Sept 12 & 14
Kansas (4-1-0) hosts Florida State, Central Florida, and San Diego State
Hot Dogs For A Quarter "Quarter Dog Night" makes its return to SuperTarget Field on Friday when the Jayhawks face the Florida State Seminoles. Hot dogs will be sold for a quarter beginning prior to the 5 p.m. Jayhawk kickoff and will end when there are no more wieners to be sold.
A Closer Look At The Florida State Match
Sept. 12, 5 p.m. (SuperTarget Field)
Florida State (1-3-0) garnered three losses to top-25 opponents, No. 22 USC (1-2), No. 7 Penn State (1-2) and No. 6 Florida (0-2). Its win came against Jacksonville (3-1). The Seminoles are 1-0-0 all-time against the Jayhawks and 3-3-1 all-time versus schools from the Big 12 Conference. The Seminoles will play the early game on Sunday, facing San Diego State at 9:30 a.m. at SuperTarget Field.
A Closer Look At The Central Florida Match
Sept. 14, Noon (SuperTarget Field)
Central Florida (3-1-0) is off to a great start, dropping Pittsburgh (3-1), South Florida (2-1) and Miami (1-0). Its only loss of the season came at the hands of No. 6 Florida (1-3) KU holds an all-time record of 1-0-0 versus the Golden Knight as it defeated them in Orlando during the 2001 season. Central Florida opens the KUStore.com Crimson and Blue Invitational against San Diego State at 2:30 p.m., Friday, at SuperTarget Field.
A Closer Look At San Diego State
The Aztecs (1-2-0) come into Lawrence fresh off the first win of their season -- a 2-0 shutout over Long Beach State. SDSU opened the season with a loss to Oregon State (0-1) and later fell to UC Irvine (1-4). The Aztecs will not face KU in the KUStore.com Crimson and Blue Invitational but own a 1-1-0 record versus the Jayhawks SDSU holds an all-time record of 1-0-0 versus Central Florida, its opponent on Friday, and has never faced Florida State, its opponent on Sunday.
The Last Time Out
The University of Kansas soccer team downed Southwest Missouri State, 2-1, Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Cooper Sports Complex in Springfield, Mo. With the win KU moved its record to 4-1-0 on the season while the Bears fell to a record of 0-3-2.
Kansas drew first blood when junior Rachel Gilfillan fired a ball from junior Amy Geha in the 13th minute. The Jayhawks, who took a season-low 10 shots on the night, carried the 1-0 lead into halftime and held it until the 76th minute.
In the 76th minute, the Bears' Cassie Worley took a pass from Mary Litvan and put it past KU goalkeeper Meghan Miller, evening the score at 1-1.
The Jayhawks did not give in as Geha and Gilfillan hooked up again in the 83rd minute, this time Geha scored after receiving a pass from Gilfillan, pushing KU's final lead to 2-1.
Who is Caroline Smith?
Sophomore Caroline Smith is KU's career goals leader after only playing 20 games in her career. The Edina, Minn., native has tallied 20 goals in her 20 games, eclipsing the old mark of 18. Smith, who is ranked first or tied for first in seven offensive categories in the Big 12 Conference, ranks second in the nation with eight goals scored. She is also tied for second nationally in points scored with 17.
Staying In The Shadows
Junior Rachel Gilfillan loves to be a quiet threat. The Cottage Grove, Minn., native is slowly creeping up the record lists, following fellow Minnesota native Caroline Smith. Gilfillan ranks fourth in career points (38), six behind Smith. She also trails Smith by five goals on the goals list, with 15, and two goals on the game-winning goals list, with four.
What About Carmel's First Year?
Kansas stats are Kansas stats, unfortunately for senior Carmel Kaplinger that is the case. Had the Overland Park, Kan., native played all four years KU she would be among the career leaders lists. Kaplinger spent her freshman season at the University of Louisville where she racked up 17 points on seven goals and three assists. If all stats counted she would rank eighth on the KU career points list (29) and seventh on the Kansas career goals list (11).
That Was Quick
Sophomore Caroline Smith did something faster than anyone in KU history. She scored back-to-back goals in less than one minute. The first KU goal of the season came at the 15:37 mark of the Northwestern contest. 53 seconds later, at the 16:30 mark, Smith was taken down in the box and awarded a penalty kick. She netted the ensuing kick, marking the least amount of time between goals in Jayhawk history.