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Kansas clips Texas in double OT

The Kansas defense works to prevent a shot on goal from Texas during a corner kick in the first half on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011.

The Kansas defense works to prevent a shot on goal from Texas during a corner kick in the first half on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011.

October 1, 2011

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The Kansas University soccer team defeated Texas 3-2 in a double overtime victory Friday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.

A Caroline Kastor header in the 115th minute sealed the Jayhawks’ third-ever victory over the Longhorns.

Whitney Berry, who assisted on Kastor’s goal, collected assists on all three of KU’s goals and now leads the nation with 11.

Kansas (8-4, 1-1) had only 11 shots in the game but led, 2-0, over Texas (7-4, 1-2) early in the second half. Liana Salazar scored in the 33rd minute from almost 25 yards out, while Ingrid Vidal scored her team-leading ninth goal in the 56th minute of the contest.

Texas tied the game up with goals in the 62nd and 76th minutes before Kastor’s game-winner.

Kansas coach Mark Francis said he was pleased with his team’s play, despite giving up the lead.

“I didn’t think we played particularly well in the second half, but I thought they battled,” Francis said.

Berry said a close victory against a team like Texas gave the team some confidence.

“It sets a standard,” Berry said. “We can do it, so now we have to come out and do it every game.”

The Jayhawks will play host to No. 24 Texas A&M at 1 p.m. Sunday. Former Jayhawks Meghan Miller, Caroline Smith and Holly Gault will be honored before the match during a jersey retirement ceremony.

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