Cyclones lose first of weekend pair

Cory Weaver

The Cyclones tried to beat their second consecutive ranked opponent Friday evening in Minneapolis, but the final tally swung in favor of No. 23 Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2-0.

The scoring got off to an early start when Panther Sarah Hagen scored on a free kick in the 21st minute, her sixth of the year.

Hagen was back in on the action in the second half as well, connecting with teammate Kelly Lewers 10 minutes into the second half to seal the win.

After the second goal, sophomore keeper Maddie Jobe was replaced by freshman Andrea Swanson who played the remaining 22 minutes of the match. The loss was Jobe’s first of the season.

The victory improved the unbeaten Panthers’ record to 5-0-0 and dropped the Cyclones to 3-1-1. The Cyclones finish their weekend double-header against Georgia Sunday morning at 10:30.