The Wildcats traveled down south to Norman, Oklahoma to play their third Big 12 game of the season against the Sooners. The ultimately fell to OU 3-2.
This was Kansas State’s second overtime game in their last three matches. The Wildcats were unable to get the win and come out on top after Oklahoma’s golden goal finished the game in the 97th minute.
“It was a tough match. I thought we played very well and we did everything right. We just couldn’t contain one player and we knew that going into the match,” head coach Mike Dibbini said to K-State Sports.
Dibbini knew exactly what to expect from the Sooners, as all three of their goals came from the same player. Oklahoma finished the game with an 8-2 advantage over the Wildcats on corner kicks.
K-State was the first to get on the board as they were able to get passed Oklahoma goalkeeper Nikki Panas in the 20th minute of the game. Junior midfielder Brookelynn Entz passed to senior midfielder Laramie Hall. Hall was open and shot the ball in the lower right corner of the goal.
This was Hall’s fourth goal of the season. Hall is tied for second in program history with seven total goals to her name during her career at K-State. Entz on the other hand got her third assist of the season, accumulating a total of six assists which is the third best in program history.
One minute later the Sooners were looking to even the match at one, but were unsuccessful. They were awarded a penalty, but redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Rachel Harris made a save and kept the Wildcats in the lead.
Oklahoma’s first goal would not come until minute 30 of the match. The Sooners took advantage of the corner kick and were able to get on the scoreboard. Megan Reilly took the corner for Oklahoma and found Kaylee Dao. Dao headed it into the back of the net.
At the half the game was 1-1.
Entz was brought down inside the box and K-State took a penalty kick. Entz knocked the ball into the back net behind the keeper.
“I think we did well offensively,” Entz said to K-State sports. “We were getting up there and getting our chances. We Finished two, which is really good to see that we got our first two Big 12 goals this season.”
Entz recorded her first goal of the season and her eighth overall, making her the player with most goals in program history for the Wildcats.
The rest of the night was not the best for the Wildcats as Oklahoma tied the game in the 62nd minute. Once again Dao headed the ball and got it into the back of the net.
The game was forced to go into overtime. It only took eight minutes for Dao to record her hat-trick. She scored off a corner kick once again and got the ball passed Harris.
The Wildcats now are 2-8-2, 0-3-0 this season. They will face Oklahoma State at 1 p.m. on Sunday in Stillwater, Oklahoma.