Jayhawks blow past Sooners in overtime, 1-0

NORMAN, Okla. – Jayhawk junior Mandi Duggan netted the golden goal in the ninth minute of overtime to lift Kansas soccer to a 1-0 victory over the Oklahoma Sooners Thursday night at John Crain Field. The goal was Duggan’s fourth in three games in help KU claim its first overtime win of the season.

The Jayhawks moved to 10-4-0 on the year, while jumping to 2-2-0 in league play. The Sooners fell to 6-5-3 in 2018, with a 1-2-0 mark in the Big 12

After an evenly matched 90 minutes of regulation which saw neither team able to find the back of the net, the Jayhawks found themselves in their first overtime match of the year, heading into the extra time against a team that was playing in its eighth overtime of the season.

Just like much of regulation, both teams were quick to get up and down the field and create chances during the majority of the first overtime period, until senior Katie McClure found an opening near the top of the Oklahoma box and let loose a rocket that appeared to be headed for her 10th goal of the season. The ball slammed off the crossbar but bounced to an open Duggan who made the adjustment to poke the rebound into the back of the Sooner goal and end the game all at once.

The goal in the 99th minute marked Duggan’s fourth in three games and handed OU just its second overtime loss of the year in eight tries.

The Sooners held the advantage in the shot count at 16-10, however KU’s sophomore goalkeeper Sarah Peters tallied a season-high six saves to keep the home side off the board and collect the Jayhawks’ sixth shutout of the season.

The Jayhawks will take on the No. 14-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders in Lubbock on Oct. 13. Kickoff from John Walker Soccer Complex is slated for 1 p.m.

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