Baylor Gets Late Goal, Upends Iowa State

The Baylor Bears tacked on a late goal to defeat Iowa State 2-1 at the Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field on Sunday. Brittani Zonker's shot from 15 yards out ricocheted off the left post into the net, sealing the game for BU and preventing the Cyclones from a weekend sweep.

"This was a disappointing loss for us as we didn't come out and execute our gameplan," Iowa State head coach Rebecca Hornbacher said. "We didn't create opportunities and weren't as organized as we were on Friday against A&M. "We have some very important games ahead of us and we need to refocus and correct our mistakes."

 

The Cyclones upset No. 18 Texas A&M on Friday, defeating the Aggies for the first time in school history, but were unable to score late and force a third-straight overtime game with the Bears. Through 15 games ISU is off to the second-best start in school history at 8-4-3 overall and 3-2-1 Big 12.

 

Iowa State got on the board first in the 24th minute as Amy Flores notched her seventh goal of the season on a header from 10 yards out. Freshman Amanda Purple and senior Kristina Baumann were credited with the double-assist, their second each of the season. Baumann beat a Baylor defender on the play and fed Flores with a perfect cross. Flores' seven goals this season is a career-high as her previous best was five in 2003. Her 16 career goals are good for fourth on the ISU all-time list.

 

Baylor responded just eight minutes later as Amanda McGrath booted one past Cyclone goalkeeper Joanna Haig. Jennifer Martin and Tiffany Boshers collected assists for the Bears. Haig, who grabbed a season-high 12 saves in ISU's upset over No. 18 Texas A&M, picked up three in the match.

 

Iowa State out-shot Baylor 10-9 for the match and sophomore Brittanie Waddell led ISU with two shots on goal in 18 minutes of play.

 

The Cyclones entered the match with a 3-6-1 record vs. Baylor and had won three out of the last four meetings. Iowa State is now 0-4-1 in Waco all-time.

 

Iowa State will return home on Friday, to take on the Texas Longhorns at 7 p.m. at the ISU Soccer Complex.


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