K-State Unbeaten Streak Ended at Drake





9-3-1 (0-2-0 MVC)

Hernandez: 3 shots
Hall: 1 SOG
Larkin: 5 SVs

Carroll: 1 G
Fiorito: 1 A
Dennis: 2 SVs

K-State 0 0 0
Drake 1
0 1

DES MOINES, Iowa – Kansas State entered Sunday’s match at Drake looking to extend its unbeaten streak to four and its winning streak to three, but the Bulldogs downed the Wildcats, 1-0, at Cownie Stadium.

Kansas State is now 4-6-3 on the year, while Drake is 9-3-1.

“It was difficult,” said head coach Mike Dibbini. “You get on a high from playing the game on Friday night. Can you bring that same mentality and same level of effort into Sunday? It was one of those games that was predictable. It was one of those games where we got complacent and didn’t bring a high level of energy.”

Drake broke a scoreless tie in the 43rd minute of the first half. Linda Fiorito placed a cross into the six-yard box from near the right corner. Tawny Carroll was able to outjump her defender and deflect the pass back towards the right post to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead.

The Drake goal ended K-State goalkeeper Miranda Larkin’s shutout streak at two plus matches. The overall time duration was 243:52, surpassing her previous high of 226:56 from earlier this season. Larkin finished the afternoon with five saves.

K-State’s Tatum Wagner made a bid to put the Wildcats on the board in the second half. In the 54th minute, Haley Sutter forced Drake to play the ball back towards its own goal. Wagner stepped in front of the pass and sent a shot skimming along the ground towards the left post. Wagner shot deflected off the post and into the waiting arms of Drake goalkeeper Brooke Dennis.

Drake outshot K-State, 12-7, including a 6-2 edge in shots on goal. Both teams tied on corner kicks at six all.

Kansas State continues its four-match road trip on Friday, October 7 at Texas. Game time is 7 p.m. The match will be available on the Longhorn Network. An audio broadcast of the match will be available on 101.5 KROCK in Manhattan and for free at www.kstatesports.com.