MANHATTAN — K-State will play three of its next four matches in the state of Kansas, as the Wildcats host Iowa State on Friday night at 7 p.m.
- Friday’s match is Pitch Black Night. Fans are encouraged to wear black to help create an unmatched environment with the annual Pitch Black promotion. All general admission tickets and select concessions are just $1. The first 200 students will receive a free Pitch Black t-shirt.
- Friday’s match will be broadcast on Big 12 Now on ESPN+, as Brian Smoller (play-by-play), Oscar Montenegro (analyst) and Bridget Howard (sideline) will have the call. The match will also be available on 101.5 KROCK in Manhattan and for free atkstatesports.com.
Weekend in Review
- K-State held three leads during a two-game swing through the state of Oklahoma last weekend, but the Wildcats were downed by Oklahoma (3-2) and Oklahoma State (2-1), respectively.
- The scores from the games in Oklahoma last weekend, matched the scores from the first meetings between the teams in 2017 in Norman and Stillwater.
- In the Wildcats’ road Big 12 opener on Thursday, October 3, at Oklahoma, K-State had a pair of leads against the Sooners but Oklahoma came back twice to equal the match and score the game-winner in the first overtime of a 3-2 match.
- K-State’s goals came from senior Laramie Hall and junior Brookelynn Entz. Entz assisted on Hall’s goal and set the school record for points in a Big 12 match with three.
- Hall set a new personal career-high with her fourth goal of the season. The native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is tied for the team lead in goals with four and leads the team in total points with nine.
- Entz registered the first penalty kick goal of 2019 for the Wildcats. The product of Newton, Kansas, is third on the team this season with six total points.
- With its two goals at Oklahoma, K-State ended a three-match scoreless stretch and tied the school record for goals in a Big 12 match.
- In the second game of the weekend, K-State held a 1-0 lead after the first 45 minutes at 25th-ranked Oklahoma State. The Cowgirls scored two goals in a four-minute stretch to begin the second half to down the Wildcats, 2-1.
- Senior Katie Cramer tallied her fourth goal of the season and the first Big 12 goal of her career. The forward from Goddard, Kansas, is tied for the team lead in goals and is second for total points with eight.
- K-State has played 29 home matches in its 65-game history, but have felt more comfortable at Buser Family Park.
- The Wildcats are 10-18-1 at home, including a school record four-match home field winning streak and a five-match unbeaten streak which spanned the end of the 2016 home schedule and the start of the 2017 home slate.
- In the 29 home matches, the Wildcats have outscored its opponents, 40-34 (-6).
- The Wildcats set the Buser Family Park record for goals in a match with a 4-0 win over Oakland on August 19, 2018.
- Overall in matches played within the Sunflower State, Kansas State owns a record of 11-18-1.
Shots, Shots and More Shots
- Kansas State has piled up the total shot attempts this season.
- K-State ranks 55th in the nation and sixth in the Big 12 in shots per game at 15.5.
- If the season were to end today, K-State would set school records for total shots per game and shots on goal per game (6.08).
- The Wildcats have three matches this season with 20 or more shots including a season-high 27 shots against Arkansas State on August 29. The 27 shots rank tied for second in program history for a single match.
- In the 2018 season, K-State had a total of three matches with 20 or more total shots.
Seniors Bag Goals
- Entering the 2019 season, K-State had received three total goals from seniors with all three coming in the 2018 campaign.
- This season, the Wildcats have scored 12 total goals with nine coming from seniors.
- Katie Cramer and Laramie Hall are tied for the team lead with four goals each. Ashley Zane tallied the other goal from a senior this season.
- Cramer and Hall hold the school record for goals in a season by a senior.
Cramer Sets Career-Highs
- Senior forward Katie Cramer owns the ultimate piece of K-State soccer history and continues to ascend the K-State career charts.
- Cramer has registered a career-best four goals this season and is tied with Laramie Hall for the team lead and the record for goals in a season by a senior.
- She scored a pair at Creighton in the season-opener. She was the first K-State player to score two or more goals in a season-opener in program history.
- In K-State’s four season-openers, Cramer has scored three goals including the first goal in program history at Saint Louis on August 19, 2016, converting directly on a corner kick.
- Cramer is the second player in program history to score two or more goals in a match, joining Brookelynn Entz (vs. Central Arkansas, 9/8/17).
- The product of Goddard, Kansas, was the first player in program history with 20 or more points scored in a career. She ranks second in program history with 22 points (8 goals & 6 assists).
- She is tied for the all-time program lead for career goals with eight. She is tied for fourth for assists (6).
- In the 2018 season, Cramer tied for the team lead in goals (2) and led the Wildcats in assists (3) and points (7).
- Cramer set the school record for assists by a junior and total points by a junior.
Entz Adds to Career Totals
- Junior forward/midfielder Brookelynn Entz continues to build upon her impressive career resume at Kansas State.
- Entz owns or is tied for a combined 15 career, single season or match records in program history.
- She added to her career ledger with a goal and an assist at Oklahoma on October 3. Her three points against the Sooners marked the most points scored by a K-State player in a Big 12 match.
- For the season, Entz has recorded a goal and four assists to book six points on the year. Her six points
- In her career, Entz is tied for the school record for career goals (8), career assists (7). She owns the school record for career points with 23.
- In 2018, the product of Newton, Kansas, tallied six points on a pair of goals and two assists. She tied for the team lead in goals and was second on the team in assists and points.
Hall Works Hard
- Senior midfielder/defender Laramie Hall has played at all three levels for Kansas State in her career and continues to be a multi-faceted piece to the K-State attack.
- This season, Hall is tied for the team lead in goals scored (4) and leads the squad in total points (9). Hall’s four goals this season are a new personal season-high and are tied for the record for goals in a senior season with Katie Cramer.
- Hall scored her first goal of the 2019 season against South Dakota State on September 1, as she tallied an insurance goal in K-State’s first win of 2019. The goal was the first for Hall since her freshman season in 2016.
- In addition to scoring against the Jackrabbits, the product of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has goals against Gonzaga, Tulsa and at Oklahoma.
- Against Gonzaga, Hall recorded second career match with three points as she also assisted on a Christina Baxter goal.
- Hall has been efficient in her shooting, as she has attempted 16 total shots with eight on target for a shots-on-goal percentage of .500, which is tied for first among K-State players with 10 or more attempts.
- In her career, Hall ranks third in program history for career points (21) and tied for first in career assists (7) and is third for career goals (7).
- When Hall has scored a goal in her career, K-State is 3-2-2.
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