Cyclones take down No. 23 Huskies


Emily Goldstein throws the ball inbounds against Northern Illinois.

Dylan Montz

In a nonconference match on the campus of the University of Wisconsin, Iowa State blanked the No. 23 Washington Huskies 2-0 in the first meeting between the two programs.

The Cyclones (3-0-1) have yet to give up a goal in the first four games this season. The streak dates back to last season, as Iowa State has shut out its last six opponents making this the longest streak in program history. The 3-0-1 record is the best start to the season after four games in ISU soccer history.

In 2010, the Huskies (0-2-1) advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Championships.

With no score after the first half, the Cyclones made the score 1-0 coming from a goal by sophomore Meredith Skitt at the 59:10 mark. Sophomore Emily Goldstein was credited with the assist.

At the 67:01 mark, sophomore Brittany Morgan scored a goal, putting the Cyclones up 2-0 over the Huskies in a score that would eventually be the final. Morgan’s goal was assisted by fellow sophomores Jennifer Dominguez and Margaret Powers.

Defensively, sophomore goalkeeper Maddie Jobe continues to provide valuable minutes for Iowa State, playing for the full 90 minutes against Washington and recording five saves.

Jobe has not allowed a goal in 550 minutes of play dating back to the 2010 season and so far this year has recorded four wins and shutouts.

After one half of play, Iowa State led Washington in shots 7-3, but the Huskies would come back at the end of the match to have an 18-14 advantage in that category. The Cyclones did, however, have the upper hand in shots on goal, edging the Huskies six to five.

Iowa State also edged Washington in corner-kicks by a tally of 7-5.

The next contest for the Cyclones will be Friday at the Minnesota Invitational in Minneapolis. Iowa State will take on Milwaukee in a game scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m.