Iowa State outlasts Jacks 2-1 at home

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BY NATE WEK

The SDSU women’s soccer team squared off against Big 12 foe Iowa State Sept. 14 in a match at Fishback Soccer Park and came up short, 2-1.

The first half turned out to be very physical with Iowa State and SDSU picking up several fouls but both teams went into halftime scoreless.

The game didn’t stay scoreless long with the Cyclones tallying the go-ahead goal in the 48th minute on a give-and-go play between Jennifer Dominguez and Brittany Morgan crossing back to the center to Dominguez, who has five goals on the season thus far. Dominguez kicked it into the upper right corner just out of the reach of goalkeeper Elisa Stamatakis.

SDSU evened the match quickly. Four minutes later, Christa Nyblom tallied her first goal of the year from 12 yards inside the box after being set up on a beautiful pass from Dani Patterson in the 52nd minute.

A scary moment happened for the Jacks when junior Caylee Costello went down with an apparent leg injury in the 68th minute but returned shortly after suffering from a cramp.

“It was just a minor cramp at the time, but we were happy she was able to get back on the field and that the injury was nothing serious,” said head coach Lang Wedemeyer.

SDSU looked to be heading for a tie when Iowa State was awarded a corner kick with just fourteen minutes left in the in the game.  Kaeli Flaska lined up to take the corner for the Cyclones, crossing it into the middle to Theresa Kucera who tallied her first goal of the season for the Cyclones giving them a 2-1 lead in the 76th minute.

The Jackrabbits put on a barrage of an offensive attack but failed to put anything in the back of the net.

“We came up just short of that one last play, or one tackle that allows us to get a result,” head coach Lang Wedemeyer said after the game.

He said this past weekend’s game showed a lot of progress for the team that will help set a better tone for the rest of the season.

“We played a tough, challenging game and we put up a fight,” he said. “This was a good learning experience and competitive game for our team tonight.”