Iowa To Host Wisconsin, Travel To Minnesota

Oct. 6, 2003

This Week
This week the Iowa soccer team will against its five-game homestand versus Wisconsin. The Hawkeyes will host the Badgers at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Iowa Soccer Complex. Admission is free.

On Sunday, Iowa will travel to Minneapolis, MN, to take on the Golden Gophers at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium beginning at 1 p.m.

Last Week
Iowa lost a pair of contests at the Iowa Soccer Complex. On Friday, the Hawkeyes fell to Indiana, while on Sunday No. 21 Purdue defeated the Hawkeyes 4-1.

In the match against the Hoosiers, luck wasn’t on the Hawkeyes’ side. On two separate occasions, Iowa had legit scoring opportunities, but shots hit the posts to keep Iowa off of the scoreboard.

Indiana got on the board about eight minutes into the second half and held on for the victory, while playing a player down after Emily Hotz was given a red card and ejected.

On Sunday against Purdue, the Hawkeyes scored the game’s first goal in the 16th minute. Sophomore Avery Bang assisted fellow sophomore Katelyn Quinn who then sent a slow roller into the bottom right corner of the net.

Purdue answered with two goals in the first half and added two more in the second to come away with the 4-1 victory.

Opponents in the Rankings
In the Soccer Buzz rankings on Oct. 6, four of Iowa’s opponents, Penn State (10), Ohio State (14), Purdue (19) and Illinois (23) are ranked in the top-25. Nebraska is receiving votes in the poll.

In the NSCAA/Adidas poll, five of Iowa’s opponents are ranked in the top-25. Ohio State, which Iowa tied 1-1, is ranked 11th, followed by Penn State (14), Purdue (17), Nebraska (23) and Illinois (25).

Froelich Returns Home
Junior forward Marla Froelich returns to Iowa City this weekend to take on the Hawkeyes. Froelich attended high school at Iowa City West where she was a four-time first team all-conference performer. This season, Froelich has scored two goals and recorded two assists for the Badgers. Froelich played with current Hawkeye Avery Bang.

Quinn Adds To Totals
Sophomore forward Katelyn Quinn scored Iowa’s lone goal of the weekend against Purdue. Quinn received a pass from sophomore Avery Bang after streaking down the middle of the box. Quinn then sent a slow roller into the net to beat Purdue goalkeeper Lauren Mason.

On Friday, Quinn was flirting with adding another goal to her season totals. Quinn had the ball on the right side of the box and fired a shot towards the net, but the ball hit the post to keep her off of the board.

Quinn now has six goals on 46 shots and 12 points on the season.

For her career, Quinn ranks fourth in shots (109) and game-winning goals (6) and fifth in goals (17) and points (39). Her next goal will tie her with former Hawkeye Beth Oldenberg for fourth place all-time.

Quinn, Vogele: Statistically in Big Ten
Junior Britta Vogele continues to lead the conference in saves and saves per game. Vogele has stopped 91 shots in 11 games this season, averaging 8.27 saves per game. Vogele also is tied for eighth in shutouts with one on the season.

Sophomore Katelyn Quinn is ranked in the top ten in six offensive categories. Quinn is second in shots per game (4.18), third in shots (46), tied for fourth in goals (6) and goals per game (.55). Quinn is also tied for eighth in points (12) and points per game (1.09).

Iowa as a team ranks first in the conference in saves with 100. Vogele has recorded 91 saves, sophomore Brooke Peterson has stopped five shots and the team has four saves.

Bang Notches First Point of Season
Sophomore Avery Bang recorded her first point of the season on Sunday against Purdue. Bang assisted Katelyn Quinn on Iowa’s lone goal of the weekend.

Bang now has three assists for her career. She recorded two assists last season as a true freshman.

Scouting Wisconsin
Wisconsin holds a 3-2-1 advantage against the Hawkeyes in six meetings in the series. Last season, the score ended in a 1-1 tie at the Iowa Soccer Complex. Sarah Lynch was assisted by Katelyn Quinn for Iowa’s goal in the contest.

Wisconsin enters the contest with a 6-6-1 record and a 2-4-0 mark in the Big Ten. Last weekend, the Badgers earned a split after falling 2-1 to Illinois and beating Northwestern 2-1.

Wisconsin is led by 2002 first-team all-Big Ten selection Jenny Kundert. Kundert leads the Badgers with six goals and three assists. Katy Lindenmuth is second on the team with 11 points, three goals and six assists.

In the net for the Badgers is Stefani Szczechowski. Szczechowski has a 5-5-1 record with two shutouts. She has allowed 14 goals, while stopping 30 shots.

Wisconsin is led by tenth-year Head Coach Dean Duerst.

Scouting Minnesota
Minnesota has a 4-2-0 record against the Iowa in six meetings. Last year, Iowa defeated Minnesota 1-0 on a game-winning goal by Courtney Wilkerson.

Minnesota enters the contest with a 5-5-1 overall record, including a 2-4-0 mark in the conference. Last weekend, the Badgers beat Northwestern and fell to Illinois.

Haley Lentsch leads the Golden Gophers with five goals and two assists. Rebecca Dellaria is second on the team with 11 points. She has three goals and five assists on the season.

In the net for Minnesota is Karli Kopietz. Kopietz is third in the Big Ten with 58 saves. She has allowed 18 goals on the season, while compiling a 5-5-1 overall record.

Minnesota is led by third-year Head Coach Barbara Wickstrand

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
“I think as a team we are playing much better. We definitely have to start finishing our opportunities.

Coming into the games last weekend, our student athletes came prepared and I could see a look of determination on their faces. We need to continue to pay attention to the minor details.

We are excited to play Wisconsin. They have some good student athletes that are going to present a challenge. We have to be cautious of their midfield and look for Britta to have a big game for us. We need to capitalize on their freshman goalkeeper.

Minnesota is going to be a challenge. Their kids will be working hard to pick up a win. We need to stick to our game plan and it will be a matter of putting together the pieces of the puzzle.

We need to buckle down and make some plays.”

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