The Omaha women's soccer team began its final season of transition to Division I with a tone-setting 2-1 win over Iowa State on Friday night, even if it was just an exhibition match.
The Mavericks got a first-half goal from Ava Doetsch and the game-winner from Courtney Neville in the 60th minute to knock off the Cyclones, who were 9-9-2 overall and 3-4-1 in the Big 12 last season and return 18 letterwinners.
Kansas 3, South Dakota State 0
Kansas scored three goals in the final 15 minutes of regulation to down South Dakota State in their women's soccer exhibition match Friday.
The teams were deadlocked in a scoreless tie through the first half, but Kansas scored two unanswered goals in a four-minute span just after the 75th minute to take the lead. The Jayhawks tacked on their third goal with less than two minutes remaining in regulation play.