Sept. 29, 2005
Cedar Falls, IA – The University of Iowa women’s soccer team downed the Northern Iowa Panthers, 5-2 Thursday night at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex. The Hawkeyes dominated the match, recording 19 shots and outscored the Panthers, 3-0 in the second half.
Iowa wasted no time in registering a goal, scoring in the fifth minute. Sophomore Melisa Kaetterhenry sent in a low cross to sophomore Jamie Maltman, who found the back of the net to gain an early, 1-0 lead. Northern Iowa tied the match in the eighth minute when Holly Winter scored after sophomore goalkeeper Erin MacIsaac pushed a cross onto the crossbar. The ball bounced off the bar right to the feet of Winter, who chipped in the goal.
The Panthers notched their second goal in the 11th minute off a corner kick. Amy Seubert sent in the corner and the ball slipped out of MacIsaac’s hands directly to the head of Aimee Rasmusson, who scored to put Northern Iowa up, 2-1.
The Hawkeyes countered with their second goal in the 16th minute. After a MacIsaac clearance, Kaetterhenry settled the ball just over midfield, made a nice move to clear some space and blasted a shot from about 20 yards out. The ball bent past the outstretched hands of the Northern Iowa goalkeeper to tie the contest at 2-2.
Iowa regained the lead in the 51st minute off a counter attack. Sophomore Sarah Stephenson won a ball deep in the Iowa zone and played a nice ball through to Maltman, who sent the ball across the box to freshman Stephanie Hyink. Hyink made a move to get past one Panther defender and blasted a low ball into the center of the net.
Sophomore Ashley Schlueter added Iowa’s fourth goal in the 61st minute on a one-on-one opportunity with the Panther goalkeeper off a nice assist from Stephenson. Schlueter caught the goalkeeper off her line and chipped the ball into the upper corner of the net for a 4-2 Hawkeye lead.
Sophomores Abby Gierke and Kelsie Full along with Hyink teamed up for the last goal in the 85th minute. Full sent a ball across midfield to Gierke, who ran down the right side and sent in a high cross to Hyink, who scored her second goal of the match.
After Northern Iowa’s quick start the Hawkeye defense stayed solid, allowing 10 shots and gave the offense many counter attack opportunities.
Hyink, Kaetterhenry, Maltman and Stephenson led the offense. Hyink had two goals on three shots while Kaetterhenry and Maltman had one goal and one assist. Stephenson had a great defensive match and added two assists.
Iowa returns to Big Ten action Sunday against Ohio State at 11 a.m. in Columbus, OH.