Soccer topped 2-1 by KU
The South Dakota State women’s soccer team fell 2-1 on Friday night to the Kansas Jayhawks. Shelby Raper scored the lone goal for SDSU.
The Jayhawks attacked early in the game as it took them a minute to find the back of the net. Courtney Dickerson scored her second goal of the year at the 1:02 mark of the game. Liana Salazar assisted Dickerson on the goal.
Kansas continued the attack throughout the first half as they totaled nine shots. SDSU only tallied four shots in the first forty-five minutes.
SDSU did respond early in the second half as Megan Kingston found Raper on the left side of the box. Raper put the ball across the goal line for her first career goal (51:40).
Haley Yearout scored the game-winning goal in the 75th minute. Her goal was the first for her in 2013.
SDSU had a few chances in the final minutes but were unable to get on the board. During the final ten minutes, the Jackrabbits had two corner kicks and Raper’s shot attempt was blocked.
“We’ve got to start games better, its where it begins and where it ends,” noted head coach Lang Wedemeyer. “We outplayed them at times, we certainly created enough chances to tie it or win it.”
The Jayhawks made Nicole Inskeep tally six saves throughout the contest. Kaitlyn Stroud posted three saves for KU.
Kansas outshot SDSU 16-8 throughout the game.
Ashley Williams had five shot attempts for Kansas.
Inskeep’s six saves against Kansas tied her season high, which was set earlier this year against Iowa State.
SDSU falls to 4-3-2 on the year, while KU improves to 4-4-1.
The Jackrabbits will return to action on Sunday in their non-conference finale against North Dakota at 1 p.m. North Dakota tied South Dakota 2-2 today in Grand Forks, N.D.