Wildcats Soccer falls 4-0 to Texas

At the top of the goalie box, senior forward Kyler Goins passes the ball to her teammate in the game against Texas Christian University on September 30, 2022. (Archive photo by Macey Franko | Collegian Media Group)

Kansas State suffered a 0-4 loss to Texas on Thursday after a four-goal run in the last 27 minutes of regulation. The loss drops the Wildcat’s record to 4-7-2 on the season after facing a stout Longhorns offense.

Texas firmly held the time of possession for the first 20 minutes of play. Shooting nine shots to K-State’s six, Texas played aggressively, but K-State’s defense held firm, allowing no goals to be scored in the first half. This would mark the ninth time this season that the Wildcats were able to hold an opponent scoreless going into half.

The second half started quickly for the Longhorns, as they outshot K-State in the last 45 minutes of play 12 shots to two.

In the 67th minute of play, Texas forward Cameron Brooks scored a goal, hitting the bottom right of the net. This shifted momentum heavily in the Longhorn’s favor as two more goals would be scored within the next five minutes of play — the first by defender Emily Jane Cox with an assist by midfielder Ashlyn Miller and the second by Brooks, her second goal of the game. Midfielder/forward Jilly Shimkin would score the fourth and final goal of the night for Texas, topping off a 4-0 victory over the Wildcats.

Notable Wildcat performances included senior forward Kyler Goins, who recorded four total shots and one shot on goal, and junior goalkeeper Alaina Werremeyer, who ended the night with six saves. This was the 18th time in her career to have five or more saves in a game.

K-State went into this matchup as an underdog and looks to improve upon their record in their next match against Baylor on Sunday, Oct. 9, 12 p.m. in Waco, Texas.