Jayhawks and Cyclones Play to 0-0 Draw

Box Score (PDF)

Kansas 0, Iowa State 0 (2OT)
ISU Soccer Complex // Ames, Iowa
1st 2nd OT 2OT Final
Kansas 0 0 0 0 0
Iowa State 0 0 0 0 0
Goalkeepers Min GA Sv
KU Kaitlyn Stroud 90:00 0 5
ISU Maddie Jobe 90:00 0 7
Stats at a Glance KU ISU
Shots 9 15
Shots on Goal 7 5
Saves 5 7
Offsides 1 3
Corner Kicks 2 11
Fouls 7 13
Yellow Cards 0 1
Red Cards 0 0

AMES, Iowa – Even after 110 minutes of play, neither team could find the back of the net as the Kansas Jayhawks and Iowa State Cyclones played to a 0-0 tie Friday night inside the ISU Soccer Complex. The draw was the first in a conference contest for Kansas since 2008.
The tie brought Kansas’ record to 5-5-2 and 0-0-1 in the Big 12, while Iowa State moved to 6-6-1 in their 2013 campaign, with a 0-2-1 mark in the conference play.
“I didn’t think we played very well today and a lot of the credit for that should go to Iowa State,” said head coach Mark Francis. “They really took us out of our rhythm for most of the game. We defended well but on the offensive side of things we couldn’t get anything going. The way the game went I honestly feel fortunate to get the tie. We’ll take it and move on to Sunday.”
After starting the game off slow, with ISU able to mount three shots within the first 12 minutes, the KU offense picked up the pace over the final 20 minutes of the opening half, outshooting the home team 5-0 in that span and getting four of those shots on frame.
Perhaps Kansas’ best look of the night came in the first half, just over 34 minutes into the match. Senior forward Caroline Kastor was handling the ball 10 yards outside the top of the ISU box and unleashed a right-footed strike that appeared to be headed in. However, Cyclone goalkeeper Maddie Jobe was there for what would end up being her biggest save of the night. Jobe got just enough of her finger tips on the ball to redirect it over the cross bar and end Kastor’s hopes at her fifth score of the year.
The Cyclones had several threatening chances throughout the night themselves, however KU’s back line was able to deflect most of those opportunities. Defender’s Madi Hillis and Tayler Estrada thwarted several sure Iowa State goals and aided in KU goalkeeper Kaitlyn Stroud in her fourth shutout of the season.
Iowa State’s offensive players came out of the halftime lockerroom aggressively and knocked KU’s defenders on its heels, dominating possession for the majority of the period. The Cyclones outshot Kansas by a tally of 9-3 over the final 45 minutes of regulation. Yet the KU defense withstood the ISU onslaught and kept the score sheet clean for the entire half, helping the Jayhawks into its second overtime match of the year.
Not much changed in the two 10-minute overtime periods, neither team was able to muster any legitimate attacks which kept the score deadlocked heading into the final moments of the match.
The Jayhawks saw one final glimmer of hope in the final seconds of double overtime when a long ball played down field was almost run down by Kastor, who had beat the last defender. However, the ball rolled just out of the senior’s reach and out of bounds as the final whistle sounded.
Both Kastor and Salazar led the Jayhawks with three shots on the night, all of which were on frame. Stroud tallied five saves, some of which came on Iowa State’s 11 corner kicks which marked a season high for a Jayhawk opponent.
Kansas soccer will return to Lawrence to complete its first weekend of Big 12 play when it welcomes in the Texas Longhorns on Sunday, Oct. 6. The match is slated to kickoff at 1 p.m., and will be televised on Metro Sports and ESPN3.com.

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