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Archive for Saturday, October 9, 1999

KU SOCCER TEAM TOPS OSU

October 9, 1999

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Kansas University's women's soccer team defeated Oklahoma State, 4-2, Friday at SuperTarger field, tying a school record for wins in a season with seven.

"We played very well in the first half and fell apart in the second half," KU coach Mark Francis said, "but still got the result we wanted. We knew that their backfield was weak, so we took it to them. We really need to work on our corner kick defense, though. It's horrible."

Kansas (7-5 overall, 2-3 Big 12) scored three first-half goals. Junior transfer Hilla Rantala took a pass from Colleen Colvin to beat OSU goalkeeper Laurel Catlett-King one-on-one in the 32nd minute to give KU a 1-0 lead. Rantala leads the Jayhawks with four goals this season.

Kansas sophomore Natalie Hoogveld found the net seven minutes later for her second goal of the season. Hoogveld was assisted by Rantala and Meghann Haven.

Two minutes before the half, Haven connected with a ball from Colvin for the Jayhawks' third goal.

Hoogveld scored for KU in the second half with an assist by Haven, who became Kansas' career leader in assists with 11.

Oklahoma State fell to 3-10 overall and 1-4 in the Big 12.

The Jayhawks will meet Oklahoma at 1 p.m. Sunday at SuperTarget Field.

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