Three Big Takeaways: Cyclones end up in a draw against No. 23 Texas


Joseph Dicklin

Iowa State soccer faces the Texas Longhorns on Oct. 20

Iowa State soccer came back to Ames on Thursday to host No. 23 Texas. The match was groundbreaking for the Cyclones as this was the last chance for Iowa State to land a victory and move forward to the Big 12 soccer championship.

Iowa State soccer brought their best play of the season to the field but ended up in a 1-1 draw against the Longhorns.

The chase is on

The match opened up at a patient pace, as both teams made dangerous moves and stuck to playing the long route during the first half.

The Cyclones showed a hunger for the overall domination of the game. With that, the Cyclones had a more aggressive offensive stance and a tighter defense, challenging Texas in their attempts to approach the box.

Iowa State managed to land one shot on goal, but throughout the opportunities presented in the field, the first half remained tied 0-0.

Keeping it alive

As the second half unfolded, the Longhorns maintained their quick pace and aimed to crowd the Cyclones’ offense to force errors on them. However, the Cyclones did not fail to apply pressure.

At the 56:56 mark, Chloe Broughton scored her first goal this season with an assist from Eva Steckelberg.

However, Texas was quick on its feet, and at the 67 mark, Trinity Byars tied the game at 1-1.

On the other hand, the Longhorns’ defense struggled to attack due to Jada Colbert’s effort to run the ball and maintain possession over the ball, even as the physical encounters rode against her.

As the second half concluded, the Cyclones remained tied at 1-1 with the No. 23 Texas Longhorns. After the last home game of the season, Iowa State stands at 0-6-2 after heavily challenging the Longhorns.

Up next

To wrap up the season, Iowa State soccer will face Kansas at 7 P.M. CT Oct. 27. The match will stream on ESPN+.