Hawkeyes Host Missouri

Sept. 9, 2005

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IOWA CITY, IA – The Setting
The University of Iowa Hawkeyes (1-3-1) will host the Missouri Tigers (3-1-1) Sunday at the Iowa Soccer Complex. Match time is set for 1 p.m. Fans can access live stats (Gametracker) at www.hawkeyesports.com. Admission is free.

Comeback Falls Short Against Iowa State
The Hawkeyes were defeated by Iowa State, 2-1 on Wednesday at the Iowa Soccer Complex. The Cyclones won the first event in the 2006 Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series and gained an early 2-0 advantage in the Series.

Iowa State jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the eighth minute, but the Hawkeyes nearly netted the equalizer in the 10th. Senior Katelyn Quinn received a ball from sophomore Jamie Maltman inside the 18-yard box, but the Cyclone defense cleared the ball before Quinn could make a play.

The Cyclones scored their second goal in the 20th minute after Renee de St. Aubin knocked in a loose ball that deflected off the fingertips of sophomore goalkeeper Lindsey Boldt.

The Hawkeyes answered in the 37th minute when freshman Stephanie Hyink used a nice move to create some space and then sent a cross to freshman Manon Engelhardt, who blasted the ball in the back of the net.

Iowa saw a few scoring chances late in the second half, including another great run by Quinn to the top of the box, but Iowa State goalkeeper Joanna Haig and the Cyclone defense kept the Hawkeyes in check.

Quinn led the Hawkeye offense, registering five shots. Boldt recorded six saves.

Scouting Missouri
The Missouri Tigers are 3-1-1 overall.

Aria Hudetz leads the Tiger offense. She has nine points (four goals, one assist) in five games played. Jennifer Nobis has five points (one goal, three assists). Three other Tigers have four points.

Laura Buehrig has started every game between the posts for Missouri. She has allowed three goals and has a goals against average of 0.64. Buehrig has 24 saves this season.

Missouri defeated Arkansas State, 7-0 on Thursday. The Tigers tied a single-game record with nine assists.

The Tigers are coached by Bryan Blitz. Iowa trails the all-time series, 0-3-0.

Last Meeting
Missouri defeated Iowa, 1-0 last season at the Nike Tiger Invitational in Columbia, MO.

Jennifer Nobis scored a goal in her fourth consecutive game in the 87th minute to register the only goal of the contest.

The Hawkeyes had a tough match offensively and were outshot 29-3.

Big Ten Statistics
Senior Katelyn Quinn ranks second in shots per game (5.0) and third in total shots (20) in the Big Ten. Freshman Stephanie Hyink is tied for sixth in goals (2) and ninth in goals per game (0.5). Sophomore Sarah Stephenson is tied for second in assists (2) and assists per game (0.5).

Sophomore goalkeeper Lindsey Boldt is tied for second in saves (25) and third in saves per game (6.25).

Freshmen on Fire
Four of Iowa’s five goals this season have been scored by freshmen. Stephanie Hyink has scored two, while Kelsey Shaw and Manon Engelhardt have one.

Boldt Solid in Goal
Sophomore goalkeeper Lindsey Boldt already has recorded 31 saves in 473:31 minutes of play. She has a 1.52 goals-against average and a .795 save percentage.

Opponents in the Rankings
Four Big Ten schools are ranked in the Soccer Buzz poll. Penn State (5th), Wisconsin (11th), Michigan (20) and Ohio State (23rd) are all ranked.

The Big Ten has the second-most teams in the top 30 with five. The ACC has the most teams ranked with sixth.

Big XII Flavor at Home
All of Iowa’s non-Big Ten matches at the Iowa Soccer Complex are against Big XII opponents. Iowa hosts Oklahoma State and Oklahoma as a part of the Big Ten/Big XII challenge along with hosting Iowa State and Missouri.

Quoting Coach Baker
“We are looking forward to facing another tough Big XII opponent. Missouri is a solid team that presents many challenges for us. It will be an exciting match and we will have to battle for the entire 90 minutes.”