K-State to End Non-Conference Schedule Against Missouri State and at Tulsa

Match 8
Missouri State (5-4-0) at Kansas State (3-2-2)
Friday, September 14, 2018 | 7 p.m. | Manhattan, Kan. | K-State Soccer Complex

Watch: FCS Pacific/K-StateHD.TV | Listen: 101.5 KROCK & kstatesports.com | Live Stats: kstatesports.com
Series History: Missouri State leads 1-0
Last Meeting: Oct. 17, 2016 (Missouri State won 2-0)

Match 9
Kansas State (3-2-2) at Tulsa (3-3-1)
Sunday, September 16, 2018 | 2 p.m. | Tulsa, Okla. | Hurricane Soccer & Track Stadium

Watch: HurricaneVision ($) | Listen: 101.5 KROCK & kstatesports.com | Live Stats: kstatesports.com
Series History: First meeting
Last Meeting: –

MANHATTAN, Kansas –  Kansas State (3-2-2) will end its 2018 regular season non-conference schedule this weekend, as the Wildcats host Missouri State on Friday night at 7 p.m. K-State finishes the weekend at Tulsa with a Sunday first kick at 2 p.m.

• Friday’s match is part of a Wildcat Weekend in Manhattan. Fans with a ticket to the K-State/UTSA football game can purchase a ticket to the match for only $3.
• Friday’s match will be available on FOX College Sports – Pacific and K-StateHD.TV. Sunday’s match will be broadcast on HurricaneVision (subscription required).
• Both matches will be broadcast on 101.5 KROCK in Manhattan and for free at kstatesports.com.

Weekend in Review
• Kansas State split its weekend with a home and road match. The Wildcats finished with an 0-1-1 mark.
• K-State dropped a tough 3-2 decision at the K-State Soccer Complex to UMKC on Friday, Sept. 7. It was the first home loss of the season for the Wildcats.
• Sophomore Brookelynn Entz scored the fastest goal in program history, registering her goal 18 seconds into the match. It was her first of the season.
• Senior Tatum Wagner followed in the 8th minute with her first goal of the season to give K-State a 2-0 lead.
• UMKC would score three unanswered goals, all from Kelsey Mothershead, to down the Wildcats.
• K-State recovered to register a 0-0 draw at Indiana on Sunday, Sept. 9. It was K-State’s second 0-0 draw this season. Kansas State is now unbeaten in consecutive road matches for the first time since Sept. 2-4, 2016 at Creighton and at Omaha.
• Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Emma Malsy recorded a career-high 11 saves and tallied her fifth shutout this season.

Missouri State at a Glance
• Missouri State (5-4-0) had a two-match winning streak snapped on Sept. 9, with a 3-0 loss at Saint Louis.
• On the sidelines, the Bears are led by head coach Rob Brewer. Brewer, in his 23rd year with the program, owns a 202-183-50 (.522) record in Springfield.
• Statistically, Missouri State is paced by Kennady Orlick and Jordan Eickelman. Orlick has three goals, while Eickelman has two goals and one assist.

Tulsa at a Glance
• Tulsa (3-3-1) had a two-match winning streak ended on Sept. 9, at Rice with a 2-0 defeat.
• The Golden Hurricane will host crosstown rival, Oral Roberts, on Friday before hosting the Wildcats on Sunday.
• Tulsa is led on the sideline by 11th year head coach Kyle Cussen. Cussen owns a 94-87-27 (.517) record during his time with the Golden Hurricane.
• The Golden Hurricane are led by Anna Williams and Mia Darden. Williams paces the team with three goals and three assists. Darden also has three goals and an assist this season.

Seven-Match SnapShot in First Three Seasons
• Kansas State has shown steady improvement in the first three seasons of the program and it can be seen through a snapshot of the first seven matches of the three seasons.
• Following the first five matches of 2018, K-State has a 3-2-2 record. In 2016, the Wildcats were 2-3-2 and last season were 3-3-1.
• Offensively, K-State has been able to put more shots on frame in 2018 (55) than the previous two seasons (31 in 2016 and 54 in 2017).
• Defensively, K-State has allowed just five goals and surrendered just 44 shots on goal.

Purple Pitch
• Kansas State has played just 16 home matches in its 41-game history, but have felt comfortable at the K-State Soccer Complex.
• The Wildcats are 8-7-1 at home, including a school record four-match home field winning streak and a five-match unbeaten streak which spanned the end of the 2016 home schedule and the start of the 2017 home slate.
• In the 16 home matches, the Wildcats have outscored opponents, 25-17 (+8).
• The Wildcats set the K-State Soccer Complex record for goals in a match with a 4-0 win over Oakland on August 19, 2018.
• Overall in matches played within the Sunflower State, Kansas State owns a record of 9-7-1.

K-State Posts Blank Score Sheets
• K-State has registered 15 shutouts in its three seasons of action. The Wildcats are ahead of their pace from last season, as Kansas State has registered five shutouts in the first seven matches. K-State ranks 13th in the nation in shutout percentage at 71.4.
• Defensively, the Wildcats have allowed a shots on goal percentage in the five shutouts this season of .356 including three efforts below 40.0 percent.
• Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Emma Malsy established a new career-high for saves with 11 at Indiana. This marked the most saves in a shutout in program history.

Malsy Spotless Between the Pipes
• Following a season on the sideline, redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Emma Malsy stepped in frame for K-State and pocketed five shutouts in K-State’s first seven matches this season.
• For the season, Malsy owns a 0.67 goals against average and a .884 save percentage with 38 saves. She is tied for the league lead in shutouts and is second in saves and saves per match. Her save percentage ranks third in the league.
• Her five shutouts are tied for the most in a single season in program history. She ranks seventh in the nation in shutouts.
• Against Saint Louis on August 17, Malsy made her first start since October 23, 2016, at Oregon, when she was a freshman at Arizona State. She tallied four saves including a pair of clutch efforts in the first half and send K-State to a 1-0 win. It was her first collegiate win since October 6, 2016, against Washington.
• This was the first shutout win for K-State since October 6, 2017, at Kansas.
• Malsy tallied her second shutout of the weekend with a pair of saves in the second half against Oakland on August 19.
• The product of Westminster, California, is the first goalkeeper in program history to register a pair of shutouts in the opening weekend of the season.
• At Indiana with adverse conditions in both goal areas on Sept. 9, Malsy recorded her fifth shutout of the season with a career-high 11 saves and tied the school record for saves in a match.
• Malsy owns a career collegiate record of 6-6-3 and has seven career shutouts, after spending one season between the pipes for Arizona State.

Cramer Achieves Career-high for Goals & Points
• Junior forward Katie Cramer owns the ultimate piece of K-State soccer history and has added to her career goals total this season.
• The product of Goddard, Kansas, leads the Wildcats in goals (2), assists (3) and points (7). Cramer is averaging 1.00 points per match. She leads the Wildcats in total shots (15) and is tied for third in shots on goal (6).
• Cramer has set a new career season-high for goals, assists and points in a season. She owns the school record for assists by a junior and total points by a junior.
• For her career, Cramer ranks tied for second in points (14), tied for third in program history for goals (4). She is tied for the career school record for assists (6).
• In K-State’s win over Drake, Cramer registered her first career game-winning goal. She scored on a free kick from 30 yards. It was the first free kick goal by K-State since September 25, 2016.
• Against Oakland, she gathered a ball just short of midfield. She proceeded to drive toward the net, put the ball through a Golden Grizzlies defender’s legs at the 18-yard box, deflect the ball off the keeper and then tap in the loose ball from 3 yards away.
• In the 76th minute, Cramer found Christina Baxter for a one-timer at the top of the penalty area. It was the fourth career assist for Cramer.
• Her three points against Oakland were a new career-high and tied for second in program history for a single match. She is the sixth player in program history with three or more points in a match.
• Against UMKC on Sept. 7, Cramer dished out a pair of assists on K-State’s two goals. She is the second player in program history to dish out two assists in a match (Hannah Davis, vs. Colorado State, 9/17/17).
• In 2017, Cramer set a career-high with five points with a goal and career-best three assists. She ranked second on the team in assists and led the team in assists in Big 12 action with two.
• She notched the first assist in Big 12 play for Kansas State, providing the helper on Ashley Zane’s goal. She also assisted on  the Davis game-winning goal at Kansas on Oct. 6.
• Cramer scored the first goal in program history, converting directly on a corner kick against Saint Louis on August 19, 2016.

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