The University of Denver women's soccer team controlled possession and had a 14-8 edge in shots, but split the points with Iowa State 0-0 on Friday night at the University of Denver Soccer Stadium.
"Iowa State played well and had a great game plan to try to take the midfield away from us," head coach Jeff Hooker
said. "I thought our starting positions in the first half weren't aggressive enough, so we weren't able to break their lines of pressure. More than anything else though, I'm happy with the shutout. I thought we did a good job of covering Brittany (Wilson).
Overall, I'm pleased with the effort and the second balls that we won. They were good in the air, but I thought we did a great job of cleaning up the second balls. We just needed the final pass and composure with that final touch to come out of here with a win today."
Freshman Samantha Feller
(Grand Junction, Colo.) had the best scoring chance of the match in the 42nd
minute, rattling the crossbar on her collegiate debut on a shot from just left of the penalty spot.
The two teams split the six shots 3-3 in the opening 45 minutes, with Denver holding an 11-5 edge the rest of the way. Denver took five of the match's nine corners.
Junior captain Brittany Wilson
(Littleton, Colo.) was called upon to make two saves in her second-consecutive clean sheet.
Denver will continue a three-match homestand on Sunday when the Pioneers take on Columbia at 12 p.m. MT. The match will be broadcast live on Altitude.
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