Oct. 21, 2005
The University of Iowa women’s soccer team upset 20th ranked Purdue Friday afternoon, 2-1 in double overtime. The win was Iowa’s first Big Ten road win since 2002 and the first double-overtime victory in school history.
Purdue struck first in the 25th minute when Jill Sarbaugh scored to put the Boilermakers on top, 1-0. Iowa responded with just over eight minutes left in the first half when freshman Manon Engelhardt scored off a cross from freshman Jackie Kaeding. Kaeding received an excellent pass from sophomore Ashley Schlueter and sent the ball into the box, where Engelhardt redirected the pass into the back of the net.
The Hawkeyes netted the game-winning goal in the 108th minute. Kaeding received a pass and sprinted towards the end line, where she was tackled before she could make an attempt on target. Head referee Tim Deters pointed to the spot, signaling a penalty pick. Freshman Kelsey Shaw stepped to the spot and calmly drilled the ball past Purdue goalkeeper Lauren Mason to help the Hawkeyes record their first Big Ten victory this season. The goal was Shaw’s second game-winning goal this year.
The Iowa defense was strong throughout the entire match, including freshman goalkeeper Erin MacIsaac who recorded a career-high 12 saves. The Iowa back line did a great job of stopping the Boilermakers, who outshot Iowa 34-12 and gained nine corners.
Coming into Friday’s match, Iowa had an all-time double-overtime record of 0-5-10. The last road Big Ten win for the Hawkeyes came on October 11, 2002 with a 3-1 victory at Ohio State.
The Hawkeyes return to action Sunday against Indiana. Match time in Bloomington is set for 12 p.m.