Cyclone Hockey trounced by Robert Morris 5-2

Cyclone Hockey’s Kody Reuter gets checked into the wall during the game against Oklahoma Oct. 6. The Cyclones defeated Oklahoma 3-1.

Spencer Suckow

The Cyclones were able to bounce back nicely from being defeated by Central Oklahoma on Nov. 11. They’ll now have to attempt to do the same this Saturday against Robert Morris.

In a rough 60 minutes of play for Iowa State, the Cyclones matched its largest margin of defeat of the season in a 5-2 loss to the Eagles. The loss now drops ISU to 11-4-1 on the season.

With the win, Robert Morris extended their winning streak to five games and improved their record to 12-4. 

The first period saw the Cyclones get into a hole almost immediately, as Robert Morris got on the board thanks to a deflection from freshman forward Mike Cacciato just three minutes and 26 seconds into the game.

A little over four minutes later, the Eagles would extend their lead to 2-0 on a flukey goal in which the puck bounced off Cyclone goalie Derek Moser and into the net. Senior forward Dan Doyle of the Eagles would get credit for the goal.

Despite a pair of power play opportunities, Iowa State wasn’t able to take advantage of either of its man advantages and went into the first intermission still trailing 2-0.

The second period didn’t go much better for the Cyclones, as Robert Morris went on to add another two goals to double their lead to 4-0 by period’s end.

Senior forward Nate Chasteen scored the first goal of the period on a shot from the far circle with 12 minutes remaining, and junior forward and Clear Lake, Iowa native Cody Maulsby would tally the other goal with 3:57 left in the period.

In an uncharacteristically off night, Moser would be pulled after the second period in favor of fellow senior Matt Goedeke, who didn’t get off to a great start himself. Just 38 seconds into the of final period of play, the Eagles would extend the Cyclones’ deficit even further when senior forward Gavin Burbach beat Goedeke on a wrist shot from the slot to make it 5-0.

While it was a rough night for the Cyclones, the team was able to at least end the game on a bit of a high note. Iowa State was able to score the final two goals of the game and establish some pressure, which resulted in some shots on net toward the end of the game.

The Cyclones ultimately got their first goal when junior Tony Uglem scored five minutes and 54 seconds into the third period to cut the deficit down to 5-1 off assists from Colton Kramer and Aaron Azevedo. 

Uglem would then go on to score another goal, the game’s final one, with 3:29 remaining to bring the final score to 5-2.  With the goal, his 10th of the season, Uglem re-gained his status as the team’s leading goal scorer. 

The second and final game of the series will take place at 7:15 p.m. Saturday in Bensenville, Illinois.