Bulldogs Garner 1-1 Double-OT Tie With Iowa State
The Bulldogs nearly won the game in the second overtime session as freshman Rebecca Rodgers (Peotone, Ill./Peotone) posted a pair of shots that each missed their mark sailing high, including her best scoring opportunity in the 108th minute (107:03).
The two sides waged through a scoreless first half with Drake netting four shots in the initial stanza.
Senior Paige Dusek (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles North) appeared to score the game’s first goal in the 49th minute (48:38) sliding behind the Cyclones’ defensive line to beat goalkeeper Maddie Jobe. The goal was waved off when the Bulldogs were whistled for an offside call.
Rodgers provided Drake a 1-0 advantage delivering her fourth goal of the year at the 64:15 mark off an assist from Dusek.
The lead was short-lived as Haley Albert connected on a header off a corner kick from Emily Goldstein in the 69th minute (68:20) to even the affair at one.
Both teams had scoring chances down the stretch, but neither side was able to capitalize on their opportunities.
On the afternoon, Iowa State outshot the Bulldogs, 26-11, including 11-3 on goal.
Rodgers recorded a game-high six shots for Drake, while Dusek added three shots. Hayley Womack paced the Cyclones with a five-shot performance.
Facing her former team for the first time, junior goalkeeper Andrea Swanson (Clive, Iowa/Valley) registered a career-high 10 saves for the Bulldogs. Jobe pulled in two saves for Iowa State.
Drake returns to action on Wednesday (Oct. 9) hosting Western Illinois in a 7:00 p.m. contest at the Cownie Soccer Complex. The game will serve as the third annual “KICK Cancer Game”. The game is an effort to create awareness about cancer research with this year’s focus being on Ovarian Cancer. The first 100 fans in attendance will receive a Drake Soccer t-shirt.