Soccer Shorts

Gault named to Soccer America's Team of the Week; Team hosts tournament

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kansas sophomore defender Holly Gault was named to Soccer America's Team of the Week on Thursday following her outstanding play during the Jayhawks' season opening road trip.

The Spring Hill, Kan., native played a crucial part of KU's defense, which shut out UNLV and BYU on the road last weekend to give the Jayhawks a 2-0 start for only the fourth time in school history. Gault also chipped in offensively, scoring the game-winning goal in KU's 1-0 victory over BYU. For the weekend, Gault and the rest of the KU defense allowed only 13 shots, seven of which made it on goal.

The No. 17 Jayhawks will be back in action this weekend as they will host the 2004 Crimson and Blue Invitational at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex. Kansas will square off against Wisconsin-Milwaukee at 5 p.m. on Friday and round out the tournament playing St. Louis on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

In addition to KU's two games, St. Louis and Mississippi will square off on Friday at 2:30 p.m., while on Sunday, Mississippi State and Wisconsin-Milwaukee will battle at noon.

Kansas (2-0) enters the tournament after defeating UNLV and BYU on the road last weekend to kick off the 2004 season. Senior goalkeeper Meghan Miller shined on the road trip, and collected a pair of shutouts. For her efforts, Miller was selected as the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week.

The Jayhawks moved to ninth in the SoccerBuzz Top 30 this week, for their first top 10 ranking in school history. KU also moved to the top spot in SoccerBuzz's Central Region poll, jumping over Big 12 rivals Texas and Texas A&M and SEC powerhouse Tennessee. Top Stories