In the final non-conference game of the season, Kansas State will play Texas-San Antonio for a win and a bit of redemption. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 PM and the game will be available on FSN.
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TB kicked the tires on UTSA, and well, the Roadrunners aren’t very good, and if the Wildcats don’t win big, we may have bigger problems than even the Mississippi State game suggested. Nathan Enserro at the K-State Collegian thinks the game will be a lot closer than we do here, so there’s that.
On the latest episode of Bring on the PodCats, Luke Thompson chats with our newest staff member, Drew Schneider, who takes a dispassionate look at all that’s gone wrong for the Wildcats so far.
This game against UTSA, a game Kansas State should win handily, will tell us a lot about where the team is headed this season. Win, and you have some positive momentum heading into Big 12 play against West Virginia. Lose, and it may be difficult to salvage the season. Cross your fingers and hold on for the 2018 ride (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle).
Kellis reinforces this point in his weekly K-State Q&A adding that he thinks a 7-5 record is not only attainable but likely for the Wildcats this year.
More than just winning the game on the scoreboard, the Wildcats are hoping to reestablish themselves as a tough and consistent squad on the field, i.e. maintain a “winning personality.” (Arne Green, Topeka Capital-Journal). This is especially true for the run defense, which was run over by Mississippi State. All the linebackers are angry and with good reason (Greg Woods, Manhattan Mercury).
Speaking of angry, nobody is more frustrated and annoyed right now than the players on the offensive line. Kansas State’s most experienced offensive unit looked like a washed out parody of itself against the Bulldogs, but is extremely motivated to get back on track against UTSA (Ryan Black, Mercury).
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Let’s go, Cats!
Kansas State had a disappointing 1-0 loss to Missouri State last night in Manhattan. Despite controlling the action for much of the match, and outshooting the Bears 23-2 with a 9-1 advantage in shots on goal, the Wildcats could not find the net. Meanwhile, Missouri State capitalized on its one chance with a corner kick in the 63rd minute. That one goal was all that was needed to seal the deal.
The team wraps up its regular non-conference with a 2 PM match against Tulsa on Sunday.
At the Gopher Fall Classic in Minneapolis, Kansas State put on a show and won a four-set thriller (25-21, 25-15, 23-25, 25-12) over Green Bay.
Kylee Zumach, who is from Minnesota and got to play in front of her whole family, was the star of the match, with 20 kills, 10 digs, and a career high .513 hit percentage. This was her seventh career match with at least 20 kills, and she’s now just three kills away from the second spot on Kansas State’s all-time career chart. Zumach had plenty of help from setter Sarah Dixon who had a double-double with 42 assists and 12 digs.
Up next, the VolleyCats wrap up the tournament tonight with a 7:30 PM match against host Minnesota. The game will be available on BTN and also on the radio via KMAN.