RCW: Inside Soccer 3.13
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Number BY THE NUMBERS
It took almost 101 minutes, but the Jayhawks finally netted the game-winner to move past their old rival Missouri and book a trip to the NCAA Second Round with their 1-0 double overtime win Sunday at Rock Chalk Park.
Notes QUICK HITS
- The Kansas soccer team notched its first NCAA Tournament victory in eight years Sunday when the Jayhawks dispatched of Missouri in a thrilling double overtime contest, 1-0.
- Junior Lois Heuchan sent in the golden goal in the 101st minute, her third goal of the season and first since her multi-goal outing against TCU on Sept. 30.
- Redshirt freshman Regan Gibbs earned her third start of the season as KU’s goalkeeper. She collected three saves in the victory and posted the first shutout of her young Jayhawk career.
- Kansas and Missouri have now met three times in NCAA Tournament play, with the Jayhawks coming out with wins in two of those meetings.
- KU is one of three Big 12 squads to advance to the Round of 32. West Virginia and Oklahoma also tallied wins in their opening round matches. League foes Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and TCU suffered season-ending losses in the first round.
- The Jayhawks have allowed just one opponent goal in their last 340 minutes of play.
- The victory marked Kansas’ first extra time win of the season. The match also was the program’s first overtime win in an NCAA Tournament match.
- Kansas is now 6-0-3 in matches played on Sundays this year.
- The Jayhawks are 8-2-2 in their last 12 outings at Rock Chalk Park. In those 12 games, KU has a goal differential of +6 and a goals-against average of 0.55.
- Kansas will now face No. 2 seed North Carolina in the second round match Friday. Kickoff from Chapel Hill is slated for 5 p.m. (CT). The meeting will be the first in the programs’ histories.
- A KU victory over the Tar Heels would book the Jayhawks their second trip to the Sweet 16 in program history. Kansas last made it to the third round of the NCAA Tournament in 2003, eventually falling to UCLA, 1-0, in Los Angeles.
- North Carolina (14-3-4) is the winningest program in NCAA DI women’s soccer history, boasting an all-time record of 806-66-35 in 38 years of action.