Panther fall to in-state rival ISU, 1-0


The University of Northern Iowa women’s soccer team traveled to Ames on Tuesday to play the Iowa State Cyclones. The Panthers fell, 1-0.

The Cyclones started the match off early with the first four shots. All of them were either wide off-target or blocked. Katie Witt attempted the first two shots for the Panthers, but both went wide.

Both teams struggled finding the net, as they were only able to shoot one on target each. Sarah Brandt had the first on-target shot, but Cyclone goalkeeper, Lindsey Hendon, made the save. Less than four minutes later, the Cyclones put up their on-target shot only to have Panther goalkeeper Whitney Blunt save it.

The first half ended with a 0-0 tie. The Panthers were out-shot, 11-4.

The second half was more of the same. Each team had chances early to score, but none of them found the net.

Blunt continued her great season by making another save in the sixty-fifth minute. Blunt finished the match with four and currently has 66 on the season.

The Cyclones broke the scoreless spell in the seventy-fourth minute with a Koree Willer goal for the 1-0 Panther deficit.

Marianne Gagne tried to retaliate quickly after the goal with a shot of her own, but Hendon was there for the save. The Panthers struggled to get another shot off for the remainder of the game. Annie Dale had one last chance in the eighty-ninth minute, but it went wide off-target. The match ended with the 1-0 loss.

The Panthers will return home this Sunday to play Indiana State for homecoming. The match is scheduled at 1 p.m. in Waterloo.