Jayhawks Break into Top-25 of Bennett Rankings
|Senior Caroline Kastor|
LAWRENCE, Kan. – After a dominating 4-1 victory over the Purdue Boilermakers and its third-straight victory Friday, Kansas soccer finds itself ranked in the top-25 in a national poll. The Jayhawks (3-1-0) check in at No. 24 in the weekly BennettRank soccer poll, after making a 13-spot jump from the previous week. The leap was the biggest of any team currently ranked in the top-25.
This marks the first time Kansas has cracked the top-25 since the Sept. 25 of last year, when KU was ranked No. 23 in the Soccer America poll after upsetting No. 7 Oklahoma State the previous weekend.
Last weekend, the Jayhawks notched its first road win of 2013 when it knocked off the Missouri State Bears 1-0 in Springfield. Junior Kelsey Lyden put in her first career goal in the 87th minute to help give her team the victory.
Two days later, Kansas turned in a dominating performance against the Purdue Boilermakers, defeating the Big Ten foe 4-1 for its third-straight win. Four different Jayhawks scored including senior Caroline Kastor, who also tallied a goal and an assist, which marked her second three-point game the season. The Kansas defense has allowed only two goals on the year and has already tallied an opponent scoring drought streak of nearly 350 minutes.
The 24th-ranked Jayhawks will travel to Tempe, Ariz., this weekend to take part in the Sun Devil Desert Classic Sept. 6-8. Kansas will square off against Arizona on Friday at 4:30 p.m. (CT) before taking on tournament host Arizona State on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. (CT) from the Sun Devil Soccer Stadium.
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