Mississippi's Amanda Verkin and Chrissy Strini scored goals for the second-consecutive game as the Rebels defeated Iowa State, 2-0. Senior Kristina Baumann took three of the Cyclones four shots on goal in the contest. With the loss, Iowa State falls to 0-1-1, while Ole Miss improves to 2-0-0.
"We need to play a complete
90-minute game and put two halves together," IowaState head coach Rebecca Hornbacher
said. "We have a great team, we just need to make corrections and capitalize on
Mississippi controlled the ball for most of
the first half, taking six shot and five corner kicks from the
minute mark, but was unable to score. Sophomore goalkeeper Joanna Haig recorded
two of her three saves from the game in that span. The Rebels finally got on the
board at the 32:08 mark, when Verkin connected from 10 yards out on an assist
Play went back-and-forth
throughout the beginning of the second half until Strini notched her third point
of the game when her shot in the 63rd minute caromed off the bottom
of the crossbar and went in. Freshman midfielder/defenseman Jennifer Hance was
credited with her first assist of her career.
ISU's best chance to score came
midway through the second half as Baumann took three shots within a five-minute
span but Rebel goalkeeper Megan Vickery recorded three of her four saves during
that period. In that flurry, sophomore midfielder Renee de St. Aubin rebounded
one of Baumann's shots and put the ball in the net, but a handball was ruled on
Ole Miss out shot the Cyclones
13-4 in the match, including a 9-1 total in the first
Iowa State will return to action
on Friday as they take on the Purdue Boilermakers in Ames at 7 p.m., as part of
the Big 12-Big 10 Challenge.