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Number BY THE NUMBERS
The Jayhawks have already seen seven different players log 1,000 minutes or more through the first 15 matches of the year. Eighteen different Jayhawks have seen action in 10 or more of those 15 contests.
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- The Jayhawks moved to 8-4-3 and 3-1-1 in the Big 12 after a loss to No. 3 West Virginia and a draw with Oklahoma State last weekend.
- Kansas has secured 10 points in league play through its first five Big 12 matches, which matches its total after all eight games a season ago.
- Sophomore Grace Hagan scored her team-leading sixth goal of the year in the tie with Oklahoma State Sunday. Hagan’s six goals rank her fourth in the Big 12 this season.
- The KU-OSU match featured 43 fouls between the two teams, as well as eight yellow cards. Kansas’ 16 fouls were a season high.
- With her 87 minutes logged against Oklahoma State Sunday, senior Tayler Estrada surpassed the career 6,000-minute milestone. Only nine other Jayhawks in program history have tallied 6,000 minutes or more in their careers.
- Kansas is now 6-2-2 in its last 10 outings at Rock Chalk Park. In those 10 matches, KU holds a goal differential of +4 and a goals-against average of 0.68.
- Junior goalkeeper Maddie Dobyns’ goals-against average is now 0.76, the third-lowest among Big 12 goalkeepers who have played 900 minutes or more. If the season ended today, the mark would rank as the second-lowest goals-against average by a KU keeper in a season.
- Kansas has allowed one opponent goal or fewer in 13 of its 15 outings this season.
- The Jayhawks’ only two losses over their last 10 outings came to teams currently ranked in the NSCAA top-10. KU fell to No. 7 Southern California on Sept. 16 and dropped a 1-0 match to No. 3 West Virginia on Oct. 7.
- In their first three conference games at Rock Chalk Park, the Jayhawks have averaged an attendance of nearly 1,400 fans.
- Kansas opponents are putting less than 36 percent of their shots on target, the second-lowest mark achieved by a Big 12 team at this point in the season.
- The Jayhawks are tallying 16 shots per match, the second most by a Big 12 team this year. KU is on pace to post more than 300 shots in a season for the second-straight season.
- Kansas will now have 12 days off before its next match. The Jayhawks will journey to take on the Oklahoma Sooners in Norman on Oct. 21 before taking on Baylor two days later in Waco.