Oct. 11, 2005
IOWA CITY – The Setting
The University of Iowa women’s soccer team will host Michigan State and Michigan in its final home weekend of 2005. The Hawkeyes (2-8-4, 0-3-2) face the Spartans (8-3-3, 3-1-0) Friday at 7 p.m. and the Wolverines (6-5-2, 2-3-0) Sunday at 1 p.m. Admission to both matches is free. Fans can follow live stats (gametracker) at www.hawkeyesports.com.
Gophers Edge Hawkeyes
Iowa was defeated by Minnesota last Friday, 1-0. Minnesota scored the lone goal in the 17th minute on a breakaway chance for the win.
The Hawkeyes outshot the Golden Gophers, 10-9, including five shots on target. Senior Whitney Strain and freshman Stephanie Hyink each recorded two shots on net to lead the offense. Freshman goalkeeper Erin MacIsaac had two saves.
Penn State Defeats Iowa
The second-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions scored six goals in the second half to defeat the Hawkeyes, 8-0 last Sunday. Iowa held the potent Penn State offense to just two goals in the first half.
Six different players for Penn State scored, inlcuding Herrmann Trophy candidate Tiffany Weimer, who scored in her 14th-straight match, one shy of the NCAA record.
Scouting Michigan State
No. 28 Michigan State is 8-3-3 overall and 3-1-0 in Big Ten play.
Emma Harris leads the Spartan offense. She has 21 points (10 goals, one assist) and has started every match. Maureen Pawlak and Dana Voorheis each have seven points.
Nicole Galas has started every game in net and has a 0.90 goals-against average with a .835 save percentage.
The Spartans are coached by Tom Saxton. Iowa trails in the all-time series, 2-5-1. Last season, the two teams drew, 1-1 in double overtime in Iowa City.
The Michigan Wolverines are 6-5-2 overall and 2-3-0 in Big Ten play.
Melissa Dobbyn leads the Wolverine offense. She has 22 points (eight goals, six assists) and has started every match. Therese Heaton has 17 points (seven goals, three assists).
Megan Turra has started nine games and has a 1.84 goals-against average with a .734 save percentage. Madison Gates has started four games and has a 1.43 goals-against average with a .600 save percentage.
The Wolverines are coached by Debbie Rademacher. Iowa has never defeated Michigan (0-9-0 all-time). Last season, Michigan defeated Iowa, 4-0 in Iowa City.
Iowa’s game vs. Michigan will serve as Senior Day. Seniors Katelyn Quinn, Whitney Strain and Natalie Lencioni will be honored before the match.
Opponents in the Rankings
Four of Iowa’s opponents are rated in the Soccer Buzz top 30 poll.
Penn State (1st), Purdue (25th), Illinois (26th) and Michigan State (28th) are all ranked.
Minnesota and Oklahoma are listed as receiving votes.
Big Ten Statistics
Five Hawkeyes are ranked in different statistical categories in the Big Ten.
Senior Katelyn Quinn is ranked third in shots (51) and fifth in shots per game (3.64). Freshman Stephanie Hyink is tied for ninth in goals (5).
Sophomore goalkeeper Lindsey Boldt is second in saves per game (5.50) and seventh in saves (44). Freshman goalkeeper Erin MacIsaac is ranked third in saves per game (5.25).
In Big Ten games only, sophomore Melisa Kaetterhenry is tied for ninth in goals (5) while Hyink is tied for eighth in assists (2).
As a team, Iowa leads the Big Ten in total saves (93).
First Time For Everything
Freshman Amanda Bartlett recorded her first minutes as a collegiate goalkeeper against Penn State.
Bartlett was substituted for freshman Erin MacIsaac after she suffered an injury in the 33rd minute. Bartlett, who normally plays defense, recorded five saves.
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.