In-State Battle Goes To Iowa State, 3-0
"Our focus today was to match Iowa State's physical play, to use this as an opportunity to stay sharp, and to rest some players," Drake head coach Lindsey Horner commented. "While Iowa State is an in-state rival, we are concentrating on our conference season, so it is good that we were able to use our bench and get out of today's game without any injuries."
Dominguez placed Iowa State on the board first connecting on her 12th goal of the season at the 6:57 mark off an assist from Erin Green.
Despite the Bulldogs being outshot in the initial stanza, 9-1, they trailed the Cyclones at the intermission by only a goal, 1-0.
Dominguez added her second tally of the afternoon in the 50th minute (49:11), courtesy of an assist from Meredith Skitt to give Iowa State a 2-0 lead.
Closing the scoring on the afternoon at the 61:19 mark with her first goal of the season was Green.
In a game marked by high winds throughout, Drake was held to two shots in the in-state battle with seniors Laura Moklestad (Des Moines, Iowa/Roosevelt) and Kelsey Pigg (Waukee, Iowa/Waukee) registering the shots. A game-high four-shot effort from Dominguez paced Iowa State, who finished the contest with 14 shots.
Junior Kalena Litch (Plymouth, Minn./Wayzata) pulled in a game-best two saves for the Bulldogs, while Maddie Jobe and Andrea Swanson collected a save each for Iowa State.
A key Missouri Valley Conference showdown at Indiana State awaits Drake next Sunday (Oct. 21). Game time is slated for 12:00 p.m.
"The challenge for our team is to let this result go as quickly as possible, use fall break to recover, and come back hungry for a result at Indiana State," said Horner.