Kansas Soccer downs Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The University of Kansas soccer team downed Missouri, 2-0, Sunday, at Audrey J. Walton Soccer Complex in Columbia, Mo. The win improves KU's overall record to 11-3-1 and boosts its conference record to 3-2-1.

"I felt we played well today," head coach Mark Francis said. "We still missed on two or three chances to make the score a bit more lopsided."

The match was even until the 45th minute when freshman Lacey Novak used a cross from junior Monica Brothers to net her first career goal.

Kansas gained an insurance goal in the 72nd minute by capitalizing on a corner kick opportunity. Junior Lauren Williams fired her fifth assist into the box to sophomore Caroline Smith, who pushed it past the Tiger keeper, Stephanie Krawczyk, for her 14th goal of the season.

"I think it all came down to the fact that we wanted it more," Francis added. "When we moved further into the second half we could tell that our players really wanted to win it."

Kansas, with the soccer team's victory, now holds a 6-1.5 advantage over Missouri in the Border War standings.

KU's next action will come Friday, Oct. 17, when it travels to Boulder, Colo. Match time versus the Buffaloes at Pleasant View Soccer Complex is set for 5 p.m.

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