Soccer drops 3-2 decision to Kansas in double overtime
Sept. 30, 2011
LAWRENCE, Kan. - The Texas Longhorns fell to the Kansas Jayhawks 3-2 in the second sudden death overtime on Friday night at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
The Jayhawks scored the game-winning goal in the 106th minute of action when Caroline Kastor deposited a cross from Whitney Berry into the goal with darkness setting in on a lightless pitch.
Kansas (8-4, 1-1 Big 12) scored the game’s opening goal 33:32 into the first half when Liana Salazar collected a pass from Whitney Berry and launched a shot to the top center of the goal mouth and it slipped between the woodwork and a leaping Alexa Gaul in goal for the Longhorns.
The Jayhawks inflated the cushion to 2-0 when Ingrid Vidal scored on an assist from Berry 11 minutes into the second half.
Texas (7-4, 1-2 Big 12) got on the scoreboard with Gaul’s first career goal. Nina Frausing Pedersen drew a foul from Kansas defender Shannon Renner in the penalty box. Gaul took the penalty kick for Texas and pushed it past the Jayhawks’ goalie on the right side.
The Longhorns knotted the game in the 77th minute. On a free kick by Pedersen, Lucy Keith headed a shot on goal. Stroud made the initial save but the deflection went to the foot of Kristin Cummins who deposited the offering into the back of the net for the equalizer.
The Longhorns return to action on Sunday when they travel to Columbia, Mo., for a 1 p.m. contest against the Missouri Tigers