Soccer victorious with first conference win against Houston, first win since Aug. 24

Kansas State soccer dumps water on head coach Mike Dibbini after his 300th career win. K-State defeated Houston 1-0 in the team's first win since August. (Haylee Haslett | Collegian Media Group)

Kansas State soccer received its first conference regular season win at home against the Houston Cougars in a 1-0 victory.

The first half featured the Wildcats scoring a header from defender Jazmin Brown off a corner kick assist from midfielder Porter List. This goal marked Brown’s third of the season.

The Wildcats were aggressive on goal in the first half. By the end of the first half, K-State more than doubled the number of shots attempted compared to the end of the first half in its last game with 11 shot attempts total.

The second half did not see any goals, but defensively, the Wildcats continued to shine. K-State’s defense heavily relied on its ability to press.

“We prepared this week and focused on pressing,” head coach Mike Dibbini said. “I think we’re just a much better team when we press up higher up the field.” 

This win marked Dibbinis 300th career win as a coach. 

“It’s extremely meaningful,” Dibbini said. “You know, this wasn’t just done by me, it was done by all of us together.” 

The Wildcats will keep on moving as the team visits BYU at 6 p.m. Monday.