Missouri State Women's Soccer Defeated 4-1 by #18 Kansas
The Missouri State women’s soccer team suffered a 4-1 loss to the Kansas Jayhawks Friday night, Sept. 12, at Plaster Field. The Jayhawks improved their flawless record to 5-0 while the Bears drop to 3-3-1 on the season.
The Jayhawks were first on the board with a goal by sophomore Lauren Jackson at the 5:24 minute mark in the first-half. Jackson netted the goal after a throw in bounced off a Missouri State defender and landed at her feet, where she sent it into the back of the net past Bears’ keeper Jackie Jasper.
Kansas struck again in the 26th minute with a goal from 15 yards out when Jayhawk forward Shanna McCabe sent a shot into the back of the net off a pass from junior Monica Dolinsky.
A goal by Jayhawk defender Katie Williams put Kansas up 3-0 on the board in the 28th minute of the match. Williams netted her first goal of the season from point blank range off an assist from Dolinsky, her second assist of the match.
Junior midfielder Samantha Aguilar put the Bears on the board late in the first half with a header from close range. Aguilar headed the ball into the back of the net past Kansas keeper Julie Hanley, recording her third goal on the season.
The Jayhawks secured the win adding a fourth goal at the 62:39 minute mark in the second-half when Dolinsky netted her third goal of the season. Dolinsky netted a free kick right outside of the box into the back of the net over Missouri State’s keeper Jasper.
Kansas outshot Missouri State 16-5 and edged the Bears 3-1 in corner kicks. Offensively, Aguilar led Missouri State with two shots, both on goal.
Jasper took the loss for the Bears between the pipes and Jayhawk keeper Williams earned the win giving her a perfect record (5-0) on the season.
The Bears will be back in action on Friday, Sept. 19, when they travel to Fayetteville, Ark. to participate in the Razorback Invitational. Missouri State will take on Nicholls State on Friday, Sept. 19 at 4:30 p.m. and will challenge the Western Michigan Broncos on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 11:00 a.m.