Women’s soccer team ready for Central Arkansas, Creighton

The K-State Woman's Soccer team played Oral Roberts on the newly completed woman's soccer field on Sept. 23, 2016. (File photo by Austin Fuller | The Collegian)

The Kansas State women’s soccer team will look to push its record over .500, as the team has matches against the University of Central Arkansas on Sept. 8 and against Creighton University on Sept. 10.

The Wildcats currently sit at 2-2-1 on the year. After starting the year 0-1-1, the team has won two out of its last three matches, including a win in its only home game so far this year, a 2-0 victory over the University of Nebraska Omaha.

Head coach Mike Dibbini is always happy with a win, regardless of how the game was played.

“We had a lot of good opportunities both halves,” Dibbini said to K-State Sports. “They had a good game plan in terms of sitting in and defending us deep. We had to figure out ways to break them down. It was not pretty, but we will take the ‘W.’”

In the Wildcats’ last game on Sept. 3, K-State fell 1-0 on the road to the University of Northern Iowa.

On Friday, the Wildcats will face off against the Central Arkansas Bears, who currently sit at 2-4 for the young season. The game will kick off at 7 p.m., and it can be watched on Cox Channel Kansas, K-StateHD.tv or listened to on 101.5 K-Rock.

On Sunday, K-State will face the struggling Creighton Bluejays, who at 0-5 will be looking for their first win of the year. The Wildcats and Bluejays will start at 1 p.m., and the game can be seen on ESPN3 or heard on 101.5 K-Rock.

This will be the sixth home soccer game for the Wildcats, and Manhattan has proven to be a very tough place for visitors to come in and win, as the Wildcats are 3-1-1 in the purple paradise.

After these two games, the Wildcats will face off against the University of South Dakota on Sept. 14. The Wildcats will have one more non-conference match after that, a home game against Colorado State University.