Late rally falls short against Hawkeyes

Dan Cole

The ISU soccer team was defeated by the Iowa Hawkeyes by a final score of 3-1 in Ames on Friday night. A record crowd of 1,451 showed up in support of the Cyclones (3-2), but did not prove to be enough of an advantage.

Iowa now leads the all-time series between the two teams by an 8-5-2 mark and now with the loss the Cyclones have not defeated the Hawkeyes (5-0) since the 2005 season.

“It was awesome, we’re really grateful that everybody came out to support us tonight,” said ISU junior Meredith Skitt. “We’re kind of bummed that we couldn’t get the win for them, but we appreciate our fans a lot. It was a great crowd.”

The Hawkeyes got the scoring started on Friday with two goals just over four minutes apart. Hawkeye sophomore Katie Nasenbenny buried her second goal of the season at the 23:18 mark, followed by sophomore Cloe Lacasse’s sixth goal of the season in the 28th minute.

UI freshman Brooke Backes added a goal in the 68th minute, increasing the Hawkeyes’ lead to 3-0. The Cyclones made a late rally with a goal from ISU junior Emily Goldstein with just over three minutes left, but failed to spur the complete comeback. The goal was Goldstein’s third of the season.

“We have to just mentally refocus; we have to take it game by game,” Goldstein said. “Move on, but see the good we did in this game too.”

ISU junior goalkeeper Maddie Jobe fell to 3-2 on the season. Jobe played the full 90 minutes on Friday and made five saves.

“I thought Maddie did well coming out on some crosses and cleaning things up,” said ISU coach Wendy Dillinger. But one-on-one in the middle of your box is tough [to stop.]”

Iowa State outshot Iowa 19-13 on Friday, but only seven of these shots were on goal. The Cyclones also had the edge in corner kicks, by a 5-1 margin.

The Cyclones move on to play Northern Iowa in Ames on Tuesday night.