Iowa State soccer loses at the buzzer against Purdue


Iowa State players fight for possession of the soccer ball during the Iowa State vs Missouri game on August 19th. The Tigers beat the Cyclones in double overtime 2-1.

Zane Douglas

An absolute stunner.

After a tough loss at the hands of the Northwestern Wildcats on Friday, Iowa State faced more heartbreak on Sunday as Purdue pulled off a late comeback capped off by a game-winning header with nine seconds to go.

In the first half, the Cyclones struck first on freshman midfielder Kara Privitera’s first goal of her career. Purdue didn’t strike back until late on.

Iowa State sophomore goalkeeper Dayja Schwichtenberg was able to keep the Boilermakers off the scoreboard until the 84th minute, when sophomore Sarah Clark put a penalty kick in the back of the net.

It didn’t end there.

Sophomore Kylie Hase scored on a header after a great free-kick cross by Sarah Clark with only nine seconds remaining. This came after a handball call and a controversial decision by the officials to stop the clock and give Purdue one last chance.

It was a tough break for the Cyclones who held the lead for the majority of the game and missed numerous scoring opportunities that could have changed the dynamic. Schwichtenberg also had numerous game-saving plays minutes earlier that were clouded by the late loss.

For Iowa State, their next challenge will be against the University of Denver next Friday at 8 p.m. They’ll also face the University of Colorado that Sunday at 1 p.m.