Oct. 5, 2004
IOWA CITY –
The University of Iowa women’s soccer team will take a break from Big Ten action on Friday when they travel to Chicago, IL to face the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers at 7 p.m. The Hawkeyes return to conference action Sunday against the Wisconsin Badgers in Madison, WI. Match time is set for 3:30 p.m.
Iowa faced tough Big Ten action on the road last weekend, falling to Northwestern (6-0) and Illinois (3-2).
Danielle Oswald and Ashley Schlueter recorded Iowa’s only shots on goal in the defeat against Northwestern. The Hawkeyes were outshot 14-3.
Iowa bounced back and fought hard against the nationally ranked Illini. Sophomore Lindsey Phillips scored her second goal of the year in the 28th minute to tie the game. In just her second game as a Hawkeye, freshman Ashley Schlueter found the back of the net to bring the score to 3-2. Danielle Oswald recorded assists on both goals for the Hawkeyes.
Racking Up the Saves
Senior goalkeeper Britta Vogele now has 438 career saves. Vogele is the school record holder in career saves. Vogele also leads the Big Ten in saves (42) and saves per game (7).
Sophomore Lindsey Phillips leads the team with two goals scored this season. Avery Bang, Ashley Schlueter and Kitty Montgomery have scored one goal for Iowa.
Danielle Oswald leads the team in assists with two so far this season. Jamie Maltman, Lindsey Phillips and Whitney Strain each have one. Britta Vogele has played 895 of 940 minutes in goal this season and has a goals against avearge of 1.81 with a save percentage of .804.
First Time in Net
Freshman Lindsey Boldt saw her first action as a Hawkeye last weekend against Northwestern. Boldt, a Wauwatosa, WI native, entered the game at the start of the second half for the Hawkeyes.
Opponents in the Rankings
Four of Iowa’s opponents are ranked in the Soccer Buzz National Top 30. Penn State is ranked fifth, Illinois 15th, Michigan 22nd and Wisconsin 30th.
The Ramblers are 4-4-2 overall and have a 1-1 record in Horizon League play. Loyola-Chicago is the defending Horizon League Champion and made its first ever trip to the NCAA Tournament last season.
Last week, Loyola-Chicago fell to Butler and tied with Eastern Illinois. Stephanie Pauli leads the team with five goals scored this season. Katie Heidenreich has five assists for the Ramblers. Emily Peick has played the majority of time in net for Loyola-Chicago and has a 1.21 goals against average with a .800 save percentage. This is the first meeting between the two teams. Loyola-Chicago is coached by Brenden Eitz.
The Badgers are 8-3-1 overall and 2-3-1 in Big Ten conference play. Last week, the Badgers defeated Purdue and Indiana.
Amy Vermeulen has 24 points this season for Wisconsin (10 goals, four assists). Katy Lindenmuth leads the team with six assists. Lynn Murray has started 11 of 12 games for the Badgers in net and has a 1.43 goals against average and a .781 save percentage.
Wisconsin holds a 4-2-1 record in the overall series. Last season, the Hawkeyes defeated the Badgers (2-1) in Iowa City. The Badgers are coached by Dean Duerst.
Freshman recruits aren’t the only new faces in the Iowa soccer program this fall. Josh Green and Jen Plante are both in their first season as Hawkeye assistant coaches.
Green 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.
The Cy-Hawk Series
Next up in the first season of the Cy-Hawk series is the women’s soccer matchup in Ames on October 31.
The Cy-Hawk series is a year-long contest between Iowa and Iowa State with points awarded for victories in head-to-head matchups betweent the two schools. The winner of the series wil receive a trophy.
The Hawkeyes currently lead the series 3-0 after the Iowa football team defeated the Cyclones 17-10 in Iowa City. The winner of the women’s soccer matchup gets two points.
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 won Big Ten honors. 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.
Quoting Coach Baker
“We played really well against a tough Illinois team. We made their chances difficult to come by. I think we had another weekend in which we made strides as a team.
Both Loyola-Chicago and Wisconsin are difficult opponents. Loyola-Chicago will be excited to play a Big Ten opponent and we are excited to play a high quality team like the Ramblers. Wisconsin will be yet another tough Big Ten game and playing in Madison will make it an even bigger challenge. If we play as team and do the things we do well, we will be competitive this weekend.”