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Jayhawk soccer eyes 4-0 start

September 3, 2004

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Kansas University's soccer team never has won four straight games to start a season, but the Jayhawks have a chance this weekend.

KU (2-0) will meet UW-Milwaukee today in its home opener.

Game time is 5 p.m. at Jayhawk Soccer Complex. Saint Louis and Mississippi State will clash at 2:30 p.m. in the first game of the KUstore.com Tournament.

The Jayhawks will meet Saint Louis at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

"Going 4-0 would be a great start, and that's what we're hoping for," senior midfielder Gabriela Quiggle said. "If we go in and play the way we're capable of, then we can come out with that kind of result."

Kansas opened last weekend with confidence-building shutout road wins over UNLV and Brigham Young.

"They're used to winning," KU coach Mark Francis said about his players, "so to continue that trend is obviously a good thing. Both teams were good teams, so they were two good wins."

UW-Milwaukee (1-1) is the defending Horizon League champion, while Saint Louis (0-1-1) traditionally is among the top teams in Conference USA. The Billikens tied Oklahoma, 1-all, in their season-opener.

"It will be two tough games this weekend," Francis said, "but if we continue to keep doing things well and improve each day, I think we can definitely win them."

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