Iowa State soccer loses to Northern Iowa


Iowa State senior Klasey Medelberg battles with South Dakota State’s Alexa Hepner in the first half on Aug. 17.

Zane Douglas

Iowa State soccer loses for the second time this weekend in a 1-0 affair with the University of Northern Iowa.

In the first half, Northern Iowa’s defense stepped up big, stopping all of Iowa State’s chances. Iowa State had six shots, but there were a lot of chances that didn’t show up on the score sheet.

Iowa State’s defense matched that intensity, however, the Panthers didn’t pose as much of a threat and only had a few low percentage shots.

It has been a tough season for the Cyclones, and this one is going to hurt heading into conference play next Friday.

Through the first half it was all Cyclones, but the momentum completely shifted in the second half. Right as the second half started, the Panthers generated a lot of pressure. After scoring, they played defensive the rest of the way.

Iowa State was met with a lot of pressure when they attacked the box and had trouble getting anything on goal.

A scary moment happened with a couple minutes left in the game, when Taylor Bee needed to be taken out of the game due to a head injury. The Cyclones were already short-handed with junior Hannah Cade and redshirt junior Kasey Opfer not playing.

The Cyclones play TCU on Friday at 6 p.m.