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Kansas soccer edges ’Pack

September 9, 2012

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Jamie Fletcher, center, heads the ball between defenders in the Jayhawks' soccer match against North Carolina State on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2012, at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.

Jamie Fletcher, center, heads the ball between defenders in the Jayhawks' soccer match against North Carolina State on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2012, at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.

Junior forward Caroline Kastor picked up her second-consecutive two-goal match to help Kansas University to a 3-2 victory over North Carolina State on Sunday afternoon at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.

The victory extended KU’s current unbeaten streak to six games and lifted Kansas to 6-1-1 on the season. The loss snapped N.C. State’s five-game winning streak and dropped the Wolfpack to 5-3.

Kastor found the net twice in the second period on nearly identical goals just over one minute apart.

With the score tied at 1 in the 57th minute, a streaking Kastor found herself on the end of a Jamie Fletcher through ball. Kastor flashed past the N.C. State defense and knocked in her sixth goal of the season past to push the Jayhawks ahead, 2-1.

With NCSU defense regrouping only a minute later, Kastor again shot down the right side and was found, this time by senior midfielder Whitney Berry on a long pass downfield. Kastor dribbled around a defender and Wolfpack goalkeeper Victoria Hopkins to chip in her second goal of the day and seventh of the season.

Kastor has now scored two goals in back-to-back games for the first time in her KU career.

In the first half, Berry started the scoring in the 26th minute with her third goal of the season.

KU will host Denver at 5 p.m. Friday.

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