Saturday night was supposed to mark the second exhibition of the season for Kansas State Wildcats, but construction forced the first one to be turned into a truncated closed scrimmage, a draw with Arkansas.
So Saturday was K-State’s first action in front of Wildcat fans, and the offense went crazy. Katie Cramer and Brookelynn Entz each assisted on a Hannah Davis goal before scoring on their own later in the match, and Maddie Souder added a fourth tally as K-State mopped up Oral Roberts 4-1 at Case Soccer Complex in Tulsa. The Cats scored those four goals despite only six shots on goal; for her part, Wildcat keeper Rachel Harris made five saves on six Golden Eagle shots on goal.
This is it, though, folks. Saturday’s exhibiton marks the final weekend in which K-State is not officially in action as the ladies head to Omaha next weekend for the season opener against Creighton on Friday night, followed by a Sunday afternoon tilt with Nebraska-Omaha.
Today’s Sports Extra features Peyton Williams and her takeaways from helping Team USA to a Pan American Games silver medal.
Ryan Black of the Mercury reports that offensive line coach Conor Riley is prepared to startle folks by going nine-deep on the offensive line. Meanwhile, in GPC’s free zone, D. Scott Fritchen explains how Courtney Messingham plans to use his fullbacks and tight ends both interchangeably and a lot more than Bill Snyder did.
Countdowns you may have missed: BracketCat was super busy this weekend, dropping three #21s and two #14s as he plays catch-up. The featured Wildcats include punter Devin Anctil, wide receiver Wykeen Gill, defensive backs Darreyl Patterson and Tyrone Lewis, and quarterback Ryan Henington.