Kansas soccer tops Dartmouth, 2-1

A late goal by Kansas sophomore Kate Dreyer lifted the KU soccer team to a 2-1 road victory over Dartmouth on Thursday night, moving the Jayhawks to 5-3-1 on the season.

After playing to a 1-1 tie at halftime, the two teams found themselves locked into a defensive battle for much of the second half. But Dreyer’s goal in the 79th minute of the 90-minute match broke the tie and propelled KU to victory.

Dreyer’s goal was her second of the season — tying her for the team lead — and it came off of a rebound of her own shot.

“I thought our rhythm and tempo was pretty good with the ball,” KU coach Mark Francis said after the win. “The kids did a really good job at battling tonight. I’m proud of the group and it was definitely a team effort.”

Senior Rylan Childers got Kansas on the scoreboard first with a goal in the 14th minute. Dartmouth tied the match 13 minutes later. Both teams finished the game with 11 shots.

Next up, KU will play at Harvard at noon Sunday before traveling to TCU on Thursday to open the 2021 Big 12 season.

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