K-State Falls at Texas, 2-0

GAME RECAP

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2

NR
K-STATE
WILDCATS
4-7-3

NR
TEXAS
LONGHORNS
7-6-1 (0-3-1 Big 12)

LEADERS:
Mauck: 1 SOG
Larkin: 6 SVs

LEADERS:
Brook: 1 G
Brown: 1 SV

TEAM 1ST 2ND F
K-State 0 0 0
Texas 1
1
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AUSTIN, Texas – Kansas State soccer gained a brief preview of Big 12 Conference action in its inaugural season on Friday night, as the Wildcats faced Texas in a non-conference match. The Longhorns defeated the Wildcats, 2-0, in the match-up at Mike A. Myers Stadium. K-State will play a full Big 12 schedule in the 2017 season.

Kansas State is now 4-7-3 on the season and have been held scoreless in consecutive games for the first time this season. The loss on Friday night extended K-State’s road losing streak to four matches. The last point K-State recorded on the road came on Sept. 4 at Omaha with a 1-0 win. Texas improves to 7-6-1 for the season and halted a four-match winless streak.

“I thought our girls battled and competed all night,” said K-State head coach Mike Dibbini. “We did some nice things and we executed the game plan. Obviously giving up the goal on a misplay in the beginning wasn’t ideal but we played through it. They can walk away today saying that we are only a few plays away from playing at this level. Texas is very athletic and physical. We hung in there and saw a lot of nice things.”

Texas did not waste time in putting a goal on the board, scoring 55 seconds into the match. The Longhorns played a corner kick into the K-State box and the Wildcats put a head on the initial kick for an attempted clearance.

The ball popped straight into the air in front of the K-State net and the Longhorns’ Olivia Brook outjumped everyone in the six-yard box and put the ball into the net with her head.

Kansas State kept Texas off the board for the remainder of the first half. The Longhorns outshot the Wildcats in the first frame, 11-1, including a 4-0 advantage in shots on goal.

In the 47th minute, the Longhorns drove the ball towards the left post of K-State’s second half goal. Texas forward Cyera Hintzen crossed a ball toward the six-yard box and Kansas State defender Megan Kalkofen deflected the pass into her own net to give Texas a 2-0 lead. It was the first own goal allowed by K-State this season.

Texas posted a 19-3 edge in total shots and an 8-1 difference in shots on goal. The Longhorns had seven corner kicks while K-State had five. The match featured 30 combined fouls, 15 by each team.

Kansas State will have a week off to prepare for its final two-match stretch of the inaugural season. K-State will travel to Missouri State on Monday, Oct. 17 for a 6 p.m., matchup. The Wildcats will conclude the season on Thursday, Oct. 20 at Illinois State. Both matches will be available on 101.5 KROCK and for free at www.kstatesports.com.