Kansas State soccer fell to Iowa State 2-1 in its final home match of the season off a second-half comeback from the Cyclones.
From kickoff, the Wildcats applied pressure on the Cyclone defense. K-State held onto firm possession through the first half, effectively intercepting Cyclone forwards to create offensive opportunities.
In the sixth minute, forward Jo Sees put the Wildcats out in front with a strike off of a deflected ball to the low center of the net.
The Cyclones looked to rally, pulling together a more cohesive offense while K-State applied pressure to the Iowa State defense.
In the 34th minute of play, Iowa State responded with a sliding pass from Mira Emma finding Salomé Prat for a goal to tie up the match entering the half.
Coming out of half, K-State continued holding firm possession, but Iowa State would begin mounting momentum.
The Cyclones took back full momentum with a free kick awarded, setting up an opportunity to take the lead.
In the 57th minute of play, Prat would strike again from the right corner of the goal across into the back left of the net to put the Cyclones ahead 2-1.
K-State tried to maintain the pressure applied in the first half but offensively didn’t have the same production. Despite having the shot advantage 17-11, the Wildcats were only able to score once on seven shots on goal.
The Cyclones were able to take advantage when it counted with two goals on only four shots on goal.
With this loss, the Wildcats fall to 1-7-1 in league play, ranking second to last in the conference. K-State will face off against its rival Kansas in the final match of the season to decide who will finish last in the conference at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in Lawrence.