Iowa To Host Indiana, #21 Purdue

Sept. 29, 2003

This Week
This weekend the Iowa soccer team will host Indiana and Purdue at the Iowa Soccer Complex.

The Hawkeyes will host Indiana (3-6-0/1-3-0) on Friday at 7 p.m. On Sunday, Iowa will play No. 21 Purdue (7-2-1/3-1-0) at 1 p.m. Admission is free to the public.

Last Week
The Hawkeyes lost a pair of contests against Illinois and Northwestern at the Iowa Soccer Complex.

Against Illinois, Iowa fell 2-0 to the Fighting Illini. After a scoreless first half, the Hawkeyes gave up two goals in the second half. Junior Britta Vogele stopped 11 shots in the defeat.

On Sunday, Northwestern defeated Iowa 3-1. Iowa scored the game’s first goal in the first two minutes of the second half. Senior Courtney Wilkerson scored an unassisted goal when she fired a shot into the net from 35 yards out.

Northwestern answered ten minutes later to tie the game at one. The Wildcats added two more goals in the game’s next 13 minutes to come away with the victory. Vogele recorded four saves in the contest.

Opponents in the Rankings
The Hawkeyes are slated to face a challenging schedule in 2003 as 10 of their 18 opponents were in the NCAA Tournament a year ago.

In the NSCAA/Adidas poll on Sept. 29, four of Iowa’s opponents, Ohio State (12th), Nebraska (14th), Penn State (16th) and Purdue (21), are ranked in the top-25. Illinois, which defeated Iowa 2-0 on Sept. 26, is receiving votes.

Hawkeyes Slated To Take On The Fifth Ranked Opponent This Season
The Iowa soccer team has faced four ranked opponents in ten games this season. On Sunday, the Hawkeyes will take on their fifth ranked opponet when No. 21 Purdue comes to town.

Iowa is 1-2-1 in the four games versus ranked opponents this season defeating BYU and tying Ohio State and falling to Nebraska and Penn State.

Rickerby Returns To Iowa City
Ian Rickerby returns to Iowa City as an assistant coach for Indiana.

Rickerby served as an assistant at Iowa from March of 1999, through February of 2000. In February, Rickerby was promoted to interim head coach. During his tenure at Iowa, the Hawkeyes posted a 13-7 record and collected a third-place finish in the Big Ten regular season in only their third year at the varsity level.

Wilkerson Scores First Goal of Season
Senior Courtney Wilkerson provided the Hawkeyes with some offense in Sunday’s 3-1 loss to Northwestern.

Early in the second half, Wilkerson fired a shot from 35 yards out to score the first goal of the game and her first goal of the season.

Wilkerson has played in all ten games for Iowa, recording one goal on only three shots and recording one assist.

For her career, Wilkerson has scored seven goals and has recorded three assists.

Hawkeyes Statistically In The Big Ten
Junior Britta Vogele continues to lead the conference in saves and saves per game. Vogele has stopped 85 shots in nine games this season, averaging 9.44 saves a game.

Sophomore Katelyn Quinn is ranked in the top ten in six offensive categories. Quinn is second in shots per game (3.78), tied for fourth in goals (5), goals per game (.56) and shots (34). She is also tied for ninth in points per game (1.11) and tied for tenth in points (10)

Vogele: A Save Machine
Junior Britta Vogele has recorded double digit saves in five of eight games this season. Vogele has stopped 85 shots this season pushing her career total up to 322.

Vogele is on pace to stop 155 shots this season. The current school record for saves in a season is 146, which was set by former Hawkeye goalkeeper Liz Hendel in 2000.

Quinn Continues To Lead Offense
Sophomore Katelyn Quinn continues to lead the Hawkeyes in goals and points despite missing the Northwestern game due to injury.

Quinn has scored five goals, including one game-winning goal, on 34 shots in nine games this season.

Freshmen Danielle Oswald and Lindsey Phillips are second on the team with two goals apiece. Oswald also has recorded two assists on the year.

Scouting Indiana
The Hawkeyes hold a 4-2 advantage in six meeetings with the Hoosiers. Last season, Indiana defeated Iowa 3-1 at the Iowa Soccer Complex. Sarah Lynch scored Iowa’s only goal in the contest.

The Hoosiers enter the contest with a 3-6-0 overall record, including a 1-3-0 record in the Big Ten. Last weekend, Indiana defeated Ohio State 1-0, and fell 2-1 to Penn State.

Offensively, Indiana has struggled this season. In nine games, the Hoosiers have only scored seven goals. Freshman Megan Pipkens leads the team with six points (2 goals, 2 assists).

Senior Shaunna Daugherty and freshman Stacey Van Boxmeer have split time in the net this season. Daugherty has a .99 goals against average and has stopped nine shots, while Van Boxmeer has 11 saves, while recording two shutouts.

The Hoosiers are led by second-year Head Coach Mick Lyon.

Scouting Purdue
The Hawkeyes hold a 2-1-1 advantage in four meetings with Purdue. Last year, the Boilermakers defeated Iowa, 2-1, at the Iowa Soccer Complex.

Purdue enters the contest with a 7-2-1 overall record and a 3-1 record in the Big Ten. The Boilermakers defeated No. 13 Penn State, 3-1, and fell to Ohio State 2-1 last weekend.

Offensively, Purdue is second in the conference having scored 29 goals. Fourteen different players have scored at least one goal for the Boilermakers. Senior Annette Kent leads the team with six goals on 27 shots and four assists. Senior Courtney Coppedge is second on the team with five goals and four assists.

Freshman Lauren Mason holds down the net for Purdue. Mason has a .64 goals against average, while stopping 22 shots. She has amassed a 7-1-1 overall record, including three shutouts.

Purdue is led by sixth-year Head Coach Robert Klatte. Klatte has led Purdue to three straight ten win seasons, including an appearance in the NCAA Tournament last season.

Head Coach Carla Baker
Carla Baker is in her second year as head coach of the Hawkeyes.

Last season, Baker led the Hawkeyes to an 11-7-1 record and three of her players were honored with post season recognition by the Big Ten Conference. In addition to the individual honors, the team was awarded the NSCAA Team Academic Award.

Before moving to Iowa, Baker owned her own soccer consulting company in Dallas, TX, and served on staff as a goalkeeper coach at all levels for the United States Soccer Federation youth national teams, U14-U21.

Prior to moving to Dallas, Baker served as an assistant on the Division I level for eight years at the University of Notre Dame and Cornell University.

While at Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish won the National Championship in 1995 and made four consecutive NCAA Final Four Appearances.

Baker’s playing experiences include 12 years on the Canadian National Team. She was the starting goalkeeper at the 1995 Women’s World Cup Championships held in Sweden.

Baker also played three years (1987-90) at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1990. She was named to the 1987 all-Canadian Team while with the Marauders.

Filling out Baker’s staff is second-year assistant coach Mark Plakorus and first-year assistant Mike Brewer.

Quoting Head Coach Carla Baker
“This weekend, we need to focus on the small things that we have control over. Both teams are tough teams that are having some success now.

Our success will depend on whether or not our student athletes believe that they can compete on the same level.

Indiana is a talented team with some of the region’s top players. We have to go after them early. Also, we have to play all 90 minutes.

Purdue is a nationally ranked team that is made up of a lot of players who work extremely hard all game long. We need to match their intensity. If we can do that then we can get some good results.”

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