KU soc­cer ad­vances in NCAAs with 2-OT win

The Wichita Eagle (Sunday) - - Sports - BY JESSE NEWELL

Katie McClure scored in the 104th minute, lift­ing the Kansas soc­cer team to a 2-1, dou­ble-over­time vic­tory over Saint Louis in the first round of the NCAA Tour­na­ment at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence.

With the win, KU ad­vances to play No. 1 seed North Carolina, which de­feated Howard 4-0 on Satur­day. The Jay­hawks’ next match will be Fri­day at a yet-to-be-de­ter­mined lo­ca­tion.

McClure also scored KU’s first goal in the 19th minute be­fore Saint Louis an­swered in the 34th minute with a Mad­die Poko­rny strike from the top of the box.

“Both times we played them (Saint Louis), it was a re­ally tough game,” KU coach Mark Fran­cis said. “They made it dif­fi­cult for us. I am proud of this group. The first half we re­ally strug­gled, and I credit that to Saint Louis. We played a lot bet­ter in the over­time pe­ri­ods.”

KU im­proved to 12-5-3.

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