Sooners Spoil Kansas Soccer Senior Day
Oct. 28, 2011
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Oklahoma spoiled Kansas soccer's senior day as the Sooners topped the Jayhawks 3-0 Friday afternoon in both teams' regular-season finale. Despite the loss, KU will advance to the Big 12 Championship, which begins next week, Nov. 2-5, in San Antonio, Texas. Seeding is yet to be determined.
After logging a 6-1 win at Iowa State last weekend, KU was unable to find that same offensive momentum Friday collecting just 10 shots versus OU as the Jayhawks fell to 11-8 overall, including 3-5 in the Big 12. Oklahoma managed three more shots than Kansas but put 10 of its 13 attempts on frame. The Sooners improved to 7-12 on the season (2-6 Big 12) with the win.
It did not take long for Oklahoma to get on the scoreboard. Annalisa Hall took a free kick from about 25 yards out on the left side of the goal during the 12th minute of play. Hall's shot soared over the field players' heads before reaching the goal mouth where KU goalkeeper Kaitlyn Stroud made a grab for the ball. However, Stroud misplayed the ball and it bounced across the goal line to put the Sooners up 1-0.
Kansas held Oklahoma back for the rest of the opening frame as OU took just two more shots. Unfortunately, the Sooners also limited the Jayhawks as KU finished the first 45 minutes with five attempts at the goal. Sophomore Amy Grow led KU with four shots during the game, three of which came in the first half.
During the second half, in the 54th minute, the Sooners struck again on a Dria Hampton corner kick. Hampton's cross found Amy Petrikin in the box, where she headed it into the net. OU was able to add one last insurance goal seven minutes later. Hampton again started the play with a pass up the field to Caitlin Mooney. Mooney carried the ball all the way into the box and fired a shot from 10 yards out to give Oklahoma its final 3-0 mark.
Kansas will learn its seed position later Friday evening at the conclusion of all Big 12 Conference games.