawks posted 19 shots and had a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks. Dolinsky led the way with seven shots, including four on net.
Kansas (5-1) will travel to UCF in its next action, Friday at 6 p.m. CDT.