KU Offense Silent in 1-0 Loss to San Francisco

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San Francisco 1, Kansas 0
Jayhawk Soccer Complex // Lawrence, Kan.
Freshman Ashley Pankey battled through USF
defenders Sunday afternoon in Lawrence.
1st 2nd Final
San Francisco 1 0 1
Kansas 0 0 0
USF 38′ Kelsey Moe (Woodrum)
Goalkeepers Min GA Sv
KU Kaitlyn Stroud 90:00 1 3
USD Michelle Craft 90:00 0 8
Stats at a Glance USF KU
Shots 12 19
Shots on Goal 4 8
Saves 8 3
Offsides 0 1
Corner Kicks 6 7
Fouls 13 5
Yellow Cards 0 0
Red Cards 0 0

 LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas Jayhawks amassed eight shots on target but none were able to find the back of the goal as KU fell to the San Francisco Dons 1-0 Sunday afternoon.
Kansas, which has now dropped its last three matches, fell to 3-4-1 on the year, while the Dons moved to 5-2-0 in 2013.
It was more of the same for the Jayhawk team that has outshot six of its eight opponents this year, with KU dominating USF over the final 45 minutes of play, but unable to get one passed the opposing goalkeeper. Kansas outshot the visitors 11-2 in the second half, with four of the Jayhawks’ attempts on frame.
The Dons got on the board with a bizarre play in the 38th minute on one of their six corner kicks of the half. USF freshman Katherin Woodrum’s corner kick into the left side of the KU box ricocheted off the KU goal’s crossbar and, for a moment, appeared to have gone out of play. The ball managed to find its way back to the field however, and to the feet of Don senior Kelsey Moe, who punched in her first of the year.
The Jayhawks stayed aggressive in the second period, holding possession on the USF side of the field for the majority of the half. Kansas saw five corner kicks over the final 45 minutes, however each chance was quickly thwarted by the opposing defense.
Kansas saw multiple opportunities in the final 16 minutes of play with Haley Yearout, Caroline Kastor each tallying shots on frame, however USF keeper Madalyn Schiffel was there for three of her eight saves on the day.
KU saw one final glimmer of hope in the match’s final seconds as the Jayhawks were awarded a corner kick with less than 10 seconds to play. Yearout sent the ball in and managed to find the head of Jamie Fletcher, however Fletcher’s header attempt sailed wide of the Don goal as time expired.
Top performers for the Jayhawks on the stat sheet were Fletcher, who led her squad with six shots on the day. Both Fletcher and Kastor led Kansas with two shots on goal apiece. Junior goalkeeper Kaitlyn Stroud amassed three saves on the day and allowed her 10th goal of the season.
Kansas finished the afternoon with a shot tally of 19, compared to the 12 sent in by San Francisco. For the second-straight match the Jayhawks put at least half their shots on target with eight on goal. The Dons were able to post four shots on frame.

Following the Kansas Invitational’s final match Sunday, the four participating team’s coaches voted for the All-Tournament team. Jayhawk defenders Tayler Estrada and Madi Hillis earned spots and were joined by Halle Bissin (San Francisco), Mariah Butera (San Diego), Taylor Housley (San Diego), Jordan Jackson (Nebraska), Jaycie Johnson (Nebraska), Caitlyn Kretzschmar (San Diego), Jaciara Mello (San Francisco), Ari Romero (Nebraska) and Ali Schaffer (San Francisco).
The Jayhawks will look to return to the wins column Friday, Sept. 20 when they travel to South Dakota State. Kick off from Brookings is slated for 6 p.m.
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