Kansas Soccer Falls to Texas in Double Overtime
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas’ Kelly Wilson scored with less than two minutes to play in double overtime to lift the Longhorns to a 1-0 win over No. 6 Kansas on Sunday at Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas.
With the loss, Kansas drops to 15-3-0 overall and 7-2 in Big 12 play this season. The Jayhawks can tie Texas A&M for the Big 12 regular season championship by defeating Iowa State in their regular season finale on
Friday. Earlier on Sunday, the Aggies defeated Iowa State to finish their season with an 8-2 Big 12 mark.
Texas (11-5-1, 6-3-1 Big 12) dominated the first half of the match, outshooting the Jayhawks 12-3 and drawing four corner kicks. Kansas was kept in the match by senior goalkeeper Meghan Miller, who collected seven saves in the match, including four in the first half.
At the 108:01 mark of the second overtime period, just 1:59 minutes away from the Jayhawks’ first tie of the season, Wilson delivered the game-winning goal for the Longhorns. The senior forward took a pass from Carrie Schmit and broke past three KU defenders to slide a low shot past Miller for the victory.
“Texas deserved to win today,” said head coach Mark Francis. “We fought hard, but we came out and played a little flat. They jumped on us in the first period. We did a better job in the second half, but they deserved to win today because of all the opportunities chances they were able to create.”
The Jayhawks conclude the regular season on Friday, Oct. 29, as they host the Iowa State Cyclones at 3 p.m. on senior day at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.