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Jayhawk underclassmen have scored 10 of KU’s 11 goals this season. Seven of those 10 goals have been netted by true freshmen. KU underclassmen have also accounted for over half of Kansas’ 139 shots this season and have played over 37 percent of the team’s minutes so far in 2016.
- Kansas completed its first perfect weekend of the season with wins over Pittsburgh and UMKC last Friday and Sunday. The two wins moved KU to 5-2-1 with two more nonconference matches remaining this season.
- The Jayhawks have reeled off six unbeaten results over their last seven outings. KU’s lone loss in that time frame was a 1-0 loss at Nebraska when the Huskers scored with just 25 second remaining in double overtime.
- Last weekend KU outscored its opponents 5-1, with five different Jayhawks scoring each goal, and outshot its two opponents by a tally of 38-13, including a 17-2 mark in the first halves of the two matches.
- Senior Jackie Georgoulis turned in a goal and two assists in KU’s 3-0 win at UMKC Sunday night.
- After scoring just four times over its first five matches of the year, the KU offense has come alive, netting seven goals in its last three outings.
- Sophomore Grace Hagan posted her second-consecutive match with a goal and an assist in the Jayhawks’ 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh Friday night. Hagan leads the KU offense with three goals and three assists this season.
- Freshman Mandi Duggan notched her third game-winning goal in the 81st minute in Kansas’ win over Pitt. The Aurora, Colorado native has three game-winners already this season and needs just one more to tie the program record for game-winning goals scored by a freshman.
- Since allowing two goals in the first 70 minutes of the year in the season-opening loss to Minnesota on Aug. 19, the Jayhawks have allowed just four goals in the 690 minutes since, good for a goals-against average of 0.52 in that span.
- Kansas is tallying 17.4 shots per game, which ranks 40th in the NCAA and fourth in the Big 12. The Jayhawks’ 139 shots are the team’s second-most through eight games over the last 10 seasons.
- Since its heartbreaking double overtime loss to Nebraska on Sept. 2, Kansas has won three-straight matches, has outscored its opponents 7-2, is outshooting opponents by an average of 18.7-5.3 and is boasting a goals-against average of 0.67.
- KU will close out the nonconference portion of the season when it heads to southern California this weekend to take on the USC Trojans and Pepperdine Waves. The Jayhawks are 9-6-0 all-time in the state of California, which includes a 9-4-0 mark in the regular season inside the Golden State.