K-State Opens Preseason Action with Win

MANHATTAN, Kansas (Kansas State Athletics) – Paced by an early goal from sophomore Adah Anderson, K-State soccer opened its two-match preseason schedule with a 1-0 win on Saturday over Missouri State at Buser Family Park.

– Saturday’s match was played with modified rules, as there were four, 30-minute segments with five minutes between each segment.
– Temperature at kick-off was 95 degrees with a heat index of 103.
– K-State was able to utilize all four goalkeepers – Alaina WerremeyerMorgan HobbsMadison Wingler and Rachel Harris during the four segments. Werremeyer was credited with the win, while Hobbs, Wingler and Harris combined for the Wildcats’ four saves.

– In the second minute, Anderson was on the receiving end of a deep service from senior Kursten von Klahr. Anderson was able to put her forehead on the ball and redirected it past Missouri State goalkeeper, Hannah Peterson, near the left post.
– Anderson has now scored three goals in K-State preseason action over the last two seasons, as she scored a pair at South Dakota State in 2021.
– K-State finished the afternoon with a 21-5 advantage in total shots and an 8-4 edge in shots on goal. In total, K-State saw 14 different players register at least one shot attempt.
– Anderson ended the afternoon with three shots, all on goal.
– Seniors Kyler Goins and Caylee Thornhill also added three shots each.
– The Wildcats also outpaced the Bears in corners, 5-3.

K-State Head Coach Mike Dibbini
“There were a lot of good moments. There were a lot of moments that you can tell that we need more time together. It was good to see everybody play that was available today. I think it gives us a big picture of what we need to work on. This is what we needed. We got tired of training against each other. So hopefully we can watch a little bit of video and break it down a little bit more and be even sharper against Wyoming. We know we’ve got a long way to go and this is just a scrimmage but it’s good for us to get that result at home.”

K-State completes its preseason slate on Wednesday, as the Wildcats travel to Laramie, Wyoming, to face Wyoming at 2 p.m.

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