Hawkeyes Hit The Road

Sept. 27, 2005

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IOWA CITY – The Setting
The University of Iowa women’s soccer team hits the road this weekend for a pair of matches. The Hawkeyes travel to Cedar Falls, IA Thursday to face the Northern Iowa Panthers at 6 p.m. Iowa returns to Big Ten action Sunday in Columbus, OH against the Ohio State Buckeyes at 11 a.m. (CDT). Fans can access live stats (gametracker) for Sunday’s game against Ohio State at www.hawkeyesports.com.

Two’s Are Wild In Opening Big Ten Weekend
Iowa started the Big Ten season with two 2-2, double overtime draws against Wisconsin and Northwestern. Last weekend marked the first time in Iowa soccer history that the Hawkeyes played consecutive matches against ranked opponents.

Iowa Nearly Knocks Off No. 16 Wisconsin
The Hawkeyes earned their first point in Big Ten play against Wisconsin and produced a season-high 17 shots.

Wisconsin gained an early 1-0 lead in the 20th minute after Kara Kabellis knocked in a free kick. Iowa scored the equalizing goal in the 37th minute when sophomore Melisa Kaetterhenry found the back of the net off a cross from freshman Stephanie Hyink.

After the Badgers regained the lead in the 49th minute, Whitney Strain tied the contest in the 81st minute off assists from freshmen Manon Engelhardt and Hyink.

Senior Katelyn Quinn and Hyink led the Hawkeye offense. Quinn recorded five shots while Hyink had four, three of which were on target. Freshman Erin MacIsaac had a stellar performance in net, recording seven saves.

Comeback Earns Draw
The Hawkeyes fought back from an early 2-0 deficit to earn a 2-2 draw in double-overtime against Northwestern.

The Wildcats wasted no time in taking the lead, scoring in the second and 13th minute. Iowa answered in the 30th minute after senior Katelyn Quinn volleyed in a shot inside the 18-yard box. Sophomore Melisa Kaetterhenry fired the equalizer in the 53rd minute off a free kick from Whitney Strain. Quinn headed the free kick inside the box to Kaetterhenry.

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. Freshman goalkeeper Erin MacIsaac had a career-high 12 saves.

Scouting Northern Iowa
The Northern Iowa Panthers are 1-9-0 overall.

Lindsey Daugherty leads the Panther offense. She has four goals in 10 games played. Shanon Dechant has five points (two goals, one assist).

Krista Thorley has played every minute in goal for the Panthers. She has a 3.24 goals-against average with a .708 save percentage.

The Panthers are coached by Kathy Kakoyianni-Bering. Iowa leads the all-time series, 3-0-0. Last season, Iowa defeated Northern Iowa, 3-1 in Cedar Falls.

Scouting Ohio State
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 3-4-2 overall and 0-2-0 in Big Ten play.

Lisa Collison leads the Buckeye offense. She has 13 points (six goals, one assist). Lara Dickenmann and Danielle Dietrich each have four points.

Staci Sinkway has started five games and has a 1.30 goals-against average. Shannon Neely has started three games and has a 1.33 goals-against average. Courtney Cripps has started one game and has a 0.96 goals-against average.

The Buckeyes are coached by Lori Walker. Ohio State leads the all-time series, 3-4-1. Last season, Ohio State defeated Iowa, 4-1 in Iowa City.

MacIsaac In Net
Freshman goalkeeper Erin MacIsaac has started the last three games in goal for the Hawkeyes and has a 0-1-2 record. MacIsaac has a 1.73 goals-against average with a .812 save percentage.

Opponents in the Rankings
Four Big Ten schools are rated in the Soccer Buzz Top 30 poll.

Penn State (3rd), Michigan (20th), Wisconsin (26th) and Northwestern (28th) are all ranked.

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

Updated NSCAA/adidas rankings are released every Wednesday.

Double Take
Iowa has never won a double-overtime match in its history.

The Hawkeyes are 0-5-10 since 1997 in double-overtime matches, including an 0-0-4 record this season.

Big Ten Statistics
Three Hawkeyes are ranked in various Big Ten statistics.

Senior Katelyn Quinn is second in both shots (46) and shots per game (4.6). Freshman Stephanie Hyink is tied for ninth in assists (3). Sophomore goalkeeper Lindsey Boldt is fourth in saves (43) and first in saves per game (6.14).

As a team, the Hawkeyes lead the Big Ten in saves (71).

Freshman on Fire
Six of Iowa’s 11 goals this season have been scored by freshmen. Stephanie Hyink has three, Kelsey Shaw has two and Manon Engelhardt has one.