SOCCER: Weekend losses end Big 12 tournament hopes

Iowa States Lauren Fader, 20, and Amanda Mayberry, 24, react after a Baylor goal against them on Sunday October 11 at the ISU Soccer Complex. The Cyclones lost to the Bears 3-1. File photo: Rashah McChesney/Iowa State Daily

Rashah McChesney

Iowa State’s Lauren Fader, 20, and Amanda Mayberry, 24, react after a Baylor goal against them on Sunday October 11 at the ISU Soccer Complex. The Cyclones lost to the Bears 3-1. File photo: Rashah McChesney/Iowa State Daily

The door to the Big 12 tournament closed for the Cyclone soccer team this weekend as they fell to Missouri and Kansas on the road. Aganist the Tigers, Iowa State lost 3-1 as all goals were scored in the second half.

Missouri’s Kristin Andrighetto put the Tigers up 1-0 with a goal in the 49th minute. The Cyclone’s Amanda Nimtz  evened the score at 1-1 in the 69th minute, but two goals, both in the 73rd minute buried the Cyclones and gave Missouri the 3-1 win.

The loss put the Cyclones into a do-or-die position as they had to come out with a win over the Jayhawks in hopes of appearing in the conference tournament. Iowa State, however, suffered a 1-0 loss to Kansas in Lawrence on Sunday.

The difference was a penalty kick in the 53rd minute. This was only the second penalty kick the Cyclones have allowed this season. Both resulted in 1-0 losses.

The Cyclones to 7-8-4 on the year and ended their chances of advancing to the Big 12 tournament.

-Daily Staff