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MANHATTANK-State women’s football kicks off for a Friday night match with West Virginia.

The match will start on Friday at 18:00.

Friday night’s game will be available on Big 12 Now on ESPN +, as Andrew Caridi (play-by-play) and Adam Zundell (analyst) will have the call. The match will also be available on 101.5 KROCK in Manhattan and for free at kstatesports.com, as Mitch Fortner will call the action.

After Friday’s game in West Virginia, K-State will play three of the next four games at Buser Family Park. The Wildcats will host TCU on September 25th, at 7pm, to begin the stretch.

K-State returns 17 letter winners for the 2020 season. Brookelynn Entz, the first All-Big 12 selection in program history as the team’s second winner, returns for his senior season as the team’s top return scorer with 10 points in the 2019.

In addition to returning, the Wildcats have added 11 newcomers to the 2020 roster.

Weekend in review

K-State hosted its second-ever season opener at Buser Family Park, while the Wildcats welcomed reigning regular season champion Big 12 from Oklahoma State on Saturday. The Cowgirls took down the Wildcats, 3-0, with the help of a couple of opening goals.

The game between the Wildcats and the Cowgirls took place on Friday afternoon, as both programs had their original season starts with Texas Tech and Oklahoma, respectively, postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests during the week. Saturday’s game replaced the original match which was scheduled for November 6 in Manhattan.

K-State’s opening game, which began 11, saw seven underclassmen, including freshman goalkeeper Alaina Werremeyer. Werremeyer was the second true freshman in the program’s history to start a season opener in the pipes since Tania Chassot in the first game in the program’s history on August 19, 2016, in Saint Louis.

In the second half, K-State held a 6-5 lead in total shots.

Entire program to be streamed

Despite only playing nine games this fall, K-State fans will be able to view the entire program on Big 12 Now on ESPN + and the Longhorn Network. This will be the first time in its short history that K-State fans will be able to watch every game of the season.

Eight of K-State’s matches will air on Big 12 Now on ESPN +. The Texas K-State game on October 9 will be broadcast on Longhorn Network.

The road mostly traveled

Since the program began in 2016, K-State has played nearly 40 games outside of Manhattan.

K-State set a schedule for the best street unbeaten streak for three games (1-0-2) in the 2018 season. The stretch began with a 0-0 at San Jose State on September 2, continued with a second 0-0 draw at Indiana and the Wildcats took their first win in the stretch with a 3-0 draw in Tulsa in September. 16.

Overall, the Wildcats are 6-26-7 in street games in their history.

In the 39 away games, the Wildcats were beaten by their opponents, 61-26 (-35).

In 2017, K-State recorded a program with the best three wins on the road.

Several wild cats make their debut

The K-State 2020 roster includes 11 newcomers including a freshman in a red shirt (Cameron Illingworth) and nine real freshmen.

Freshman goalkeeper Alaina Werremeyer became only the second true Wildcats freshman goalkeeper to make her collegiate tube debut in a season opener and first since Tania Chassot in the first game in the program’s history at Saint Louis on 19 August 2016.

Joining Werremeyer in the season’s opening starting lineup and making his collegiate debut was freshman defender Presli Pearson. In total, seven Wildcats made their collegiate debut against Oklahoma State, while Marissa Gohr, Lily Hollis, Erin Morrissey, Lily Parker and Maddie Weichel all watched the action from the bench.

Versatile Baxter

Christina Baxter was tasked with playing all three tiers for Kansas State last season.

Baxter had one goal and one assist and played 1,217 career minutes this season. His three points against Gonzaga on September 12 are the third in the history of the points schedule in a single game.

For his career, Baxter scored one goal in all three seasons of his career. He has three goals and two assists. It ranks ninth in the history of the program by career goals and eighth by career points (8).

When Baxter scored a goal, K-State is 2-1-0.

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