Sept. 13, 2004
IOWA CITY – This Week
The University of Iowa women’s soccer team opens up the 2004 Big Ten season against Purdue and Indiana. The Hawkeyes play the Boilermakers on Friday in West Lafayette at 4 p.m. Iowa then travels to Bloomington to face the Hoosiers on Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Hawkeyes went 1-1 last weekend with a 1-0 loss to Drake and a 1-1 draw against UW-Green Bay. Drake scored in the seventh minute and the Hawkeyes were unable to find the back of the net. Senior goalkeeper Britta Vogele recorded eight saves on the night. Junior Avery Bang scored against UW-Green Bay off a pass from Lindsey Phillips in the 65th minute to give Iowa their first lead of the season. UW-Green Bay scored the equalizer in the 86th minute. The Hawkeyes played two physical overtime periods, but could not score a goal.
First Goal of the Season
Junior Avery Bang scored her first collegiate goal against UW-Green Bay last weekend. Sophomore Lindsey Phillips also recorded her first assist of the season and sixth of her career against the Phoenix.
Racking in the Saves
Senior goalkeeper Britta Vogele now has 396 career saves. Vogele is the school record holder for saves in a career.
Number One in the Big Ten
Britta Vogele has recorded more saves (32) than anyone in the Big Ten this season. Vogele is averaging eight saves per game.
The Hawkeyes recorded a season high 17 shots against UW-Green Bay, two of which were on goal. Kelsie Full and Avery Bang recorded the shots on goal for the Hawkeyes.
Opponents in the Rankings
Four of Iowa’s opponents are ranked in the NSCAA/adidas top 25. Penn State is ranked 4th, Illinois 14th, Michigan 20th and Ohio State 25th.
The Boilermakers are 4-2-1 on the season. Purdue recorded wins against Cincinnati, New Mexico, Miami and Wright State while falling to West Virgina and Nebraska. Parrissa Eyorokon and Lori Arnold both have two goals on the year. Maureen Carey and Lauren Mason split time in goal, recording a total of 21 saves. The series record between the two teams stands at 2-2-1 with Purdue winning last year in Iowa City, 4-1. The Boilermakers are coached by Robert Klatte.
The Hoosiers are 4-1 this season, with their only loss coming to Ball State. Last Saturday Indiana defeated No. 18 Auburn 1-0. Kim Grodek already has five goals and three assists this season. Robin Barker has recorded three goals for the Hoosiers as well2. Iowa holds a 4-3 advantage in the overall series. Last year, Indiana defeated the Hawkeys 1-0 in Iowa City. The Hoosiers are coached by Mick Lyon.
Freshman recruits aren’t the only new faces in the Iowa soccer program this fall. Josh Green and Jen Plante both enter their first season as Hawkeye assistant coachesGreen joins the program from California, where he was an assistant coach at Pepperdine University. While at Pepperdine, Green coached three all-conference goalkeepers and helped lead the team to a top 25 ranking and three straight NCAA tournament appearances.Plante, a North Carolina native and graduate of Ohio State University, joins the staff from Kenyon College in Ohio where she served as an assistant coach. While at Ohio State, Plante received Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors in 1994 and first team all-Big Ten recognition.
Head Coach Carla Baker
Carla Baker is in her third season as the head coach for the Iowa soccer program.In her inaugural season, Baker led the Hawkeyes to an 11-7-1 record and three of her players were honored with postseason recognition by the Big Ten Conference. In addition to the individual honors, the team was given the NSCAA Team Academic Award.Baker led the Hawkeyes to a 4-12-2 record in 2003 with victories over No. 12 rated BYU, Rutgers and in-state rivals Drake and Northern Iowa. Under Baker, Katelyn Quinn was named to the second all-Big Ten team and third Soccer Buzz Great Lakes Region team.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 United States Soccer Federation youth national teams, U-14 to U-21 age groups.Prior to her move to Dallas in 1999, Baker served as an assistant coach at 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 1995 National Championship and made four straight 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.
Quoting Coach Baker
“We are very excited to get the Big Ten season underway. Our studen-athletes are ready to compete in conference play. We will prepare for Purdue like we have prepared for other teams this season. Purdue is very talented but if we minimize our mistakes and put pressure on our opponents, we will be successful. Indiana will also be very tough. We hope to build off our strengths and take care of business this weekend.”