April 22, 2024

Central Iowa United soccer squads open season with trio of losses

Boys open season with loss to Greene County, girls edged by Marshalltown

Lucas Barnes

JEFFERSON — Colfax-Mingo senior Austin Lane scored twice, but the Central Iowa United boys soccer team couldn’t slow down Greene County during a 7-2 road loss on Thursday.

CIU trailed the Heart of Iowa Athletic Conference match 5-2 at halftime, and the Rams added a pair of goals in the second half at Linduska Field.

Gesser Gutierres scored six goals to lead Greene County, while Nathan Behne added one goal and three assists.

Gabe Ebersole registered seven saves for the Rams (1-0, 1-0 in the HOIAC). Central Iowa United (0-3, 0-1) allowed 15 shots and 10 shots on goal.

Ian Beattie

GIRLS

Marshalltown 3, Central Iowa United 1

STATE CENTER — The Central Iowa United girls’ soccer team couldn’t recover from a halftime deficit against Marshalltown on Thursday.

The Bobcats scored two first-half goals and added another in the second half during a 3-1 non-conference road win.

Colfax-Mingo’s Lilyan Hadsall scored the team’s first goal of the season in the first half, and C-M’s Cassidy Smith had 12 saves in 80 minutes for Central Iowa United.

Carli Pfantz tallied the assist as CIU (0-2) registered eight shots and six shots on goal. Marshalltown improved to 2-0 for the season.

Van Meter 10, Central Iowa United 0

VAN METER — Central Iowa United’s girls were limited to just one shot during its season opener against Van Meter on Monday.

The Bulldogs scored eight goals in the first half and won 10-0. The match ended in the 45th minute.

Colfax-Mingo sophomore Emmalyn Buchman had CIU’s only shot of the match. Smith registered 10 saves.

Eden Moore led the Bulldogs (1-0) with six goals and two assists.