Oct. 19, 2005
IOWA CITY – The Setting
The University of Iowa women’s soccer team travels to Indiana this weekend to face Purdue and Indiana. The Hawkeyes (2-10-4, 0-5-2) face the Boilermakers (10-5-0, 6-1-0) Friday at 3 p.m. and the Hoosiers (6-8-1, 2-5-0) Sunday at 12 p.m. Fans can access live stats (gametracker) at www.hawkeyesports.com.
The Hawkeyes were defeated by Michigan and Michigan State last weekend by the same score, 4-1. Both Michigan and Michigan State scored two goals in each period. Iowa added a goal in the first half against Michigan State and in the second half against Michigan.
Close the Gates
Iowa finished the home portion of the 2005 schedule last weekend. The Hawkeyes finished with an 0-5-3 record at the Iowa Soccer Complex.
No. 28 Michigan State Downs Hawkeyes
Michigan State scored two goals in the second half to defeat Iowa, 4-1 last Friday. Both offenses were effecient in the first half as both teams scored on their first shots of the game.
Michigan State took an early 1-0 lead in the second minute, but the Hawkeyes responded in the seventh minute when Kelsey Shaw headed in a cross from Jamie Maltman.
The Spartans broke the tie in the 17th minute to take the lead for good. Shaw led the Hawkeye offense, netting one goal on four shots. Goalkeeper Erin MacIsaac had three saves.
Michigan Defeats Iowa
The Hawkeyes could not capitalize on first half opportunites against Michigan, falling 4-1 Sunday afternoon.
After Michigan took a 1-0 lead in the 13th minute, Iowa nearly tied the match twice. Senior Katelyn Quinn received a cross from senior Natalie Lencioni and flicked a shot on target. Michigan goalkeeper Megan Turra made a diving stop to force the ball out of the box.
The Hawkeyes had another opportunity in the 21st minute. Freshman Stephanie Hyink flicked a header inside the box to Quinn, who blasted a shot that was partially saved by Turra. The ball then hit the post and nearly crossed the goal line, but the Michigan defense cleared the ball before it could roll into the back of the net.
The No. 24 Purdue Boilermakers are 10-5-0 overall and 6-1-0 in Big Ten play.
Jessica Okoroafo leads the Boilermaker offense with 19 points (nine goals, one assist). Lauren Sesselmann has 18 points (seven goals, four assists), while Jill Sarbaugh has 12 points (four goals, four assists).
Lauren Mason has played every minute in net for Purdue and has a 1.12 goals-against average with a .779 save percentage.
The Boilermakers are coached by Rob Klatte. Iowa trails 2-3-1 in the all-time series. Last season, Purdue defeated Iowa, 1-0 in West Lafayette.
The Indiana Hoosieres are 6-8-1 overall and 2-5-0 in Big Ten play.
Kristen Zmijewski leads the Hoosier offense with 12 points (five goals, two assists.) Kristin Radcliffe and Molly Kruger each have seven points.
Lauren Fabbro and Stacey Van Boxmeer split time between the posts. Van Boxmeer has started nine games with a 1.92 goals-against average. Fabbro has started six games with a 1.06 goals-against average.
The Hoosiers are coached by Mick Lyon. The all time series is even at 4-4-0. Last season, Indiana defeated Iowa, 1-0 in Bloomington.
Opponents in the Rankings
Four Big Ten schools are rated in the Soccer Buzz Top 30 poll.
Penn State (1st), Purdue (24th), Illinois (27th) and Michigan State (28th) are all ranked.
Big Ten Stats
Four Hawkeyes are ranked in various statistical categories in the Big Ten.
Senior Katelyn Quinn is ranked fifth in shots (57) and shots per game (3.56). Freshman Stephanie Hyink is tied for eighth in both points (15) and goals (6) and is ninth in goals per game (0.38).
Sophomore goalkeeper Lindsey Boldt is second in saves per game (44). Freshman goalkeeper Erin MacIsaac is fourth in saves per game (5.0) and ninth in saves (50).
As a team, Iowa ranks first in the Big Ten in total saves (101).
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.