The Cyclone soccer squad started off the weekend playing Missouri to a 1-1 tie on Friday night. Iowa State bounced back on Sunday afternoon and got out to an early lead against Kansas. The Cyclones came away with the 3-1 victory over the defending Big 12 co-champions.
Senior Amy Flores tallies her second and
third goals of the weekend.
The Iowa State soccer team
got two quick first half goals by senior Amy Flores and never looked back,
defeating defending co-Big 12 champion Kansas, 3-1 at the ISU Soccer Complex on
Sunday. KU was ranked No. 4 in the Central Region by the NSCAA.
Cyclones improved to 6-3-3 overall and 2-1-1 in the Big 12.
"We knew it
would be a 90 minute battle because Kansas has great team speed and is real
organized, but I am real proud of our players because they really stepped up,"
head coach Rebecca Hornbacher said. "We played phenomenal together and they did
everything we as a coaching staff asked them to do. It is a huge win for us and
I am really excited for our team."
Kansas began the match with two good
scoring chances in the first minute, the Cyclones tallied two goals in their
first two attempts. Amy Flores scored her fifth goal of the season as she headed
the ball into the back right corner of the net off a cross from Jess Villhauer
in the 13th minute. Villhauer's assist was her first point of the
Just 45-seconds later, Flores put
IowaState up 2-0 after she headed a cross
from sophomore Erin Witte just outside the 8-yard box into the top right corner
of the net. Flores six goals on the season lead
Kansas had a chance to cut the lead in
half in the 27th minute, but Caroline Smith's penalty kick was stopped by Haig
and a KU rebound sailed high. Haig notched a game-high six saves in the
The Jayhawks got on the board in the 59th minute on Nicole
Braman's first goal of the season, but it did not hold as the Cyclones struck
again 12 minutes later.
Freshman Meghan Smith scored her first career
goal, taking a shot from the just outside the 8-yard box and burying into the
back of the net. Another freshman, Leslie Hill, was credited with the assist,
also the first of her career.
"We weren't content when we took our
early lead," Hornbacher said. "We knew we needed to keep creating opportunities
and continue to defend."
IowaState 12-4 in the first half and 21-12
for the match, but most of their shots were either taken from long
The Cyclones hit the road on Friday and play at No. 14 Texas
A&M, then Sunday at Baylor in a matchup
Missouri to 1-1 Tie in Conference
Home-Opener Amy Flores heads-in
fourth goal of the season
In a physical match that saw 30 fouls and
two yellow cards, conference rivals IowaState and
Missouri battled to a 1-1 double-overtime
tie at the ISU Soccer Complex on Friday.
"We created several chances
tonight and continued to execute our game plan,"
IowaState head coach Rebecca Hornbacher
said. "We need to eliminate our small mistakes and continue to create
opportunities to attack. If we can do that we'll get results that don't result
in a tie."
The Cyclones got on the board first in the 54th minute as
sophomore Stephanie Kaphingst took the ball from the back-right of the box and
crossed to a streaking Amy Flores who headed the ball into the upper-left corner
of the net. Flores' goal was her fourth of the
season and the 16th of her career, moving her into fourth place on the ISU
all-time list. The assist was Kaphingst's first of the
Missouri had several near misses midway
through the second half, including an Ashley Hamblin cross that was booted just
before it hit the end line to a wide-open teammate. The ball was cleared as
Cyclone defender Amanda Purple streaked in and headed it away.
knotted the score at one apiece with 13 minutes left in regulation as Hamblin
broke away from the ISU defense on the left side and beat Cyclone goalkeeper
Joanna Haig and directed the ball into the right side of the net. Hamblin, a
freshman and recent Cedar
School graduate, netted the second goal
of her young career on the play. Both of Hamblin's goals have come in her home
state of Iowa, as she netted a goal in MU's 5-0
win at Iowa back on Sept.
IowaState had a chance to put the game away
shortly after, but freshman Meghan Smith's header off a cross from Kaphingst
shot into the ground and was gobbled up by MU goalkeeper Laura
Missouri out-shot ISU 21-13 for the game
and 7-2 in the extra frames but the Cyclone defense and Haig thwarted every
Tiger chance in overtime. Haig, an Inver Grove
Minn., native, picked up a game-high
six saves on the evening.
"Jo Haig played outstanding defensively
and made some big saves for us," Hornbacher said. "We new
Missouri would come in here aggressive and
she really stepped up."