K-State to Celebrate Senior Day Friday Night
K-State to Celebrate Senior Day Friday Night
MANHATTAN, Kansas - Kansas State will split the weekend into home and road matches, as the Wildcats will host UMKC on Friday night at 7 p.m., in the regular season home finale. Friday’s match will be Senior Night, as K-State will honor its lone senior, Abbey Fiser, in a pregame ceremony. K-State will return to action on Sunday, Oct. 2, in Des Moines, Iowa, to face Drake at 1 p.m.
• A standing room-only crowd is anticipated on Friday for the final home match of the inaugural schedule. For available tickets or to become a member of the K-State Soccer Founder’s Club, contact the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 221-CATS or visit www.kstatesports.com/tickets.
• Friday night’s match will be broadcast statewide on COX Channel Kansas and globally on K-StateHD.TV, as Brian Smoller and Oscar Montenegro will handle the call. An audio broadcast of Friday’s 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.
• Sunday’s match will be available on 101.5 KROCK in Manhattan and for free at www.kstatesports.com.
Recapping the Weekend
• K-State recorded its second unbeaten weekend of the season, as the Wildcats battled to a 1-1 draw on Friday night against Oral Roberts and a 2-0 win over South Dakota on Sunday afternoon. K-State is 2-0-1 against Summit League foes this season.
• Sophomore forward Tatum Wagner registered three points over the weekend, as she assisted on freshman forward Laramie Hall’s goal against Oral Roberts and tallied her own goal on Sunday against South Dakota.
• Redshirt sophomore forward Kim Braddock registered her first collegiate goal, burying a direct kick from 22 yards out for the game-winning goal against South Dakota.
UMKC at a Glance
• UMKC (3-6-2) ventures to Manhattan on Friday fresh off a 4-0 win over Oral Roberts on Sept. 25. The Kangaroos have won two of their last three matches.
• On the sidelines, the Kangaroos are guided by sixth year head coach Chris Cissell. During his time in Kansas City, Cissell owns a 56-43-15 (.557) record.
• UMKC is led in scoring by Kelsey Mothershead with 12 points on a team-high six goals. Mothershead registered a hat trick against Oral Roberts on Sept. 25.
Drake at a Glance
• Drake (8-2-1) hosts the Wildcats on Sunday after visiting Indiana State on Friday night. The Bulldogs have alternated between wins and losses over the last four match, dropping a 1-0 decision against Evansville in the Missouri Valley Conference opener on Sept. 25.
• The Bulldogs are led by 10th year head coach Lindsey Horner. Horner is 70-73-4 (.490) during her time in Des Moines.
• Drake is led in scoring by Alyssa Brand and Kayla Armstrong with 16 points each. Brand leads the team in goals with four.
Attendance Record Broken in Home Opener
• Excitement for the Kansas State women’s soccer program’s home opener hit its fever pitch on Friday, Sept. 16, as 2,403 fans attended the first official home match at the K-State Soccer Complex.
• The 2,403 fans marks the most fans to attend a Division I women’s soccer match in the state of Kansas. Among Big 12 members’ largest home crowds in their history, it ranked as the sixth-highest total among the schools.
• As of September 26, K-State ranks fourth in the nation for average attendance with 2,250 fans per game.
Diverse Attack for the Wildcats
• K-State has been extremely diverse in its point totals in its inaugural schedule.
• Of the 36 points K-State has tallied this season, 13 players have notched at least one point.
• Among the 36 points, 14 have come on goals with 10 different players recording a goal this season. The only multiple goal scorers on the roster this season are sophomore forward Tatum Wagner (3), freshman forward Laramie Hall (2) and freshman midfielder Dora Gallo (2).
• K-State owns three game-winning goals this season and three different players have tallied the winner: Abby Sieperda (at Oakland), Gallo (at Omaha) and Kim Braddock (vs. South Dakota).
Wagner Nets First Home Goal in Program History
• Sophomore forward Tatum Wagner has been on a hot streak recently for the Wildcats, registering a program-high three straight matches with a point. Wagner has tallied five points in the last three games, two goals and an assist.
• Against Northern Iowa on Sept. 16, Wagner became a permanent part of K-State soccer lore, as she recorded the program’s first home goal. Wagner maneuvered past the UNI goalkeeper and sent the ball into an open net in the 81st minute.
• Against Oral Roberts on Sept. 23, Wagner crossed a ball to freshman Laramie Hall, who deflected the pass into the net for K-State’s only goal in the 1-1 draw.
• Against South Dakota on Sept. 25, Wagner scored K-State’s second goal of the match, as Wagner maneuvered past the Coyotes’ goalkeeper and sent the ball into an open net in the 60th minute.
• For the season, Wagner has three goals and three assists to lead K-State in both categories.
Hall Working Hard
• Freshman midfielder/forward Laramie Hall has made a difference for K-State in three of the last six matches.
• During the Labor Day weekend in Omaha, Hall sent home the game-tying goal in the 86th minute at Creighton on Sept. 2. This was the latest goal to date in K-State’s inaugural season.
• In the 1-0 win at Omaha on Sept. 4, Hall was credited with the assist on Dora Gallo’s goal. Hall drove the ball to the Omaha end line before crossing a pass into the six-yard box which Gallo deposited into the back of the net.
• Hall helped K-State to a draw against Oral Roberts on Sept. 23, as she deflected a cross into the net in the second half for her second goal of the season and K-State’s only tally of the night.
• For the season, Hall has played in all 11 matches with three starts. She is second on the team in total points with six and owns a .455 shots on goal percentage this season.
Braddock was Direct
• Redshirt sophomore forward Kim Braddock recorded her first career collegiate goal on Sept. 25 against South Dakota, which was also the game-winning goal. The goal came in her 20th career collegiate match and her 10th at K-State.
• Braddock’s goal came off a direct kick from 22 yards away from goal. She is the first Wildcat in program history to score on a direct kick.
Larkin Starts K-State Stint With Clean Sheets
• Junior goalkeeper Miranda Larkin has been spotless in four of her nine starts this season, as she has recorded the only four shutouts in program history.
• Larkin made her first K-State start against SIUE on Aug. 21. This was the first live match action the Rockwall, Texas, native had seen since Nov. 1, 2013, against Kansas in the Big 12 Championship as a member of the Oklahoma Sooners.
• Larkin backstopped the Wildcats with her second career shutout and a career-high six saves in K-State’s 0-0 double overtime draw at SIUE.
• At Oakland on Aug. 26, Larkin made five saves to register her first win at K-State and the second of her collegiate career. It was her first win since Aug. 25, 2013 against Kennesaw State.
• At Omaha on Sept. 4, Larkin registered five saves to help K-State to its first unbeaten weekend in program history.
• Against South Dakota on Sept. 25, Larkin made five saves to register her first home win at K-State and her fourth shutout of the season.
• For the season, Larkin has 52 saves and owns a season-high for shutout minutes at 226:56. She owns an active shutout streak of 112:40. She ranks 19th in the nation in save percentage (.881), 36th in the nation in shutouts and 45th in goals against average at 0.724.