KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The UMKC women’s soccer team (7-2) beat its second straight Big 12 opponent on Friday afternoon when it beat Iowa State, 3-1, at Durwood Stadium.
“I’m extremely proud of the entire UMKC women’s soccer family!” Head Coach Chris Cissell said. “What a great win for our soccer program! To beat another Power 5 and Big 12 opponent is phenomenal for us, and to be able to do it by a 3 to 1 margin is amazing.”
Iowa State evened the match in the 32’ minute, but just over a minute later, Reighan Childers notched her second assist of the match off a corner kick when Abby Small punched home the Roos second goal, sending UMKC to the locker room with a 2-1 advantage over the Cyclones.
In the second half, the two teams continued to battle, until the 74’ minute of action when Rylan Childers connected on her second goal of the contest, off an assist from Small, to give UMKC a two goal advantage.
“I felt like our team played extremely well and executed the game plan to perfection,” Cissell added. “I was very excited to see Rylan Childers score her first two collegiate goals, and Abby Small had a tremendous game, not only defensively but added a goal and an assist. The entire team worked extremely hard to get this result and I am very proud of our soccer family."
The UMKC defense, led by three saves from keeper Afton Fennewald, would keep the Cyclones off the board the rest of the way, picking up their seventh victory early in the season.
The Blue & Gold will look for its third straight win against a Big 12 opponent when it welcomes in Oklahoma State to Durwood on Sunday at 1 p.m. CT.
“I look forward to the challenge of hosting a great Oklahoma State team here on Sunday,” Cissell remarked. “We are ready to make it three straight!”
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