K-State Hosts Northern Iowa in Home Opener Friday


GAME PREVIEW
SEPT 16, 7 PM

K-State Soccer Complex
Manhattan, KS

NR
NORTHERN IOWA
PANTHERS
3-4-1

NR
K-STATE
WILDCATS
2-4-2

FCS Atlantic
101.5 KROCK

MANHATTAN, Kan. - After covering 4,097 miles during its season-opening eight-match road trip, Kansas State will play its first official home match on Friday, September 16, as the Wildcats host Northern Iowa at 7 p.m., at the K-State Soccer Complex.

• A standing room-only crowd is anticipated for the inaugural home match on Friday. The NCAA Division I attendance record for a women’s soccer match in the state of Kansas is 1,453 set by KU on Oct. 17, 1014 against Texas Tech.  
• Friday night’s match will be broadcast nationwide on FOX College Sports Atlantic, as Brian Smoller and Oscar Montenegro will handle the call. Check with your cable or satellite provider for availability in your area. An audio   broadcast of the match will also be available 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.
• The match on Friday night marks the start of a four-match home stand for the Wildcats. The four matches during this stretch will be the only home matches this season for K-State.

Recapping the Weekend
• For the first time this season, K-State (2-4-2) was held without a positive result as the Wildcats lost both matches in the state of Arkansas.
• Central Arkansas held off a furious second half K-State attack to edge the Wildcats, 1-0. Kansas State fired off a season-high 22 shots against the Bears, but hit the post or crossbar on several chances.
• At Little Rock on September 11, redshirt sophomore defender/midfielder Haley Sutter scored the earliest goal in program history at 1:03 of the first half to give the Wildcats the early lead. The Trojans marched back and equaled the match before the half and tallied the game winner in the 79th minute.

Northern Iowa at a Glance
• Northern Iowa (3-4-1) enters Friday night’s match looking to shake off a 3-0 loss at Eastern Illinois on Sept. 11. In their previous two matches before the loss, the Panthers registered a 9-1 advantage in goals to register a pair of wins.
• On the sidelines, Northern Iowa is guided by first year head coach Chris Logan.
• The Panthers are led in scoring by Jamie Althiser with three goals and an assist this season. Also with three goals on the season are Amber Nieland and Sarah Brandt.

Diverse Attack for the Wildcats
• K-State has been extremely diverse in its point totals at the halfway mark of the inaugural schedule.
• Of the 25 points K-State has tallied this season, 11 players have notched at least one point.
• Among the 25 points, ten have come on goals with nine different players recording a goal this season. The only multiple goal scorer on the roster this season is freshman midfielder Dora Gallo with two.
• Of the 10 goals scored this season, five have been unassisted. The only player on the K-State roster with multiple assists is sophomore forward Tatum Wagner with two.

Sutter Claims Earliest Goal in Program History
• Redshirt sophomore defender/midfielder Haley Sutter may have permanently etched her name in the program’s history with her first career collegiate goal.
• At Little Rock on Sept. 11, Sutter scored the earliest goal in program history checking in at 1:03 of the match by intercepting a pass in the Trojans’ backfield and beat the keeper from 15 yards to the right post.
• The goal by the Overland Park, Kansas, product came on her third shot of the season and her second on goal.
• Sutter is the ninth player to score a goal this season.
• Prior to Sutter’s tally, the earliest goal for K-State in its inaugural season came from junior forward Abby Sieperda at Oakland at 16:20. Both goals came on interceptions deep in the opponent backfield.

Back Four Clock In
• K-State’s most consistent back four lineup of: redshirt sophomore Haley Sutter and sophomores Morgan Egan, Kelcy Fiser and Megan Kalkofen are the only four players to log over 650 minutes of action this season (of a possible 760:00). All four players came to K-State after transferring from a previous Division I school (Sutter, Memphis; Egan, Pittsburgh; Fiser, Ball State; Kalkofen, Wisconsin).
• Kalkofen leads the Wildcats in minutes played at 746, while also starting all eight matches.
• Fiser is second in minutes played with 710 and has played in all eight matches with seven starts.
• Sutter has notched the third most minutes with 707 and has played in and started all eight matches. She is the only player among the four to have registered a point this season.
• Egan is fourth in minutes played with 661 and has played in and started all eight matches.