Iowa State soccer falls to Milwaukee


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Midfielder Emily Steil heads the ball during the home opener for the Big 12 conference game versus Kansas on Sept. 29. The Iowa State soccer team lost 2-1.

Zane Douglas

Iowa State almost stopped the Milwaukee soccer team’s dominance by knocking off the Panthers for their first loss since 2016, but a late goal forced overtime, and Milwaukee won in overtime by a score of 3-2.

The first goal was scored by Milwaukee redshirt senior Erin Corrigan, who used a header to beat Dayja Schwichtenberg. It was after a perfectly-placed corner kick.

Senior midfielder Emily Steil later tied the game on a header off a feed from fellow senior Klasey Medelberg. Sophomore forward Courtney Powell broke the tie with an assist by junior midfielder Hannah Cade, and the Cyclones had two unanswered goals.

Junior midfielder McKaela Schmelzer tied the game in the 89th minute. Steil had a penalty kick chance after Medelberg was fouled in the box, but it sailed over the crossbar. Freshman midfielder Jelena Sever scored the game winner.

The goalkeepers were at the top of their game in the first half, but couldn’t keep it up through the second half as the scoring came in bunches.

Iowa State controlled the tempo out of the gate, but Milwaukee took control and the lead in minute 25. Steil’s equalizer came in the 72nd minute, and then the goal from Powell was scored in the 77th minute.

The Cyclones were playing without one of their leading goal scorers in redshirt junior Kasey Opfer who was nursing a quad injury.

The Panthers and the Cyclones had a ton of opportunities in the second half, but in the end, it was the Panthers who came out victorious.

The Cyclones travel to Kansas City, Missouri, next Friday to take on University of Missouri-Kansas City, at 7 p.m. and then they come home to take on Northern Iowa at 2 p.m. on Sunday.