Hawkeyes To Host Big Ten Competition

Oct. 12, 2004

IOWA CITY – This Week
The University of Iowa women’s soccer team returns home this weekend to face Penn State and Ohio State. Iowa and Penn State will face off Friday at 7 p.m. with the Hawkeyes and Buckeyes scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Iowa Soccer Complex.

Last Week
Iowa traveled to Chicago, IL and lost to Loyola-Chicago 1-0. Loyola scored the winning goal with only 24 seconds left in the game. The Hawkeyes recorded a season high 18 shots. Junior Katelyn Quinn returned to the Hawkeyes from an injury and recorded three shots. Quinn, Iowa’s leading scorer from a year ago, had not seen action since the first weekend of the year.

The Hawkeyes returned to Big Ten action Sunday and lost to Wisconsin 2-0 as the Badgers blasted 21 shots. Sophomores Danielle Oswald and Lindsey Phillips were active on the offensive side, both recording three shots and one shot on goal.

Racking Up the Saves
Senior goalkeeper Britta Vogele now has 454 career saves. Vogele is the school record holder in career saves. Vogele also leads the Big Ten in saves (51) and saves per game (7.29).

Team Leaders
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 all but one half in goal this year and has a goals against average of 1.76 and a save percentage of .811.

Opponents in the Rankings
Iowa opponents that are currently ranked in the NSCAA/adidas top 25 poll include Penn State (#3), Michigan (#15), Ohio State (#19) and Illinois (#23).

Scouting Penn State
The third ranked Nittany Lions are 11-1-1 overall and are at the top of the Big Ten with a 7-0 record. Penn State is the defending Big Ten Conference regular season champions and made it to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA tournament last season.

Penn State is led by National Player of the Year candidate Tiffany Weimer. Weimer has 33 points this year (14 goals, 5 assists) and is an NSCAA first team All-American. Weimer leads the Big Ten in points, goals and game winning goals.

Erin McLeod has played the majority of the season in goal and has a 0.29 goals against average and a save percentage of .880. The Hawkeyes have never beaten Penn State (0-7). Penn State defeated the Hawkeyes last season in State College, PA, 4-0. The Nittany Lions are coached by 2003 Big Ten Coach of the Year, Paula Wilkins.

Scouting Ohio State
The 19th ranked Buckeyes are 8-2-3 overall and 4-0-3 in conference play. Lisa Grubb leads Ohio State in points (16) and goals (7). Lara Dickenmann and Danielle Dietrich both have five assists.

Emily Haynam has played 810:02 minutes in goal and has a 0.67 goals against average with a .829 save percentage. Jen Heaney has played 413:17 minutes and has a .067 goals against average with a save percentage of .829.

The overall series is tied at 3-3-1. Last season, Iowa and Ohio State played to a 1-1 draw in double overtime. The Buckeyes are coached by Lori Walker.

New Faces
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 will 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 all-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
“The student athletes played extremely hard last weekend. We were consistent and we as a coaching staff were very pleased. We put together two complete games and we did things that don’t show up in the win and loss columns. Britta Vogele was unbelievable for us last weekend. She had some highlight reel type saves that came up huge for us.

Penn State and Ohio State are two very tough opponents. Both have very explosive offenses and have players that can score from anywhere on the field. Both teams can put the ball in the back of the net. We need to neutralize their scoring opportunities and continue to build on the positives that we saw last weekend.”