⚽ KU Earns 2-1 Victory Against Nebraska in Spring Exhibition

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Kansas Jayhawks played their fourth exhibition of the spring on Saturday afternoon at Rock Chalk Park and came out with a 2-1 win against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

After a scoreless first half, the Jayhawks broke through for the first goal. Shira Elinav was able to put one in the back of the net with an assist from Brie Severns. Severns shot the ball and Elinav was able score off a deflection to take a 1-0 lead.

With the game tied 1-1, Severns scored the game-winning goal on a header off a free kick from Moira Kelley.

Kansas will play its final spring exhibition game at Rock Chalk Park on Sunday against Minnesota at 12 p.m. CT


Head coach Mark Francis

“In the first half, we didn’t adjust well the first 20 minutes to the pressure Nebraska put on us. The last 20 to 25 minutes of the first half we put some really strong possessions together and created several opportunities.

The second half was a different story. We made some adjustments at halftime and played through their pressure very well. We created numerous opportunities and probably could have had 4-5 goals off of good chances that we had. We were happy to get the win after Nebraska tied the game in the second half. A good performance overall and I’m very happy with the group at this point as we finish out the spring this next week.”