Kansas Soccer Scores Late, Beats The Sooners, 2-0

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
SEPTEMBER 28, 2001

Sept. 28, 2001

Final Stats

NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma women's soccer team lost its Big 12 season opener to Kansas, 2-0, in front of 302 fans in Lawrence Friday. The Sooners fell to 6-2 and 0-1 in the conference while the Jayhawks improved to 5-2 and 1-0 in the Big 12.

The game was scoreless until the 85th minute when Rachel Gilfallen scored off a double assist from Hilla Rantala and Maggie Mason. The score was the first given up by OU goalkeeper Catherine Wade and the first for the Sooners in over 433:28 minutes, previously a school record. Just 79 seconds later, at 86:12, Brooke Jones made it 2-0 on an unassisted goal.

OU's offense was held in check as Kansas limited the visitors to just five shots while tallying 13 of its own.

Wade (3-1), despite five saves, dropped her first decision of the year while Meghan Miller earned the shutout, stopping two Oklahoma shots.

"We're struggled in the first half as Kansas simply outplayed us," said Oklahoma Head Coach Randy Evans. "However, after intermission, I thought we finally got control of the match. We had several great scoring opportunities in the second half but couldn't convert."

Oklahoma travels to Missouri for a Big 12 match beginning on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Team Scoring



Individual Scoring KU - Gilfallan (Rantala, Mason) - 84:53 KU - Jones (unassisted) - 86:12

Shots: OU 5, KU 13 Saves: OU 5, KU 2 Corner Kicks: OU 2, KU 3 Fouls: OU 9, KU 14 Attendance: 302



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