White Downs Purple in Scrimmage

MANHATTAN, Kan. - On a beautiful evening in the Little Apple, Kansas State women's soccer conducted its first Purple-White scrimmage in front of an excited crowd at the new K-State Soccer Complex on Saturday night. The White team came out with the win, downing Purple 2-0.

The teams played three 30-minute periods on Saturday, as head coach Mike Dibbini utilized his entire roster during the intrasquad scrimmage. In the opening 30-minute segment, the teams played to a 0-0 draw but White outshot the Purple, 6-3, with five of those six attempts on goal.

In the second period, Purple dominated the run of play and outshot the White, 10-3. However, White broke through first as redshirt junior Madison Wedekind collected a pass from freshmen Katie Cramer and beat Purple goalkeeper Miranda Larkin to the lower left corner to give White a 1-0 lead at 40:08 of the match.

In the final 30-minute segment, the teams matched up evenly, as both teams tallied four shots on goal. White was able to increase their lead to 2-0 in the 71st minute, as freshman Morgan Hensley scored from 20 yards out, as freshman Allie Luna registered the assist.

Backing the effort for White was freshman goalkeeper Andi Wenck. The product of East Troy, Wisconsin, tallied nine saves on the night.

Overall, Purple registered 18 total shots and nine on goal, while White recorded 15 shots and 13 on goal.

K-State will conclude its preseason scrimmages on Tuesday, August 16 at 7 p.m., as the Wildcats host Washburn at the K-State Soccer Complex. The match is free and open to the public.