Iowa State took a page out of Texas’ book Friday night in Ames.
The Cyclones (8-5-1, 2-3-1 Big 12) fired a shot into the back of the net in the first five minutes of play. The Longhorns (7-7-1, 0-4-1), who are usually the first on the board, found themselves down early.
Iowa State midfielder Hannah Cade got the ball in the middle of the 18-yard box and gave her team the 1-0 lead. That proved to be all Iowa State needed.
The Longhorns had a few dangerous looks. They had 20 shots — four on goal — but nothing to show for it. Senior goalkeeper Paige Brown also recorded a career-high seven saves.
Iowa State kept Texas off the board and finished the game with nine shots on goal. The Cyclones extended their lead with 20 minutes left in regulation when midfielder Taylor Wagner received a cross and easily fired a shot from seven yards out.
The 2–0 lead proved to be too much for Texas. The Longhorns kept shooting, but the tenacious Iowa State defense denied the Longhorns’ attack.
Texas, which is still winless in conference play, will return to action this weekend when Texas Tech comes to town on Friday. The team will then host West Virginia on Sunday in the last home game of the season.