UMKC women’s soccer breaks University record

Dan Moreno

The UMKC women’s soccer team earned its seventh straight victory after defeating Bakersfield 4-0 on Sunday afternoon following a 2-0 win over Grand Canyon on Friday night at Durwood Stadium.


On Friday, the Kangaroos (10-3-2, 6-0-0) controlled the match and outshot the ‘Lopes 12-1 in the first half, but were unable to find the back of the net thanks to GCU’s goalkeeper Blakely Fraasch.

However, Kansas City continued the pressure on the ‘Lopes during the second stanza and created multiple opportunities throughout the game, but it wasn’t until the 71st minute when Ellie Chadick put UMKC on the board with her second goal of the season after Fraasch saved her first attempt, but was unable to stop the rebound.

Moments later, Chadick’s sister Hannah Chadick increased the lead after scoring her fourth goal of the season and the second one of the night for the Kangaroos after capitalizing on a penalty kick.

Sunday afternoon, the ‘Roos crushed the Roadrunners with four goals from different players. The seventh consecutive victory meant the program’s best winning streak in school history.

Chadick scored her fifth goal of the season and put UMKC ahead early after connecting an assist from Kaely Tott outside of the six-yard box to make it 1-0.

Ten minutes into the second half, freshman Kara Priest increased the lead with her sixth goal of the season seven minutes before H. Chadick scored her third of the season and the third of the game.

In the 76th minute, freshman Whitney Lucas found the back of the net to make it 4-0 in favor of the home team.

“We’re a very hard working team,” Head Coach Chris Cissell said. “We have a lot of belief in ourselves. I think we’re kind of a fun team in the fact that we don’t have one go-to player. What’s tough about us is, last year they knew how to prepare for us. This year, we have balanced scoring all over the place. New people are stepping up and getting goals, getting assists all the time. I think that makes it tough for teams to prepare for us.”

The Kangaroos will hit the road to visit Seattle and Utah Valley on Friday and Sunday respectively.