Soccer Falls 2-0 at Iowa State
Oct. 5, 2012
AMES, Iowa - Two first half goals stood up for Iowa State as it defeated TCU 2-0 Friday night in the first-ever game played at the Cyclone Sports Complex. Vittoria Arnold made six saves in the loss.
TCU had the early pressure in the match, earning a corner kick in the third minute. Bobbi Clemmer's kick was on target as she found Monica Alvarado in the box. Alvardo's header sailed wide of the net setting up a goal kick for the Cyclones.
Iowa State used the goal kick to push the ball down field and it kept possession and eventually turned it into a goal. Megan Longobardi took a shot that went wide, but on the rebound she found Jennifer Dominguez, who buried it for a 1-0 Cyclone lead.
The Horned Frogs fought back, trying to even the match, but Lindsy Schafer's shot sailed into the waiting hands of Cyclone goalkeeper Andrea Swanson.
Iowa State went back on the offensive as it fired off five shots over the next twenty minutes. Arnold made two saves and the defense was there to force shots wide, but all the pressure eventually worked in favor of the Cyclones as they netted the second goal of the match. The duo of Longobardi and Dominguez teamed up once again and Dominguez tallied her second goal of the match for a 2-0 Iowa State lead.
TCU tried to climb back in the match in the second half as it earned back-to-back corner kicks in the 63rd minute. Clemmer's second corner of the half was on target as Alvarado got her head on the ball, but it sailed wide.
The Frogs kept fighting as Brittany Slyman found herself wide open for a shot, but it was right to Maddie Jobe who was there for the save. Sarah Schweiss tested the new goalkeeper twice in the half, but Jobe was equal to the task as she stopped all three shots that came her way to preserve the shutout for the Cyclones.
TCU falls to 5-7-1 on the season and 0-3-0 in Big 12 play. The Frogs will stay on the road as they head to Oklahoma for a pair of matches next weekend. TCU will face nationally-ranked Oklahoma State Friday night in Stillwater at 7 p.m.