Iowa To Host Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Oct. 20, 2003

This Week
The Iowa soccer team will host University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Friday at the Iowa Soccer Complex. The game will be played under the lights beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Last Week
The Hawkeyes were shutout twice last weekend at Michigan and Michigan State.

On Friday, the Wolverines defeated Iowa, 1-0, after scoring an early goal in the game’s 19th minute.

The Hawkeyes proceeded to play 70 minutes of shutout ball, but managed just 10 shots on goal. Junior goalkeeper Britta Vogele stopped eight shots in the contest.

Against Michigan State, Iowa was shutout 4-0. The Spartans scored two goals in the first half and added two additional goals in the second half.

Iowa out shot the Spartans, 17-13 in the contest. Eight Hawkeyes attempted at least one shot with sophomore Katelyn Quinn and freshman Danielle Oswald leading the way with four apiece.

Vogele stopped six shots in the game.

Opponents in the Rankings
In the Soccer Buzz rankings on Oct. 20, four of Iowa’s opponents, Penn State (5), Illinois (15), Ohio State (16) Purdue (21) are ranked in the top-25. Nebraska and Rutgers, which Iowa defeated 2-1 at the Kentucky Invitational, are receiving votes.

Number of the Week – Zero
The Hawkeyes concluded the Big Ten portion of their schedule with two road losses to Michigan and Michigan State last weekend.

Iowa finished in last place in the Big Ten with an 0-8-2 record. It is the first time in the seven year history of the Iowa soccer program that the team failed to win a conference game. The 1998 season was Iowa’s previous worst finish after it finished with a 1-7-1 record.

Leading The Hawkeyes
Sophomore forward Katelyn Quinn leads the team with seven goals.

Quinn has scored the seven goals on 62 shots and has one game-winning goal.

For her career, Quinn ranks third in shots (125) and is tied for fourth in goals (18) and game-winning goals (6) and fifth in career points (41).

Freshman Danielle Oswald is second on the team with eight points. 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
In the conference games only, sophomore Katelyn Quinn is ranked second in both shots (40) and shots per game (4.44). Quinn also is tied for ninth in goals (3) and tied for 10th in goals per game (.33).

Freshman Danielle Oswald is tied for second in the conference in assists (3) and is ninth in assists per game (.30). Junior Britta Vogele leads the conference in saves (71) and saves per game (7.10).

In all games, Vogele also leads the conference in saves (127) and saves per game (8.07). Quinn is second in shots (62) and tied for second in shots per game (4.13). She is tied for fifth in goals (7) and goals per game (.47), while being tied for 10th in points (14) and points per game (.93).

Scouting Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Wisconsin-Milwaukee holds a 2-1 advantage over the Hawkeyes in three meetings. The last meeting in 2001, Iowa defeated the Panthers, 1-0, in the first game of the season.

Wisconsin-Milwaukee enters the contest with a 6-7-1 overall record and a 4-1-0 mark in the Horizon League.

The Panthers have scored 14 goals this season. Eight different players have scored at least one goal this season. Ginny Graczyk leads the team with nine points with two goals and five assists. Taylor Powell leads the team with three goals.

Two goalkeepers, Kerri St. Aubin and Molly Schneider, have split time in the net. St. Aubin has started 10 games, while allowing nine goals and stopping 45 shots. Schneider has played in 11 games, allowing 10 goals and stopping 17 shots.

Wisconsin-Milwaukee is led by sixth-year Head Coach Michael Moynihan.

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.

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