Schwieso makes history in 4-1 home win
Cyclone Sophomore Aubrey Schwieso made history Monday night at Merrill Field, scoring her 28th goal of the season, setting a new single season record in Cyclone soccer history.
“It’s really awesome, but credit to my teammates,” Schwieso said. “It feels pretty good, but it’s all because of them.”
The Cyclones played their final regular season game against the Creston Panthers, winning 4-1, all of which came from Schwieso in the second half of the game after a quiet first half.
Schwieso scored the first two goals of the game less than a minute into the second half, followed by her third goal less than 10 minutes into the half.
“She finds a way to score and a lot of times it’s with her speed going forward,” said Cyclones Head Coach Jared Boysen. “Even on the crosses her teammates are able to finish on, she’s always right in there. She’s a competitor and she’s gotten a lot better from last year.”
With just over eight minutes remaining in the game and the Cyclones having a 3-1 lead, Schwieso came up the field and kicked her fourth and final goal of the night, making history. Some of Schwieso’s teammates were impressed with her accomplishment.
“Aubrey’s a great player,” said Senior Ava Miller. “She definitely deserves that. She’s been working hard for the past two years and she’s been at track, but she’s doing both sports to her fullest and it’s really great to have her.”
With this win, the Cyclones conclude their regular season with a 13-4 record, winning their final three games and five out of their last six.
“I think it really shows how well we all work together,” Miller said. “We just mesh really well and we always have positive attitudes and that’s what helps, especially with the hard teams.”
The Cyclones will play their first playoff game at Merrill Field Wednesday night at 7 p.m. against the 5-8 Treynor Cardinals. The Cardinals are led by Gabrielle Blanchard with six goals, Morgan Brown with four assists and Zoey Zadalis with 54 saves.
“We need to play a full game,” Schwieso said. “First half, I think we started out a little slow. In the second half, I think we came out a lot better and if we play a full game like that second half, then we’ll come out here with a win.”