K-State to End 8-Match Road Trip This Weekend
K-State to End 8-Match Road Trip This Weekend
• The Wildcats will face the Sugar Bears of Central Arkansas on Friday night at 6 p.m., with the match broadcast on 101.5 KROCK in Manhattan and for free at www.kstatesports.com.
• Kansas State will end the trip on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m., at Little Rock with the match broadcast online on Little Rock All-Access. A subscription is required to view Sunday’s match. Visit www.kstatesports.com for a link to the broadcast. The match will also be broadcast on 101.5 KROCK in Manhattan and for free at www.kstatesports.com.
Recapping the Weekend
• K-State (2-2-2) registered its first unblemished weekend in program history, as the Wildcats booked a 1-1 draw at Creighton on Sept. 2 and a 1-0 win at Omaha on Sept. 4.
• After traveling for 80 minutes at Creighton, K-State freshman Laramie Hall buried her first career goal on a cross in the 86th minute to even the match. This was the latest goal in program history.
• A lightning quick counterattack and a cross from Hall to freshman Dora Gallo resulted in the lone goal in K-State’s win over the Mavericks on Sunday. Gallo assumed the team lead in goals scored with her second this season.
• Junior goalkeeper Miranda Larkin tallied five saves while recording her third shutout this season and the fourth of her career in the win.
Central Arkansas At a Glance
• Central Arkansas (4-2-0) enters Friday night’s match with a three-game win streak, including a 2-0 win at Louisiana-Monroe on Sept. 4. The Sugar Bears have not allowed a goal since Aug. 26, which encompasses the three-match win streak.
• On the sidelines, Central Arkansas is guided by fifth year head coach Jeremy Bishop. Bishop owns a 35-42-7 mark during his time in Conway.
• The Sugar Bears are led in scoring by Ashley Smith and Camille Bassett with two goals each.
Little Rock At a Glance
• Little Rock (3-3-0) saw their three-match win streak come to an end on Sept. 2, as the Trojans fell at No. 14 Texas A&M, 1-0.
• Little Rock is led by fourth year head coach Adrian Blewitt. Blewitt is 27-31-6 during his time with the program.
• The Trojans are led in scoring by Jaclyn Purvine and Fali Garuba with two goals each.
• In net, Little Rock’s Sara Small owns a 2-3-0 record with two shutouts and a .826 save percentage this season.
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 6-2 in the second half this season.
• The Wildcats’ have attempted 20 more shots in the second half this season (37-17) and have scored five goals in the second half over the last four games.
• Overall, K-State is +3 in goal differential this season (9-6).
Gallo Nets Winner at Omaha
• Freshman midfielder Dora Gallo became the first Wildcat this season to score multiple goals in the campaign, as she netted her second goal of her career at Omaha on Sept. 4. The tally was her first career game-winner.
• Gallo notched her first career collegiate goal at Oakland on Aug. 26, during K-State’s 6-0 win.
• For the season, Gallo is tied for the team lead in points with sophomore forward Tatum Wagner with four points. The product of Wichita, Kansas, leads the team in shots (14) and shots on goal (6).
Hall Works Hard on Labor Day Weekend
• Freshman midfielder/forward Laramie Hall made a huge impact on the K-State outcomes during the Labor Day weekend in Omaha.
• During K-State’s 1-1 draw at Creighton on Sept. 2, Hall sent home the game-tying goal in the 86th minute. 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.
• For the season, Hall has come off the bench in all six matches for the Wildcats. She is third on the team in total points with three and owns a .250 shot percentage and a .750 shots on goal percentage this season.
K-State Goalies Up to Task in Second Half
• Through six matches this season, K-State goalkeepers Miranda Larkin and Tania Chassot have surrendered just two goals in the 6 second halves that have been played this season.
• This number is impressive when considering K-State’s opponents have fired off 47 shots in the second half this season with Larkin and Chassot making 23 saves. The combined save percentage for the duo in the second half this season is .920, while their first half save percentage is .733.