Cyclone soccer splits weekend games

After scoring the most goals in a conference game in program history Friday in a 6-2 victory at Texas Tech, the Cyclone offense stalled, losing 4-0 to Colorado on Sunday.

Iowa State Topped By Colorado, 4-0

ISU drops to 1-1 in conference play

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.

Colorado really used their speed and capitalized on their opportunities," Iowa State head coach Rebecca Hornbacher said. "They were very organized in their attack. We didn't account for their runners and left them unmarked in the box too many times. We need to work hard to correct our mistakes and our team needs to respond."

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
Colorado offense did not stop there as Katie Griffin scored before half to give CU a 3-0 advantage heading into the locker room.

The Buffs tacked on another goal from
Griffin in the second half, her fourth of the season, to put the game well out of reach with 11 minutes left in the match.

Cyclone goalkeeper Joanna Haig tied a season high for saves with eight in the loss as
Colorado outshot Iowa State 23-6 for the match. The 23 shots were the most by an ISU opponent since Texas took 26 in a 1-0 overtime win vs. ISU on October 22, 2004.

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
Kansas at 7 p.m., at the ISU Soccer Complex



Cyclone Soccer Dominates in Big 12 Opener

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]."

Iowa State got on the board early and often, taking the lead in the 11th minute on a goal from sophomore Stephanie Kaphingst. Junior Kate Kirwan picked up her first assist of the season on Kaphingst's second goal of the season.

The Cyclone flurry continued as sophomore Erin Witte connected twice within a minute to put
Iowa State up 3-0 at the 21-minute mark. Senior Amy Flores collected her first assist on the year, feeding Witte with her first score.

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
Iowa, 6-1 on Oct. 31, 2004.

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