Oct. 4, 2005
IOWA CITY – The Setting
The University of Iowa women’s soccer team finishes its four-match road trip this weekend with matches against Minnesota and Penn State. The Hawkeyes will take on the Golden Gophers Friday at 7 p.m. in Minneapolis, MN and the Nittany Lions Sunday at 11 a.m. in University Park, PA. Both matches are listed as central time.
Iowa Dominates Northern Iowa
The Hawkeyes downed Northern Iowa, 5-2 last Thursday in Cedar Falls. Iowa recorded 19 shots and outscored the Panthers, 3-0 in the second half to secure the win.
The match started off fast, with four goals scored in the first 16 minutes. Sophomore Jamie Maltman gave Iowa an early 1-0 lead in the fifth minute off a cross from sophomore Melisa Kaetterhenry.
After Northern Iowa tied the match in the eighth minute and took the lead in the 11th minute, the Hawkeyes responded with an equalizer in the 16th minute. Kaetterhenry settled a goalkeeper clearance at midfield and after creating some space, blasted a shot from outside the 18-yard box. The shot bent around the outstretched hands of the Panther goalkeeper and the score remained 2-2 at halftime.
Sophomore Sarah Stephenson along with Kaetterhenry, Hyink and Maltman led the offense. Hyink had two goals while Kaetterhenry and Maltman had one goal and one assist. Stephenson had a great defensive match and added two assists.
Hawkeyes Fall to Ohio State
Iowa suffered its first loss in Big Ten play this season against Ohio State, 3-0 on Sunday. After a scoreless first half, the Buckeyes scored three goals in the first 13 minutes of the second half for the win.
The Hawkeye defense was solid in the first half, allowing no goals on 12 shots. Iowa’s offense was only able to produce two shots in the half and three for the match.
Senior Katelyn Quinn had two shots, one of which was on goal. Sophomore Megan Love had the other shot on target for the Hawkeyes.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 6-4-2 overall and 3-1-0 in Big Ten play.
Lindsey Schwartz leads the Golden Gopher offense with 13 points (four goals, five assists). Becky Dellaria has seven points (one goal, seven assists).
Molly Schneider has played every minute between the posts and has a 0.94 goals-against average with a .859 save percentage.
The Golden Gophers are coached by Mikki Denney Wright. Iowa trails in the all-time series, 2-6-0. Last season, Minnesota defeated Iowa, 1-0 in Iowa City.
Scouting Penn State
The second-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions are undefeated (12-0-0, 4-0-0).
Hermann Trophy candidate Tiffany Weimer leads the Nittany Lion offense with 38 points (18 goals, two assists) and has scored in 12 straight matches, three shy of the NCAA record held by Brandi Chastain.
Erin McLeod has started every game for the Nittany Lions and has a 0.83 goals-against average with a .787 save percentage.
The Nittany Lions are coached by Paula Wilkins. The Hawkeyes have never defeated Penn State (0-8-0 all time). Last season, the Nittany Lions defeated Iowa, 8-0 in Iowa City.
Opponents in the Rankings
Four Big Ten schools are rated in the Soccer Buzz top 30 poll.
Penn State (3rd), Illinois (17th) and Purdue (28th) are all ranked. Michigan is listed as receiving votes.
Updated NSCAA/adidas rankings are released every Wednesday.
Big Ten Statistics
Six Hawkeyes are ranked in various Big Ten statistics.
Senior Katelyn Quinn is third in shots (48) and fourth in shots per game (4.0). Sophomore Stephanie Hyink is tied for sixth in points (13), tied for ninth in points per game (1.08) and tied for seventh in goals (5). Sophomore Sarah Stephenson is tied for sixth in assists (4) and tied for seventh in assists per game (0.33). Freshman goalkeeper Erin MacIsaac is first in saves per game (6.33) and eighth in saves (38). Sophomore goalkeeper Lindsey Boldt is third in saves per game (5.50) and seventh in saves (5.50).
In Big Ten matches, sophomore Melisa Kaetterhenry is sixth in goals (2) and goals per game (0.67).
As a team, the Hawkeyes lead the Big Ten in saves (84) and are third in both assists (18) and assists per game (1.5).
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.