K-State Begins Final Stretch of Inaugural Season


GAME PREVIEW
OCT 17, 6:00 PM CT

Allison South Stadium
Springfield, Mo.

NR
K-STATE
WILDCATS
4-7-3

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MISSOURI STATE
BEARS
3-7-3 (0-2-1 MVC)

No TV
101.5 KROCK


MANHATTAN, Kansas -
Kansas State will play a rare Monday night match, as the Wildcats travel to Springfield, Missouri, to face Missouri State on Monday at 6 p.m. This will be K-State’s first match on a day other than Friday or Sunday.

• K-State will look to halt a four-match road losing streak. The Wildcats’ last positive result on the road came on Sept. 4 at Omaha, a 1-0 win.
• The match at Missouri State will be the first of two straight matches to end the season against Missouri Valley Conference opponents. Kansas State will travel to Illinois State on Thursday, Oct. 20 to conclude its inaugural season of action.
• Monday night’s match will be broadcast on 101.5 KROCK in Manhattan and for free at www.kstatesports.com, as the “Voice of K-State Soccer” Mitch Fortner will call the action.

Recapping the Weekend
• Kansas State received a quick preview of Big 12 play on Oct. 7, as the Wildcats faced Texas in Austin.
• The Wildcats fell to the Longhorns, 2-0, in the non-conference match. K-State will play a full Big 12 schedule in 2017.
• Texas registered a goal 55 seconds into the match, scoring on a header in the 6-yard box after the Wildcats were unable to clear a corner kick.
• Kansas State held the Longhorns off the board for the remainder of the half and trailed 1-0 at the break. In the 47th minute, Texas crossed a ball in front of the K-State net and the Wildcats deflected it into their own goal to provide the insurance for the Longhorns.
• Texas outshot K-State, 19-3, and held a 7-5 edge in corner kicks.
• Over the last four road matches, Kansas State has been outscored 6-1. K-State’s last road goal came on Sept. 11 at Little Rock. Overall, the Wildcats have been held scoreless on the road for the last 268:57 of game action.

Missouri State at a Glance
• Missouri State (3-7-3) hosts the K-State on Monday night and will look to end a four-match winless stretch, including three straight losses from Sept. 23 to Oct. 2. In their last game, the Bears played to a 1-1 draw at Illinois State on Oct. 9.
• The Bears are led by head coach Rob Brewer, who is in his 21st season at Missouri State. Brewer is 185-169-47 (.520) during his time in Springfield.
• Missouri State is led in scoring by Ashley Coonfield with six points on a team-high three goals.

Better Late than Never for K-State
• Kansas State head coach Mike Dibbini has made his halftime adjustments count this season, as the Wildcats are outscoring opponents 12-6 in the second half this season.
• Five of K-State’s 16 goals this season have been scored between the 50th and 59th minutes of the match, while the Wildcats have scored three goals in the 80th to 89th minutes.
• The Wildcats’ have attempted 32 more shots in the second half this season (89-57) than the first and have scored six goals in the second half over the last six games.

Diverse Attack for the Wildcats
• K-State has been extremely diverse in its point totals in its inaugural schedule.
• Of the 43 points K-State has tallied this season, 14 players have notched at least one point.
• Among the 43 points, 16 have come on goals with 11 different players recording a goal this season. The only multiple goal scorers on the roster this season are sophomore forward Tatum Wagner (3), freshman midfielder/forward Laramie Hall (3) and freshman midfielder Dora Gallo (2).
• K-State owns four game-winning goals this season and four different players have tallied the winner: Abby Sieperda (at Oakland), Gallo (at Omaha), Kim Braddock (vs. South Dakota) and Ashley Zane (vs. UMKC).

Punching the Time Clock
• K-State’s roster features four players that have seen over 1,000 minutes of action this season: redshirt sophomore defender/midfielder Haley Sutter, sophomore defenders Morgan Egan and Megan Kalkofen and freshman midfielder Ashley Zane (of a possible 1320:00). Of the four players, three came to K-State after transferring from a previous Division I school (Sutter, Memphis; Egan, Pittsburgh; Kalkofen, Wisconsin).
• Kalkofen leads the Wildcats in minutes played at 1,306, while also starting all 14 matches.
• Egan is second in minutes played with 1,168 and has played in and started all 14 matches.
• Sutter has notched the third most minutes with 1,166 and has played in and started 13 matches. Sutter has one goal this season.
• Zane has notched the fourth most minutes with 1,020 and has played in and started 14 matches. Of the four players, Zane has the most points this season with three.