No. 14 Jayhawks blanked by No. 7 BYU, 2-0

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The No. 14 Kansas Jayhawks struggled to mount a comeback on a night where the ball wasn’t bouncing their way and fell, 2-0, to the No. 7 BYU Cougars on Thursday night at Rock Chalk Park.

The loss gave KU its first at Rock Chalk Park this season, and dropped the Jayhawks’ record to 7-2-0 on the year. BYU remained undefeated, moving to 7-0-0 in its 2019 campaign.

Both teams came out strong in the start of the match, but the Cougars stole most of the momentum right out of the gate, tallying nine shots in the first period. The combination of a strong Kansas defense and clutch saves by goalkeeper Sarah Peters held BYU back in the half.

The Cougars stormed out of the locker room and were on the attack right away, scoring the first goal of the night just 30 seconds after the restart. BYU then struck again two minutes later, with Mikayla Colohan striking from 25 yards out to hand her team a commanding two-goal lead with 43 minutes remaining.

It was a frustrating night for the Jayhawks, as they couldn’t get a shot in the back of the net on 11 attempts. KU hit the woodwork three times in the final frame, adding to the frustrating evening. Junior Ceri Holland and senior Katie McClure each put up four shots on the night but were held back by a dominant BYU defense as KU was shutout for just the second time this season.

The Jayhawks continue their homestand as they take on the Kennesaw State Owls Sunday, Sept. 22 at 12 p.m. at Rock Chalk Park.

Coach Francis halftime interview

40′ Holland comes close to netting first goal of the game

21′ Keeper Sarah Peters tallies her first save of the night