Hawkeyes Close Out Regular Season

Oct. 25, 2005

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IOWA CITY – The Setting
The University of Iowa women’s soccer team wraps up the 2005 regular season Friday night at Illinois. The Hawkeyes (3-11-4, 1-6-2) face off against the Fighting Illini (9-5-3, 6-1-1) Friday night at 7 p.m. in Champaign. Fans can access live stats (gametracker) via www.hawkeyesports.com.

First Time For Everything
The Hawkeyes picked up their first double-overtime win in school history with a 3-2 double OT victory against Purdue last Friday. Prior to the match, Iowa held a 0-5-10 all-time record in double-overtime matches.

Iowa Stuns No. 20 Purdue
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 .

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 kick. 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.

Heartbreak Against Indiana
The University of Iowa women’s soccer team was defeated by Indiana, 3-2 in overtime Sunday afternoon. The Hoosiers scored the game-winning goal in the 96th minute to earn three points for the victory.

After Indiana gained the lead in the 31st minute, Iowa responded in the 56th minute when freshman Jackie Kaeding scored her first goal in Black and Gold off an assist from freshman Manon Engelhardt. The Hoosiers struck again in the 68th minute to put Indiana back on top, 2-1.

The Hawkeye offense once again responded quickly, netting the equalizer just a minute and a half after Indiana scored the go-ahead goal. Freshman Kelly Warner was the second Hawkeye to score her first collegiate goal on Sunday, knocking in a corner kick from sophomore Jamie Maltman to send the match into overtime.

Indiana netted the game-winning goal 5:54 seconds into the first overtime period when Molly Beckwith found the back of the net.

Opponents in the Rankings
Four Big Ten schools are rated in the Soccer Buzz Top 30 poll.

Penn State (1st), Purdue (26th), Michigan State (28th) and Illinois (30th) are all ranked.

Scouting Illinois
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 9-5-3 overall and 6-1-1 in Big Ten play.

Jessica Bayne leads the Illini offense with 16 points (six goals, four assists) while Eva Strickland has 14 points (four goals, six assists).

Lindsey Carstens has played 17 games in goal and has a 0.99 goals-against average with a .764 save percentage.

The Fighting Illini are coached by Janet Rayfield. Iowa trails 4-6-0 in the all-time series. Last season, Illinois defeated Iowa, 3-2 in Champaign.

Big Ten Stats
Three Hawkeyes are ranked in various statistical categories in the Big Ten.

Senior Katelyn Quinn is tied for fifth in both shots (60) and shots per game (3.53). Freshman Stephanie Hyink is tied for ninth in goals (6).

Freshman goalkeeper Erin MacIsaac is sixth in saves (67) and second in saves per game (5.58). In addition, MacIsaac is first saves per game in conference matches only (6.11).

As a team, the Hawkeyes rank first in total saves (118).

Start Me Up
Two Hawkeyes have started every match this season.

Freshman Kelsey Shaw and sophomore Sarah Stephenson have started all 18 matches.

Freshman on Fire
Fourteen of Iowa’s 22 goals this season have been scored by freshmen. Stephanie Hyink has six, Kelsey Shaw has four (two-game winning), Manon Engelhardt has two while Jackie Kaeding and Kelly Warner each have one.