August 29, 2003
IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa women’s soccer team fell 3-0 in their home opener on Friday night at the Iowa Soccer Complex. The Hawkeyes failed to put any pressure on the Tigers as they were manhandled offensively being out shot 28-5.
Despite giving up three goals, junior goalkeeper Britta Vogele was the lone bright spot for the Hawkeyes. Vogele stopped 14 shots in the contest, which is the second most saves in a single game in Iowa history. The school record is 15 saves by Vogele last year and Liz Hendel in 2000.
Offensively, Iowa never really got anything going as Missouri controlled the ball for a majority of the first half. With a little more than three minutes left in the first half, the Tigers finally broke through against Vogele. Junior forward Shea Swoboda received a pass from sophomore Jennifer Nobis on a breakaway and beat Vogele to make the score 1-0.
After half the Tigers came out with a fire and scored the game’s second goal of the contest at the 47:31 mark. Junior Melissa Peabody received a pass from fellow junior Ashley Gibbs and shot the ball through Vogele’s legs to net the goal.
The Tigers did not back off and continued to pressure the young Hawkeye squad. Missouri added the final goal of the game at the 72:22 mark when Nobis received a pass from sophomore Amber Swinehart and slammed a shot into the top right hand corner of the net.
Next on the agenda for the Hawkeyes is a date with Nebraska on Sunday in Lincoln. Iowa will face the No. 20 Huskers at the Abbott Sports Complex at 7 p.m.