K-State soccer falls 4-0 to TCU on the road

The Wildcats entering the field before kickoff against the Texas Longhorns at Buser Family Park on Sept. 29, 2019 (Dylan Connell | Collegian Media Group)

The Wildcats traveled south to Fort Worth, Texas, for Thursday’s game against TCU.

The game was originally scheduled for the evening, but due to inclement weather, kickoff changed to an early 9 a.m. start.

Kansas State was not able to secure a positive result and fell to the Horned Frogs 4-0.

Although games usually start after midday, head coach Mike Dibbini told K-State Sports he does not think the early game time influenced the score.

“Today’s match was just a little bit different playing a morning game, even though we practice in the mornings,” Dibbini said. “The score really isn’t an indication of just how close the overall match was in terms of the run of play. They just beat us in the key moments on set pieces and they punished us for that.”

TCU (10-5-1, 4-2-1 Big 12) was more than ready to host the Wildcats as they got all four goals behind the net in the first 45 minutes of the game.

The first goal came just three minutes in. TCU took advantage from a corner kick set piece. Sophomore forward Messiah Bright connected with the ball on an assist from sophomore midfielder Tatum Condrey.

Just five minutes later, Condrey scored a goal for herself.

Bright took a chance from 20 yards out in the 30th minute for her second goal of the game and eighth of the season.

With one minute left in the first half, TCU scored once more. Junior midfielder Yazmeen Ryan intercepted the ball at midfield and connected with junior midfielder Haley Mallion who finished the play.

Although K-State was not able to get on the board, they held a narrow edge over TCU with 18-17 total shots.

The Wildcats’ 18 total chances tie for second-most shots in a single Big 12 game in program history and is a season-high record. K-State reached a total of 248 shots for this season, surpassing last year’s shot record of 236.

The Wildcats will now travel back to Manhattan and to host West Virginia as the seniors get ready to play their last home match at senior night. The game will be on at 1 p.m. on Sunday in Buser Family Park.