Portland, Ore. McKenna Waitley's header late in the first half lifted Washington to a 1-0 college soccer victory over Kansas University in a nonconference match Sunday at Merlo Field as part of the Portland Invitational.
The Huskies improved to 2-4, while the Jayhawks fell to 0-5-1.
Waitley used her head to direct a cross in from three yards out for the game's only score.
Kansas put pressure on UW goalkeeper Taylor Carr, but could not gain the equalizer. Midway through the second half, sophomore Kim Boyer collected a pass from Jessica Bush seven yards out and blasted a shot that hit the crossbar.
Several minutes later, the ball eluded the Washington defense in traffic deep in the box, but the Jayhawks could not get a foot on it.
Four Jayhawks - Boyer, Nicole Cauzillo, Monica Dolinsky and Emily Strinden - each had two shots. Strinden put both of her shots on net.
KU goalkeeper Colleen Quinn made three saves.
Kansas will play host to Missouri State at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.