ISU soccer drops Big 12 opener to Texas Tech 2-1

Alex Gookin

The ISU soccer team fell 2-1 to No. 15 Texas Tech on Friday night at the Cyclone Soccer Complex.

The Red Raiders scored first off a header resulting from a free kick in the 22nd minute. The kick sailed over the back line of defenders as Paige Strahan broke free to score for Texas Tech.

The Cyclones (6-1, 0-1 Big 12) fought offensively with Texas Tech for much of the first half, recording eight shots-on-goal to Texas Tech’s three.

The Red Raiders’ second goal came with a bit of controversy, with ISU goalkeeper Maddie Jobe reaching up for a high save and was called for being past the goal line with the ball.

Jobe’s body was visibly in the goal; the placement of the ball, however, was in question. After briefly conversing, the referees counted the goal.

The Cyclones countered late against the Red Raiders with a goal off a corner kick with seven minutes remaining. It was too little, too late as Texas Tech held off the late ISU rally to hold on to a 2-1 win.

The Cyclones ended with 12 shots, 11 of them on goal, to Tech’s 14 shots with seven on goal. Jobe recorded five saves in the loss.

The Cyclones will take on the Texas in Austin, Texas at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29.