The Buffs used three goals in the
first 31 minutes of play to end the Cyclones' streak of six games without a
loss. ISU had been 5-0-1 during that span.
The Buffaloes got on the board early in the ninth and 12th minutes as Nikki Keller scored her third and fourth goals of the season, respectively. The
The Buffs tacked on another goal from
Cyclone goalkeeper Joanna Haig tied a season high for saves with eight in the loss as
Iowa State, who was ranked 13th in the Central Region by Soccer Buzz Magazine, drops to 6-3-2 (1-1, Big 12) on the season, while CU, who was ranked 12th by the same publication, improved to 4-4-2 (1-1, Big 12).
The Cyclones will return to action on Friday as they host their Big 12 home-opener against
Cyclone Soccer Dominates in Big 12
ISU scores the most goals in a conference game in program history
The Iowa State women's soccer team controlled its conference opener from start to finish Friday, defeating Texas Tech 6-2, at R.P Fuller Stadium. The six-goal output was the most for a Cyclone team in a Big 12 conference game since the program's inception back in 1996. ISU has now won five of their last six games, improving its record to
"It was great to see us capitalize on most of our chances [Friday]," head coach Rebecca Hornbacher said. "Most of our shots hit within the framework and it is great to get a win to start off conference play. It was just a solid overall team effort and we really gained some confidence by scoring a lot [Friday]."
The Cyclone flurry continued as sophomore Erin Witte connected twice within a minute to put
Texas Tech was able to cut the lead to 3-1 just before half, but ISU continued the offensive assault in the second period, getting two more goals from Leslie Hill and another from Amy Flores to put the game out of reach. Senior Kristina Baumann notched her first point of the season, assisting Hill's first goal in the 59th minute. Both Hill and Flores are now second on the team in goals scored with three.
"Our forwards were really looking to move the ball down the field [Friday]," said defenseman Deb Benakis. "We did a great job of beating their players to the endline."
The six goals were the most scored by a Cyclone team since defeating instate rival