K-State opens the Big 12 quarterfinals against Texas

MATCH #19 | Big 12 Football Championship 2022 Sprouts Famers Market

Kansas State (6-9-3, 2-5-2 Big 12) vs. (17) Texas (13-1-4, 7-0-2 Big 12)
Sunday, October 30, 2022 | 11:30 | Round Rock Multipurpose Complex | Round Rock, Texas

WATCH LIVE
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Play-by-play: Lincoln Rose
Analyst: Jessica Stamp

LIVE STATISTICS
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SERIES HISTORY
Texas is 7-0-0
Last meeting: October 6, 2022 (Austin, Texas)
Final Score: Texas won 4-0
K-State’s Last Win: –

MANHATTAN, Kansas – K-State (6-9-3, 2-5-2 Big 12) will make its first appearance in the 2022 Sprouts Farmers Market Big 12 Soccer Championship as the Wildcats are seeded in the postseason tournament as an eight seed and will face the 2022 Big 12 regular season champion Texas (13-1-4, 7-0-2 Big 12) in the quarterfinals at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex.

• Sunday’s game will air on Big 12 Now on ESPN+ as Lincoln Rose (play-by-play) and Jessica Stamp (analyst) call the game.
• Sunday’s game will be the second neutral-site game in program history as the Wildcats face North Alabama in Clarksville, Tenn. in the 2021 season.

Snapshot of the 2022 season
• K-State tied the school record for wins in a season with six (2017 and 2021).
• K-State is 5-7-0 in games decided by a goal. The 12 games decided by a goal this season are the second-most in program history (13; 2017).
• The Wildcats have been led offensively by seniors this season Kyler Goins and Caylee Thornhill and sophomore Adah Anderson. Goins scored 12 points (five goals, two assists), while Thornhill added seven points (two goals, three assists). Anderson has six points (one goal, four assists).
• The Wildcats have had nine players score a point this season, including eight players with at least one goal.

Last Time Out
• K-State closed out its 2022 regular season schedule as the Wildcats lost 1-0 at West Virginia.
• Despite the loss, Kansas State clinched its first appearance in the Big 12 Championship with Baylor’s loss against Oklahoma State later Thursday night.
• K-State finished its road schedule with a 3-4-1 record. K-State tied the school record for road wins in a season.
• Junior goalkeeper Alaina Werremeyer posted three saves. With her 90 minutes in goal in Morgantown, Werremeyer surpassed the 1,500-minute (1,530:00) mark for the season. She is the third K-State goaltender and the first since 2018 to play 1,500 or more minutes between the pipes.

K-State vs. assessment by opponents
• Kansas State has played 18 games against United Soccer Coaches ranked opponents in its short history.
• The Wildcats are 0-16-2 against ranked opponents. K-State snapped a 13-game losing streak against ranked opponents in 2021 with consecutive ties to No. 9 West Virginia (Oct. 7) and No. 23 Baylor (Oct. 10).
• Kansas State has played four ranked opponents in a season twice (2018 and 2019).
• K-State has faced eight opponents ranked in the top 10 in the United Soccer Coaches Poll: (9, West Virginia, Sept. 29, 2017; 9, Texas, Oct. 15, 2017; 9, Santa Clara, Aug. 30, 2018; 7, BYU, Sept. 21, 2019; 6, Kansas, Oct. 2, 2020; 5, TCU, Oct. 25, 2020; 9, West Virginia, Oct. 7, 2021; 9, TCU, Sept. 30, 2022).

Missile prevention is target prevention
• The 2022 version of K-State’s defensive backfield has been one of the best defensive units in the program’s seven seasons.
• The Wildcats allowed 12.1 shots per game and 5.3 shots on goal per game.
• 12.1 shots per game is down 2.0 shots per game from 2021’s record 14.1 per game season.
• The 5.3 shots on goal allowed per game this season is 1.3 less than the current record low of 6.6 shots on goal allowed per game in 2018.
• K-State’s 1.11 goals against average this season is the lowest in program history.

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