ISU soccer team ends Big 12 play with split

Tyler Hedrick

The ISU soccer team finished conference road play with a weekend split. Iowa State scored late to beat Texas Tech 3-2 Friday, and suffered a 1-0 defeat to Colorado Sunday.

The Cyclones, going for their fourth straight win over Texas Tech, traveled to Lubbock to take on the Red Raiders. Iowa State jumped all over the Red Raiders by scoring 16 minutes into the game. Senior Krista Odenwald received a pass from freshman Nicole Wilcox, and knocked the shot past Texas Tech goalie Brittney Peese. Odenwald’s goal put Iowa State up 1-0, where the score remained until halftime.

Texas Tech proved to be resilient in the second half. At the 57 minute-mark, Red Raider Melanie Brosnahan tied the game at 1-1. Kerri Campbell of Tech assisted Brosnahan on the chip shot goal.

Iowa State retaliated four minutes later when Odenwald netted her second goal of the contest, and gave the Cyclones a 2-1 lead. The goal was Odenwald’s third in the last three games.

Tech answered three minutes after Odenwald’s second score. Tech’s Brosnahan intercepted a Cyclone pass at the top of the 18-yard box, and proceeded to slip in a low left corner shot. The second goal for Brosnahan tied the game once again.

Then, with only three minutes remaining in regulation, sophomore Katie Antongiovanni launched a long shot that found the back of Texas Tech’s goal. It was the second game winner netted by Antongiovanni this season. Sophomore defender Tiffany Belz assisted the play.

Iowa State outshot Texas Tech 17-10, while goalkeeper Elizabeth Chapman racked up four saves in the Cyclone win. Friday’s game also marked the return of defender Angie Portincaso. She had been out with a knee injury since Oct. 1.

The last Big 12 road game of the year, brought the Cyclone campaign to the Pleasant View Soccer Complex in Boulder, Colorado. In the first half, the Colorado Buffaloes held a 8-4 shot advantage over Iowa State.

Neither the Buffs nor the Clones netted any shots, leaving the game scoreless at the half.

The Buffaloes’ Melissa Cartmell, scored the game’s only goal in the 57th minute. It was the seventh goal this season for Cartmell, scoring off a Sarah Nowfel pass. Cyclone goalkeeper Elizabeth Chapman stopped six Colorado shots, but the Buffaloes still prevailed 1-0.

The spilt moved the Cyclones to 7-8-2 overall, and 3-5-1 in Big 12 action. Iowa State is 2-1-1, in their last four Big 12 contests.

For their Big 12 finale, the Cyclones will host the highly-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers on Oct. 27.