By Parmida Schahhosseini
Baylor soccer lost a heartbreaker 1-0 to Iowa State after conceding a goal in the last 23 seconds of the first overtime on Friday night at the Cyclone Sports Complex in Ames, Iowa.
“We knew coming in that [Iowa State] was a tough team,” Baylor co-head coach Paul Jobson said. “They are battlers and their goalie made some fantastic saves. There was no question with our fight, heart and ability to play tonight. We just couldn’t break the frame of the goal.”
Baylor outplayed the Cyclones statistically, but not according to the scoreboard. Baylor outshot Iowa State 21-7, but the lone goal from Iowa State senior midfielder Emily Goldstein, was enough hand the Bears a loss. Goldstein broke away from a Baylor defender and shot the ball 15 yards out to the left side of the net for the score.
“Unfortunately, soccer is a cruel game sometimes, and [Emily Goldstein] put away a goal at the end,” Jobson said. “We couldn’t ask for more out of our players.”
Sophomore forward Bri Campos took five shots, three of which were on goal, but wasn’t able to capitalize. Senior midfielders Kat Ludlow and Karlee Summey each took four shots, but couldn’t get one past the net.
Iowa State had the first shot of the game, but Baylor responded with four shots. Creating shots has never been problem for Baylor, but accuracy and finishing has been a problem.
Iowa State senior goalkeeper Maddie Jobe finished the night with eight saves, including five in the first half, and junior goalkeeper Michelle Kloss finished with three.
Baylor will continue its road trip with a game against Kansas at 1 p.m. Sunday.