Three Big Takeaways: Iowa State soccer suffers sixth straight loss


Maeley Rosengren

Sophia Thomas pushes the ball up the field with Wallace and Wilson residence halls in the background on Oct. 13.

Daniel Krivacs, Sports Reporter

Iowa State dropped yet another heartbreaker. Giving up a late goal to lose a sixth straight game to Oklahoma State 1-0.

Offensive struggles return 

The Cyclones were outshot 29-7 against Oklahoma State on Sunday; the Cowgirls had 13 shots on goal compared to Iowa State’s four. 

After scoring two goals in the first half against Baylor on Thursday, Iowa State did not find the back of the net against Oklahoma State in a 1-0 defeat.

On the season, Iowa State is averaging 8.9 shots per game, while allowing opponents to have 17.1 shots per game. 

Strong Cyclone goalkeeping 

One of the positives this season for the Cyclones has been the play of senior goalkeeper Jordan Silkowitz. Despite the offensive onslaught by Oklahoma State, she made every save until a penalty kick late in the game. 

The only lapse was a goal off a penalty kick by Grace Yochum in the 82nd minute. The shot bounced down off the crossbar and into the net. 

“She brings so much to the team, and away from soccer, she’s fantastic,” said Iowa State head coach Matt Fannon. “We really appreciate her and everything she does within the program.”

Losing streak continues

The Cyclones have now lost six matches in a row and are 0-6-1 in conference play. Iowa State is now alone at the bottom of the Big 12 standings. 

It has been over a month since Iowa State won a match. The last victory came against Omaha on Sept. 15. Iowa State will have another opportunity to snap the losing streak in its home finale on Thursday.

The Cyclones will face Texas at 6 p.m. Thursday in Ames.