Sept. 12, 2003
LEXINGTON, KY – The University of Iowa women’s soccer team improved its record to 2-3-0 at the Kentucky Invitational after a well-rounded team performance. The Hawkeyes, who were playing without starting goalkeeper Britta Vogele, dominated the second half in coming away with a 2-1 victory.
Sophomore Katelyn Quinn got the Hawkeyes on the board at the 18:25 mark of the first period. Quinn scored on a rebound off the crossbar and beat Rutger goalkeeper Robyn Jones for her third goal of the season to put Iowa up 1-0.
Four minutes later, the Scarlet Knights evened the game at one apiece when Zoe Abner sent a corner kick into the box to forward Carli Lloyd. Lloyd then fired the ball past Iowa goalkeeper Brooke Peterson for the goal.
The game headed into intermission deadlocked at one apiece. Rutgers held the advantage offensively in the first half as they out shot the Hawkeyes, 7-1.
In the second half, the tables turned offensively. Iowa came out of the break on an offensive flurry as they fired four shots to Rutgers zero in half’s first ten minutes. The offensive surge paid off as freshman Lindsey Phillips received a pass from junior Kitty Montgomery on a breakaway. Phillips then capitalized and scored her second goal of the season in the bottom right corner of the net to put the Hawkeyes up 2-1 at the 54:25 mark.
The Hawkeyes were out shot 14-7 in the contest, but the offensive support was more than enough as Peterson picked up her first career victory. Peterson stopped three Scarlet Knight shots in just her second game in goal for Iowa.
The Hawkeyes will not have much time to rest and savor their victory as they return to competition tomorrow afternoon. Iowa will face off with No. 12 BYU at the Kentucky Soccer Complex beginning at 5 p.m.