Ole Miss Shuts Out ISU, 2-0

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," Iowa State head coach Rebecca Hornbacher said. "We have a great team, we just need to make corrections and capitalize on our opportunities."

 

Mississippi controlled the ball for most of the first half, taking six shot and five corner kicks from the 2:51 to 9:49 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 from Strini.

 

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 the play.

 

Ole Miss out shot the Cyclones 13-4 in the match, including a 9-1 total in the first half.

 

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.


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