Three Big Takeaways: Cyclones go winless in Big 12


Daniel Jacobi II

Iowa State goalie Jordan Silkowitz blocks the goal against Texas on Oct. 20, 2022.

Iowa State soccer finished its last game of the season Thursday night with a 0-2 loss to the Kansas Jayhawks.

The closest the Cyclones were able to get to a Big 12 win in the 2022 season was a 1-1 tie against Texas Oct. 20.

Here are the three big takeaways from the game in Lawrence.

Cyclones shut out again

Outside of scoring two goals in the match against Baylor, the Cyclone offense has been dormant throughout Big 12 play. They have scored more than one goal in just one match in conference play this season.

The Iowa State offense has been unable to generate opportunities and shots on goal. The season finale against Kansas was no different. The Jayhawks outshot the Cyclones 9-7 with four shots on goal compared to one for Iowa State.

The Cyclones finished with 59 shots on goal this season; their opponents had 130.

Iowa State’s road struggles continue

The loss against Kansas put Iowa State at 1-8-1 on the road this season, with the only win coming in the non-conference against Michigan.

The home environment was something that fueled the Cyclones’ competitiveness. They were 2-2-3 at home this season, with only one loss by more than a goal.

The Cyclones lost five matches on the road by more than a goal this season. The match against Iowa saw the largest home crowd in Ames this season, where the Cyclones won 2-1.

Cyclones go winless in conference play

After the loss against Kansas, Iowa State ended the season at 0-7-2 in conference play. The Cyclones have not won a match in over a month.

The Cyclones will finish the season at the bottom of the Big 12.

Iowa State’s final record is 3-10-4 after starting the season 3-3-2 in non-conference play. The match put Kansas at 9-8-2 to finish their season.