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Number BY THE NUMBERS
Nine different Jayhawks have had their hand in at least one of the team’s goals thus far in 2016, either scoring or assisting. A total of 15 players have managed to tally multiple shots and, while sophomore Grace Hagan and freshman Katie McClure have notched over a quarter of the team’s total shots (27), seven of their teammates can boast adding five or more attempts to the team’s total of 101.
Notes QUICK HITS
- The Jayhawks recently concluded a 1-1-0 weekend after a pair of matches in Lincoln, Nebraska. KU topped Valparaiso 2-1 Sunday morning after it dropped a 1-0 heartbreaker versus Nebraska in the final minute of double overtime Friday night.
- Kansas sits 3-2-1 after its first three weeks of regular-season play, which marks the eighth time in nine seasons the Jayhawks have posted a .500 winning percentage or better over its first six outings.
- Sophomore Grace Hagan posted a goal and an assist in KU’s Sunday morning victory over Valparaiso. The outing marked the second match of her career with both a goal and an assist.
- Nebraska scored the golden goal with less than 30 seconds remaining in double overtime to hand KU its second loss of the year. The goal, which came at 109:34, was the latest ever conceded by a Jayhawk squad since the current overtime procedure was established in 2002.
- Jayhawk underclassmen have already been a big part of the team as they have played nearly 37 percent of the minutes through the first six games. Each of KU’s six goals have also been scored by underclassmen, four of which have been netted by freshmen.
- Kansas has allowed multiple opponent goals just once over its last 10 matches dating back to last season.
- Three of the Jayhawks’ six goals this year have come within the first 20 minutes of action. Last year, KU put in just two goals within the opening 20 minutes of a match.
- The Jayhawks have posted 101 shots over their first six outings this year. That marks just the second time over its last 10 seasons that KU has surpassed the 100-shot mark prior to its seventh game of the season. KU is averaging 16.8 shots per match.
- KU has already tallied 51 corner kicks this season, a mark that leads all Big 12 squads. If Kansas continues this 8.5 per game pace, the Jayhawks would tally over 150 corner kicks in the regular season. The program record is 128 (in 2005).
- Five of the Jayhawks’ next seven matches are away from home, but the Jayhawks are boasting a regular-season road record of 11-9-2 since the start of last season.