Iowa Heads To Michigan, Michigan State

Oct. 13, 2003

This Week
This week the Iowa soccer team travels east to Michigan to take on the Wolverines and the Spartans.

Iowa will compete against Michigan on Friday at the Michigan Soccer Field at 4 p.m, then take on the Spartans at Old College Field on Sunday at 11 a.m. Both times are central.

Last Week
Iowa lost to Wisconsin and tied Minnesota last weekend in Big Ten Conference action.

The Badgers scored the game’s first goal about 12 minutes into the contest at the Iowa Soccer Complex.

Iowa responded at the 23:05 mark on a goal by junior Kitty Montgomery. Montgomery scored the unassisted goal on a rocket into the net from 25 yards out to even the score.

After battling for much of the second half, Wisconsin scored the game-winning goal off a corner kick.

Junior goalkeeper Britta Vogele had seven saves in the contest, while the Badgers outshot the Hawkeyes, 14-10.

Minnesota opened up the match’s scoring on Sunday at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

After trailing 1-0 at halftime, Iowa sophomore Katelyn Quinn evened the game up at one after she scored on a free kick from 10 yards out. Freshman Danielle Oswald recorded the assist.

The Hawkeyes took the lead at the 61:56 mark on a goal by freshman Lindsey Phillips.

Minnesota tied the game in the 81st minute to send the game into overtime.

Vogele stopped nine shots in the contest. Iowa had eight corner kicks to Minnesota’s two.

Opponents in the Rankings
In the Soccer Buzz rankings on Oct. 13, five of Iowa’s opponents, Penn State (9), Purdue (16), Illinois (18), Nebraska (20) and Ohio State (21) are ranked in the top-25.

In the NSCAA/Adidas poll, the same five opponents are ranked in the top-25. Penn State (11), Purdue (14), Nebraska (16), Illinois (20) and Ohio State (25) are ranked nationally.

Hawkeye Scoring Leaders
Sophomore forward Katelyn Quinn scored her team-leading seventh goal of the season against Minnesota.

Quinn now has seven goals on 53 shots on the season with one game-winning goal.

For her career, Quinn ranks fourth in shots (116) and game-winning goals (6), tied for fourth in goals (18) and fifth in career points (41).

Freshman Danielle Oswald is second on the team with eight points after recording two assists last weekend at Minnesota. Oswald has scored two goals and recorded four assists for the Hawkeyes this season.

Freshman Lindsey Phillips is second on the team with three goals and third on the team with seven points.

Iowa in Big Ten Statistics
Junior Britta Vogele continues to lead the conference in saves (107) and saves per game (8.23). Vogele also is tied for eighth in shutouts (1).

Sophomore Katelyn Quinn is ranked in the top eight in six offensive categories. Quinn is second in shots per game (4.08), third in shots (53), tied for third in goals (7) and goals per game (.54). Quinn is also tied for seventh in points per game (1.08) and tied for eighth in points (14).

Freshman Danielle Oswald is tied for tenth in the conference with 10 assists. Oswald assisted Quinn and freshman Lindsey Phillips on both Iowa goals against Minnesota.

Montgomery Scores First Career Goal
Junior Kitty Montgomery scored the first goal of her Hawkeye career on Friday against Wisconsin. Montgmery played in 49 games before scoring the goal.

Montgomery scored the unassisted goal from 25 yards out on a rocket into the back of the net.

Montgomery has one goal on 35 shots and seven career assists.

Scouting Michigan
Michigan holds a perfect 7-0 record in the series against the Hawkeyes. Last season, Iowa fell 2-1 to the Wolverines in Ann Arbor.

Michigan enters the contest with a 3-5-6 overall record and a 2-2-4 conference record after tying Indiana and Purdue last weekend.

The Wolverines have struggle offensively this season having scored only 12 goals in 14 games. Junior Kate Morgan is the top goal-scorer for the Wolverines with four. Seniors Stephanie Chavez and Erika Kleinholz are second on the team with two goals and two assists apiece.

Senior Suzie Grech and freshman Megan Tuura have split time in the net for Michigan. Grech has started seven games and has allowed 10 goals, while Tuura has also started seven games and has a .55 goals against average, while stopping 29 shots. The Wolverines are 2-2-5 in games started by Tuura.

Michigan is led by tenth-year Head Coach Debbie Rademacher, who has led the Wolverines to six consecutive NCAA Tournaments.

Scouting Michigan State
Michigan State holds a 3-2-1 advantage in the six games played against the Hawkeyes. Last season, the Spartans shutuout Iowa 4-0 in East Lansing.

Michigan State enters this weekend’s play with a 7-6-0 record, including a 3-5-0 mark in the conference. Last weekend, the Spartans lost a pair of contests to Purdue and Indiana. Michigan State will play Bowling Green on Wednesday.

Offensively, the Spartans rank fourth in the conference in goals (25) and assists (31). Fourteen different players have scored at least one point for the Spartans and eight have scored at least one goal. Senior Tiffany Laskowski leads the team with five goals and five assists, while junior Abby Shepherd is second with four goals and four assists.

In the net for Michigan State is 2002 first team all-Big Ten selection, Stacey Heller. Heller has started every game for the Spartans. She has allowed 15 goals on the season, while stopping 70 shots.

Michigan State is led by Tom Saxton.

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
“Michigan is having a tough season after losing eight of 11 starters from last season. They are trying to find themselves, just like we are.

We’ll prepare well enough where we can win. We will need to go out and execute.

Michigan State is having a great season. They didn’t lose anyone from last season and they added a couple of talented newcomers .

They will be a difficult team, but we will pressure them as much as we can.”

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