Sept. 25, 2005
IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa women’s soccer team fought back from an early 2-0 deficit to earn a 2-2, double overtime draw against 25th-ranked Northwestern Sunday. Iowa is now 0-0-2 with two points in Big Ten play.
The Wildcats wasted no time taking the lead, scoring on a free-kick in the third minute. After an Iowa foul, Katie Wright blasted a free-kick from over 30 yards and freshman goalkeeper Erin MacIsaac pushed the ball on to the crossbar. The ball then bounced off the crossbar and into the goal off of MacIsaac’s back.
Northwestern added its second goal in the 13th minute when Jeanette Lorme fired a rebound shot into the netting off the outstretched hands of MacIsaac.
Iowa answered in the 30th minute after senior Katelyn Quinn volleyed in a shot inside the 18-yard box. Freshman Kelsey Shaw settled the ball with a header into the box and Quinn fired the ball through traffic into the net.
The Hawkeyes netted the equalizer in the 53rd minute off of a free kick. Senior Whitney Strain fired the kick into the box and Quinn flicked a header directly to sophomore Melisa Kaetterhenry, who beat the Wildcat goalkeeper to tie the match.
Iowa had a few chances to win the match but the Northwestern defense kept the game at 2-2. In the 76th minute, freshman Stephanie Hyink received a pass over the top of the Wildcat defense and had a one-on-one with the goalkeeper. Whitney Jones, the Wildcat keeper, attempted to clear the ball before Hyink could chip it into the box, but Jones was called for a hand ball outside the box and received a yellow card. Strain took the ensuing free kick, but the ball was cleared.
In the 81st minute, freshman Manon Engelhardt received a pass and blasted a shot on net, but Jones made a diving save. The ball bounced back to Engelhardt who ripped another shot, but Jones made another diving stop.
Quinn nearly netted the game-winner twice, once in the 90th minute from 20-yards out and again in the 102nd minute, but both were saved by Jones.
Iowa’s defense held strong after the equalizing goal, including MacIsaac who recorded eight of her career-high 12 saves after the Hawkeyes tied the match.
Quinn once again led the Hawkeye charge, recording one goal and one assist with six shots on target. Kaetterhenry had one goal on two shots while Strain had one assist.
The Hawkeyes travel to Cedar Falls, IA Thursday to face the Northern Iowa Panthers. Match time is set for 6 p.m.