K-State Visits Oakland, Central Michigan This Weekend

WEEKEND PREVIEW

KANSAS STATE
WILDCATS
0-1-1
NR

ROSTER | STATS | SCHEDULE

OAKLAND
GOLDEN GRIZZLIES
1-1-0
NR

ROSTER | STATS | SCHEDULE

CENTRAL MICHIGAN
CHIPPEWAS
2-0-0
NR

ROSTER | STATS | SCHEDULE
Friday, Aug 26, 6:00pm (CT)

K-STATE at OAKLAND

SERIES: First Meeting
WATCH (Free): ESPN3

NOTES
GAMECENTER
LIVE AUDIO

Sunday, Aug 28, 12:00pm (CT)

K-STATE at CENTRAL MICHIGAN

SERIES: First Meeting
WATCH (Free): CSN Digital

NOTES
GAMECENTER
LIVE AUDIO

MANHATTAN, Kan. - K-State will continue its eight-match road trip this weekend, as the Wildcats travel to the state of Michigan to face Oakland (1-1-0) and Central Michigan (2-0-0).

• The Wildcats will face the Golden Grizzlies on Friday night at 6 p.m. (CT), with the match airing on ESPN3. Visit www.kstatesports.com, for a link to the broadcast.
• The Wildcats will then enter the middle of the The Great Lakes State to face the Chippewas on Sunday afternoon at 12 p.m. (CT), with the match broadcast free online on CSN Digital. Visit www.kstatesports.com for a link to the broadcast.
• Both matches can be heard on 101.5 KROCK in Manhattan or for free at www.kstatesports.com.

Recapping the Opening Weekend
• After 22 months of planning and preparations, the K-State women’s soccer team took the field for the first time on Aug. 19 at Saint Louis. The home-standing Billikens defeated the Wildcats, 3-1, for the first result in program history.
• The program’s first goal was scored by freshman Katie Cramer, who etched her name in school history by scoring directly on a corner kick in the 66th minute of the match.
• K-State completed its weekend in the St. Louis-area with a physical 0-0 (2OT) draw at SIUE on Sunday. The match featured 23 combined fouls and seven yellow cards. After allowing two first half goals at Saint Louis on Friday, the Wildcats closed out the final 155:00 allowing just one goal.
• Junior goalkeeper Miranda Larkin recorded a career-high six saves and tallied her second career shutout.

Dibbini Enters First Season at K-State
• Kansas State announced the formation of its women’s soccer program on Oct. 12, 2014. With the monumental task of building a program from the ground up, K-State announced on Dec. 26, 2014, that Mike Dibbini would be the first head coach in program history.
• Dibbini has seen success at every stage of his coaching career. He owns a 265-79-32 (.747) career mark with eight seasons at Kansas Wesleyan (NAIA) and two seasons at Cal Poly Pomona (NCAA D-II).
• While at Kansas Wesleyan, Dibbini oversaw both the men’s and women’s soccer programs and guided the women’s program during his time at Cal Poly Pomona.
• The 2016 season will be Dibbini’s first season of coaching since the 2014 season at Cal Poly Pomona where he steered the program to a 15-6-1 record and a third round appearance in the 2014 NCAA Division II Championships.

Larkin Blanks SIUE with Career-High
• Junior goalkeeper Miranda Larkin made her first K-State start against SIUE on Aug. 21. This was the first live match action Larkin saw 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.