Cyclone soccer prepared for final chance at Big 12 win


Anthony Smith

Cyclone soccer celebrates during 2-1 win in CyHawk game on Sept. 8.

Andrea Maldonado, Sports Reporter

After tying with Texas soccer, the Cyclones are officially upon their last game of the season as they encounter Kansas. Although this season did not pan out the way many would’ve expected it to, there is always a positive side to every situation. 

After COVID-19, Iowa State soccer has had a whirlwind hit them back to back; star players graduated, which meant that 50% of the team was adapting to the new level of soccer as they made their way into their first collegiate season. Injuries were also a hurdle, but throughout it all, the team demonstrated depth and potential for future seasons. 

Moreover, going against Kansas, Iowa State needs to win the match in order to keep the Jayhawks from moving forward into the Big 12 Championship. 

Iowa State soccer is expecting yet another strong team that comes forward hungry for the win, head coach Matt Fannon said. 

The Cyclones have an expectancy to once more bring their best game, but at the end of the day, the game will be defined by who wants it more. 

“The key for us to maintain our best game all the time is consistency,” Fannon said. “Putting all the pieces together and finding our game will make the difference.”

Stay tuned for the last soccer match for the Cyclones. At 7 p.m. Thursday, Iowa State soccer takes the last road trip to Lawrence, Kansas, to face the Jayhawks. This match will be streamed live on ESPN+.