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Plus Sullivan ready to build on his first start, soccer starts Big 12 play on Friday

volleyball Adam Stewart/Special to Bring on the Cats

Previously

Luke Thompson dropped in with the latest Bring on the PodCats podcast yesterday, talking with K-StateHD.TV and Collegian reporter Avery Osen about mostly football, but with some volleyball and soccer notes as well.

Volleyball

The Wildcats opened Big 12 play at Oklahoma Wednesday evening, and while it wasn’t easy, the VolleyCats are headed home with a victory. While freshman Peyton Williams recorded three kills in the match's final five points to help secure the victory, the match was an overall team effort as she and several teammates had career-best nights.

The Cats return home to face the Jayhawks on Sunday, Sept 24th. The Sunflower Showdown will start at noon and will air nationally on ESPN2.

Soccer

The second-year Wildcats soccer program will embark on it’s inaugural trip through Big 12 conference play this season, beginning with a Texas road trip this weekend. On Friday, the Cats travel to the great western wastes Lubbock to take on Texas Tech who is currently sitting at 7-2-0 on the season. The Raiders started last season ranked, but finished the season with a 2-6-0 performance through conference play. That was still enough, however, to earn them an invite to the NCAA tournament.

On Sunday, the Cats head east to Ft. Worth to take on the Horned Frogs. TCU is 6-3-0 on the season, and much like Tech finished last season with a 2-5-1 conference record but was still invited to the NCAA tournament.

Tennis

The K-State tennis team will kick off its 2017 fall season at two invitational tournaments beginning Thursday, sending four players — two vets and two freshmen — to the Mizzou Invitational in Columbia for a Thursday through Saturday event, while sending two freshmen down to Stillwater for the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Regional on Sunday. This will be a big early test for a freshman group that was the #14 recruiting class in the country, according to TennisRecruiting.net.

Football

Elijah Sullivan is ready for more after his first start at linebacker this past weekend. Kellis Robinett has his take on the story for the Wichita Eagle, while Ken Corbitt puts the story in his words for the Topeka Capital-Journal.

Over at The Big Lead (a feature of USA Today Sports), Tully Corcoran (yes, the same guy who used to cover KU for the Capital-Journal) takes a look at the controversial fumble call, attempts to take no side, but really sounds like he’s calling out K-State and Big 12 fans. You be the judge.