Aug. 26, 2005
Colorado Springs, CO – The University of Iowa women’s soccer team suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Colorado College Tigers, 1-0 Friday night. Colorado College netted the game-winning goal in the 90th minute for the win.
After a mild start, the Hawkeyes came out firing in the 10th minute when senior Katelyn Quinn blasted a shot but Colorado College freshman goalkeeper Geneva Sills was equal to the task and made the save. Senior Whitney Strain ripped another shot on goal in the 13th minute but Sills once again made the save.
Quinn came out in the second half firing once again, blasting a shot just 25 seconds into the half but yet another save by Sills kept the match scoreless. After a misplayed ball in midfield, Colorado College’s Amara Wilson had a breakaway chance in the 80th mintue but a beautiful save by Iowa goalkeeper Lindsey Boldt kept the Hawkeyes alive.
Iowa threatened in the final 10 minutes of the contest, but could not find the back of the net. The Hawkeyes collected five shots in the final 10 minutes, two of which rang off the crossbar and post. Wilson found the back of the net for the Tigers with just 38 seconds left on the clock for the victory.
Boldt kept the Hawkeyes in the match, recording all four of her saves in the second half.
“I’m really proud of the way our student-athletes battled,” coach Baker said. “To lose an opener in that fashion is hard, but our kids never quit and fought all night. We are really happy with what our athletes showed us tonight.”
The Hawkeyes return to action Sunday when they face the Air Force Academy Falcons. Match time is set for 1 p.m.