Cyclones Fall to Golden Gophers 1-0
AMES, Iowa- The Iowa State Cyclones (3-1-0) suffered their first loss of the season to the Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-0-0) in a hard fought battle on Sunday at the Cyclone Sports Complex by a score of 1-0.
A corner kick that resulted in an own goal against the Cyclones in the 24th minute proved to be the decisive goal in what was a very evenly matched game. The first half was made up of a strong defensive performance by both squads as the two teams combined for just six shots. Both teams also battled windy conditions with wind gusts at up to 20 miles per hour.
The Cyclones came out firing in the second half kicking six shots at the Golden Gophers goal. A red card against Courtney Camy in the 53rd minute left Iowa State a player down for the remainder of the game.
"I thought we put ourselves in a hole pretty early in the second period getting that red card," head coach Wendy Dillinger said. "I thought that the fact that we were playing a man down the last 38 minutes of the game we really played well. We created a lot of quality chances in the second half. We had three or four right inside the sticks. I thought we fought hard and gave great effort."
The Cyclones fired nine total shots at the Minnesota goal compared to the 12 shots that the Golden Gophers shot against them.
Senior goalkeeper Maddie Jobe recorded five saves bringing her season total to 13. Jobe currently has the fourth most saves in Iowa State history during her career with 218. She is only 22 saves behind Beth Chapman who had 240 saves from 2000-03.
The Cyclones will travel to Iowa City, Iowa on Friday for the annual Iowa Corn CyHawk series at 7 p.m. Results will be available on Cyclones.com after the conclusion of the game.