Iowa Falls 2-1 in Ames


Sept. 5, 2014

AMES, Iowa — Sophomore Bri Toelle’s second goal of the season wasn’t enough for the University of Iowa women’s soccer team as the Hawkeyes suffered their first loss, falling 2-1 to Iowa State in an Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series matchup on Friday night at the Cyclone Sports Complex.


Iowa State snapped Iowa’s six-game winning streak in the series.

“We dominated long portions of the game at times and displayed our best soccer of the year, especially in the first half,” said UI head coach Dave DiIanni.

The Hawkeyes struck first, taking a 1-0 lead off the foot of Toelle when senior Cloe Lacasse hit her at the top of the box at the 24-minute mark. The assist was Lacasse’s second of the season.

The Hawkeyes held Iowa State scoreless in the first half, limiting the Cyclones to three shots, but Iowa State came out on a different level in the second half. The Cyclones netted two unanswered goals against Iowa senior goalkeeper Kiley Beck from seniors Hayley Womack (56:31) and Alyssa Williamson (74:52) to grab a 2-1 advantage. It was the first time Beck has been scored on all season.

“We got rattled after they scored and stopped playing and moving the ball on the ground, which allowed ISU to press us and make things difficult for us,” said DiIanni. “We never did get our rhythm back until it was too late.”

Iowa had a chance to tie things up in the 86 minute with a corner kick from sophomore Corey Burns, but the Hawkeyes couldn’t capitalize.

Iowa was held to a season-low seven shots in the contest.

“We will be better for this experience in the future and will learn to sustain our high quality of play so these games are wins, not just learning opportunities,” said DiIanni.

The Hawkeyes (4-1) return to action oSunday with a road contest against Colorado State (1-2) at 2:30 p.m. (CT).