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Soccer leaders Werremeyer and Goins look again at battle-filled yr

Leaping within the air, senior ahead Kyler Goins will get able to settle the ball within the recreation towards Texas Christian College on September 30, 2022. (Archive photograph by Macey Franko | Collegian Media Group)

Kansas State’s soccer season is coming to a detailed as common season play ends on Thursday. This system has compiled a document of 6-8-3 earlier than heading into their last recreation, seeking to end sturdy.

The workforce’s season skilled its ups and downs with many shut video games together with 11 matches determined by one aim. 5 matches had late scores, some resulting in Ok-State victory and a few to defeat. Junior goalkeeper Alaina Werremeyer witnessed the workforce present their true potential many instances all through the season.

“We’ve positively seen development all through,” Werremeyer stated. “I feel there are positively video games that we would like again. There are moments we play 89 good minutes, and the one [minute] is what lets us down. However, I feel now we have actually been constructing in direction of one thing constructive.”

Werremeyer has been distinctive on the goalie place, proudly owning a majority of the varsity’s goalie information reminiscent of profession matches performed in aim, saves, profession minutes and is tied for profession shutouts with 10. She has constructed off of the chance from final season and hasn’t regarded again.

“I lastly really feel like I’ve my ft beneath me. I’ve a lot respect for the gamers that are available and play as a freshman as a result of it’s actually tough,” Werremeyer stated. “Healthwise, I really feel like that is my first faculty season that I’ve been enjoying comparatively unhurt and I feel that my communication and confidence is at an all time excessive.”

Werremeyer stands as a workforce chief by way of her love for the sport and her teammates.

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“Each single one in all these ladies simply loves one another and loves this workforce,” Werremeyer stated. “It’s an funding to purchase into a very younger program and loads of these ladies –– the upperclassmen particularly –– have been right here and know what it’s wish to be an underdog. I feel now we have put a workforce collectively that wishes to work for every part they’ve put in.”

Going into her junior season, Werremeyer has offered a veteran presence. She positioned emphasis on serving to develop and nurture younger expertise.

“The faculty recreation is totally completely different than membership. It’s extra tactical, and a excessive degree of intelligence so far as the sport goes,” Werremyer stated. “It’s a trial by hearth, however simply work onerous and have enjoyable enjoying as a result of you’ll study and make errors. It can all come collectively.”

Taking a aim kick, junior goalkeeper Alaina Werremeyer clears the ball from the goalie field within the recreation towards Texas Christian College on September 30, 2022. (Archive photograph by Macey Franko | Collegian Media Group)

Senior ahead Kyler Goins stands because the regular rhythm of the younger Ok-State offense, complementing Werremeyer because the defensive catalyst. Goins leads the workforce in pictures, factors and pictures on aim.

“We’ve got performed some issues now we have by no means performed earlier than, like beating Baylor away, tying Iowa State after shedding to them final yr, which has been an general win for us,” Goins stated. “Clearly we need to win extra video games, however to this point it’s gone fairly good, in order that’s vital.”

Goins has many individuals in her life that encourage her to present her finest effort.

“You need to win, not just for your self however for the individuals that you just love, individuals you take into account household and the coaches which have simply been superb,” Goins stated. “Particularly [head coach Mike] Dibbini, simply believing in me each time I first transferred. I’ve all the time had the utmost respect for him.”

Goins has a formidable Ok-State profession pushing her close to the highest of the document books. She is tied for second in profession objectives, objectives per recreation and profession factors, and third in profession pictures on aim. 

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“My sister in all probability [is my biggest motivation],” Goins stated. “She performs skilled soccer for Louisville and she or he positively helps me keep motivated, and when she comes residence for the summer time we practice collectively and I look as much as her, not solely as an individual however as a participant too.”

Wanting again at her profession, Goins’ fondest second comes from her junior season, tying West Virginia in entrance of Wildcat followers.

“Final yr, I had the aim that tied the sport up and it was simply an incredible environment,” Goins stated. “The group was simply going loopy and everybody was freaking out, and it was simply in all probability my most memorable time right here at Ok-State.”

Goins can be joined by Werremeyer and the remainder of her teammates at 6 p.m. on Oct. 27 in Morgantown, West Virginia, to face off towards the Mountaineers within the last match of the Wildcats season of peaks and valleys.