Soccer takes first win of the season

Then-junior Kursten Von Klahr goes past a fallen defender during the September 19, 2021 game against UTRGV at Buser Family Park. (Archive by Sophie Osborn | Collegian Media Group)

After starting the season 0-1-1, the women’s soccer team got their first win of the season on Thursday, Aug. 25 in Edinburg, Texas against Texas Rio Grande Valley. 

While allowing the Wildcats to attempt 20 shots during the game, the Vaqueros managed to keep the Wildcats out of the goal for most of the game. Although the Wildcats struggled to finish one of their eight first half shots, the team capitalized early on coming out of half time.

In the 51st minute, sophomore Adah Anderson made a pass through the UTRGV defensive line to senior Kylar Goines. Goines got the shot off past the defensive line to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead. 

“They problem solved. I mean, you had a team that stayed really organized defensively,” K-State head coach Mike Dibbini said. “Their game plan was to kind of sit and counter us and we had to figure out ways to problem solve on our own. And that’s what they did tonight.”

After scoring the game-leading goal, the Wildcats’ defense finished the game strong holding off the Vaqueros. The defense allowed one shot the rest of the game.

“We got the shutout. We always preach about not conceding goals and they did that tonight,” Dibbini said. “There was some interesting moments that we got caught in a pickle and we did a good job of rebounding and getting out of it.”

The Wildcats finish up their trip to Texas playing the University of Texas at San Antonio with a 2-0-1 record on Sunday, Aug. 28 at noon.