Cyclones finish nonconference play with win


Junior Jessica Stewart and Freshman Lauren Waggoner trying to keep the ball away from the Milwaukee team. The Cyclone soccer team defeated Milwaukee 2-1 on Sunday September 16, 2012. 

Maddy Arnold

The ISU soccer game Sunday against UW-Milwaukee was characterized largely by the Cyclone defense and the play of junior goalkeeper Maddie Jobe.

After returning from a win on the road Friday against South Dakota State, Iowa State (7-3) beat Milwaukee (1-5-1) 2-1 on Sunday afternoon in Ames. 

This was only the second time the Cyclones have played the Panthers, with the series now tied 1-1.

“Sundays were games that we have struggled with in the past, [but] it definitely was not an issue today,” said ISU coach Wendy Dillinger. “Backline, forwards, I mean everybody played well today.”

Junior forward Jennifer Dominguez gave the Cyclones an early lead with an unassisted goal in the 14th minute. It was Dominguez’s sixth goal this season.

“It is what I expect out of myself, and it is what the coaches expect out of me and the other forwards,” Dominguez said. “Putting goals in is a boost before going into conference [play] next week.”

Iowa State is now 6-0 this season when scoring first in a game.

After Iowa State gained control early in the game against Milwaukee, it became all about the defense.

Jobe had four saves that afternoon and kept up a shutout for more than 76 minutes before getting injured.

Jobe, who is second all-time in shutout games at Iowa State, left the game with a laceration on her head. 

She has played 14 total career shutouts, with the  the current record standing at 16.

“She is doing a good job,” Dillinger said. “She is consistent and solid every game.”

Sophomore goalkeeper Andrea Swanson took over for the injured Jobe. 

Iowa State shut out Milwaukee for more than 89 minutes before Kelly Lewers gave the Panthers their only goal on the afternoon after nine total shots on goal.

Iowa State’s game-winning goal came from sophomore forward Kaeli Flaska in the 79th minute. 

Sophomore midfielder Alyssa Williamson was credited with the assist.

“Defensively we were good, I think we were well-connected. We have been working a lot on getting up together and moving as a unit,” said junior defender Jessica Stewart. “I think that is starting to click and connect. Now we just have to start consistent with it.”