Iowa State cheerleader leaves game in tears after taking ball to the face

An Iowa State cheerleader had to be escorted off the court late in Iowa State’s 84-71 loss to top-seeded Virginia Cavaliers after taking a kick-ball right to the face.

UVA, leading 74-62 late in the second half, was preparing to take the ball in after an errant pass flew of Iowa State player Matt Thomas’ foot and out of bounds. Players began getting setup for the next play before refs noticed Jameel McKay and a woman tending to a cheerleader on the sideline and stopped called a timeout shortly thereafter.

Judging by the replay (VIDEO ABOVE), there was no way this young lady could have avoided getting blasted, and judging by those tears, it really hurt.

The fact that her Cyclones played so poorly probably doesn’t make it any better.