Sept. 18, 2005
Cape Girardeau, MO – The University of Iowa women’s soccer team suffered a heartbreaking loss at the hands of Southeast Missouri State on Sunday, 2-1. The Redhawks scored the game-winning goal in the 89th minute on a penalty kick that was awarded after an Iowa hand ball inside the 18-yard box.
After a scoreless first half, Southeast Missouri State took the lead in the 47th minute when Nicole Bussman found the back of the net. The Hawkeyes netted the equalizer in the 71st minute after freshman Kelsey Shaw scored her second goal of the season off a corner kick from sophomore Katie Mulvahill.
Southeast Missouri State created a chance in the 89th minute and blasted a shot on net, but freshman Katie Smeltzer was given a red card after she committed a hand ball on the goal line. Lisa Schweppe stepped to the spot and drilled home the ensuing penalty kick past freshman goalkeeper Erin MacIsaac for the win.
The match was a defensive battle with a total of 12 shots and 27 fouls on the day, including three Iowa bookings. Shaw and freshman Stephanie Hyink led the Hawkeye offense, both recording two shots on goal. MacIsaac, who started in goal for the first time as a Hawkeye, registered five saves.
Iowa opens up Big Ten conference play next Friday when they host Wisconsin. Match time is set for 7 p.m.