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KU soccer falls, 1-0

Kansas’ Whitney Berry (7) attempts a shot between two Texas A&M defenders Friday afternoon at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex. The Jayhawks lost,1-0.

Kansas’ Whitney Berry (7) attempts a shot between two Texas A&M defenders Friday afternoon at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex. The Jayhawks lost,1-0.

October 2, 2010

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Kansas University’s soccer team held No. 10 Texas A&M to just one goal Friday afternoon at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex, but that wasn’t enough as the Jayhawks fell, 1-0.

KU soccer falls at home

The KU soccer team couldn't keep its shots down Friday against Texas A&M. The Aggies left Lawrence with the 1-0 victory. Enlarge video

Rachel Shipley (7) takes the ball away from Erin Lewis (26) during a soccer match between Kansas University and Texas A&M University Friday afternoon at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex. The Aggies beat the Jayhawks 1-0.

Rachel Shipley (7) takes the ball away from Erin Lewis (26) during a soccer match between Kansas University and Texas A&M University Friday afternoon at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex. The Aggies beat the Jayhawks 1-0.

Madi Hillis (14) takes a shot during the Jayhawk's soccer match against Texas A&M University Friday afternoon at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex. The Jayhawks fell to the Aggies 1-0.

Madi Hillis (14) takes a shot during the Jayhawk's soccer match against Texas A&M University Friday afternoon at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex. The Jayhawks fell to the Aggies 1-0.

The Aggies (9-3-0, 2-1-0 Big 12) came into Friday’s contest averaging nearly three goals per game. After allowing an early Alyssa Mautz goal, the Jayhawks responded.

The Jayhawks (4-7-0, 0-3-0 Big 12) were led by Whitney Berry’s six shots, one of which was on target.

Berry nearly netted the equalizer late in the second half, but her shot deflected off the right post.

On defense, goalkeeper Kat Liebetrau, the Big 12’s save leader, collected nine saves, while facing 27 shots.

The defense was also able to hold two of the conference’s top offensive players, Merritt Mathias and Rachel Shipley, scoreless.

“We battled. We really stayed consistent today for the 90 minutes of battling, and we never backed off,” KU associate head coach Kelly Miller said. “We made a mistake early and gave up a goal, but we certainly created chances.”

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