Nov 17, 2020 4:51 PM

K-State’s Pearson collects pair of weekly Big 12 honors

Posted Nov 17, 2020 4:51 PM
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MANHATTAN – With a shutout win in her first collegiate start, K-State freshman Peyton Pearson collected both Big 12 Goalkeeper of the Week and Big 12 Freshman of the Week honors the league office announced on Tuesday.

Pearson is the first Wildcat netminder to earn Big 12 Goalkeeper of the Week honors. She is the second K-State goalkeeper to earn Big 12 Freshman of the Week honors this season, joining Alaina Werremeyer’s two honors.

Pearson made her career debut a memorable one, as she became the first K-State goalkeeper to win her collegiate debut with a 2-0 win over Texas Tech in the season finale. With the win, Pearson helped K-State secure consecutive wins in Big 12 play for the first time since joining the Big 12 in 2017.

The product of Tulsa, Okla., registered nine saves on 28 total shots faced to secure her first shutout. The nine saves were a K-State season-high, the most by a Wildcat since September 26, 2019 and set the 2020 Big 12 season-high for saves by a freshman.

K-State capped its Big 12-only schedule with a record of 3-6-0. This marked the most wins in league play since the program started as a member of the Big 12 in 2017.

The Wildcats, winners of three of their final five matches, also clinched a seventh-place finish in the league standings which marked its highest finish in the league standings.