ISU Soccer Storms Back to Defeat Creighton, 2-1

The Iowa State women's soccer team fell behind early, but used goals from sophomore Renee de St. Aubin and senior Amy Flores to win its fourth-consecutive game, 2-1 over Creighton. The match served as the first game of the Bulldog Bash, hosted by Drake University and played at the Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines.

Flores headed-in the game-winner in the 64th minute off a cross from sophomore Erin Witte. The goal was Flores' second of the season and the fifth game-winner of her career. Witte garnered her first assist of the season.

After getting only one good look in the first half and falling behind, 1-0, de St. Aubin netted the equalizer just 45 seconds into the second frame. The Stillwater, Minn., native, who on Tuesday was named to Soccer Buzz Magazine's Elite Team of the Week for her three-goal performance a week ago, pounded the ball past the BlueJay keeper from 18 yards out. De St. Aubin leads ISU in goals (four) and points (eight). Sophomore Brittanie Waddell was credited with her first assist of the season.

 

Iowa State was out-shot by Creighton 10-7 for the match, but head coach Rebecca Hornbacher was pleased with her team's second half performance.

 

"We came out with a lot of fire in the second half," Hornbacher said. "We had a few good opportunities, but it was a great team effort and we really had to show a lot of character in the second half to get this win."

 

The Cyclones fell behind early, as Creighton got on the board first in the 33rd minute as junior Sydney Reeves scored her first career goal on a free kick. Reeves attempt hit the crossbar, with the ball bouncing back into the goal.

 

CU's goal was the first allowed by Haig in three games, as she had recorded shutouts in back-to-back games vs. South Dakota State and Colorado College last weekend. Haig notched five saves and collected her fifth win on the year.

 

At 5-2-1 this season, ISU is off to the second-best start in program history. The 1999 team started off 9-2-0 while the 1998 Cyclones began with an identical 5-2-1 mark.

 

Iowa State's four-game winning streak is the first of its kind since winning four-in-a-row in Big 12 play a year ago, defeating Baylor, Texas Tech, Missouri and Oklahoma last October.

 

ISU will hit the field again on Sunday, taking on host Drake at 7 p.m., in the final game of the Bulldog Bash in Des Moines.


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