Soccer falls in blowout loss to Nebraska 

Midfielder Adah Anderson dribbles the ball against the Creighton Bluejays on Aug. 27. Kansas State tied with the Bluejays on with a 0-0 score. (Avery Johnson | Collegian Media Group)

Kansas State soccer drops to 2-2-2 record on the season after suffering a 4-0 loss at home to an unbeaten Nebraska team now sitting at 5-0-1.

In the first half, the Cornhuskers were firing on all cylinders offensively, totaling 17 shots and scoring four goals. The Wildcats took eight shots but could not convert any goals going into the second half.

“They deflated us in the first half because we did not compete with them.” head coach Mike Dibbini said. “We looked a little hesitant and we were on our back foot in the first half.”

Going into the second half, K-State found some rhythm defensively, not allowing another goal. The offensive side continued to struggle, ending the game with a total of 14 shots but no goals.

Physicality was present all game, leading to many penalties for both teams. Both sides combined for 20 fouls as the Cornhuskers got its fifth win of the season. The fouling seemed to grow for the Wildcats, totaling to 12 for the whole game.

“We need to anticipate better; we were very reactive and were not able to compete with them physically,” Dibbini said. “We just got to be better.”

The Wildcats will be at home for the next three games, hosting Memphis at 7 p.m. on Thursday.