Thanks to yesterday’s late Slate, there is — perhaps fortunately, in some of your estimations — no football news today.
There is, however, FOOTball news. Yesterday afternoon in Bloomington, K-State keeper Emma Malsy recorded her fifth shutout in seven games and K-State bounced back from Friday’s loss to UMKC by picking up a 0-0 draw at Indiana (4-1-2).
It was a rebound for Indiana, too, but in the opposite direction as the Hoosiers had waxed Kentucky 5-1 on Friday. Indiana had a commanding lead in total shots, 33-14, but only an 11-7 edge in shots on goal. That, of course, means that Malsy recorded 11 saves, a career high.
The game was a rainy slog, but was mostly even in the first half. Indiana turned on the afterburners in the second period and the first overtime, outshooting K-State 19-5. Having escaped that, K-State made a valiant effort to bring home a win, with Brookelynn Entz and Chloe Fisher just missing a game-winner on a cross and Katie Cramer being denied by a diving Bethany Kopel just a couple of minutes later.
William Coleman of the Indiana Daily Student was impressed by K-State, noting their rock-solid defense in year three of the program.
On Saturday at the Vic Godfrey Open in Kenosha, Wis., K-State ran away with the women’s team title. Cara Melgares led the way, finishing second, while Sydney Collins placed fourth and Emma Wren sixth. The men finished third behind IUPUI and Marquette, with Joe Gorthy pacing the Cats and finishing in fourth place; Jackson Schroeder was sixth.
In today’s Sports Extra Corbin McGuire focuses on new Wildcat assistant Megan Kurey, late of Georgia Tech.