Hawkeyes Set To Face Loyola And Eastern Michigan

Sept. 5, 2006

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IOWA CITY – The Setting
The University of Iowa women’s soccer team travels to Chicago Friday to face the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers. Match time is set for 6 p.m. at the Loyola Soccer Park.

The Hawkeyes return to the Iowa Soccer Complex Sunday for their home opener against the Eastern Michigan Eagles at 1 p.m.

Fans can access livestats (Gametracker) for the Eastern Michigan match via hawkeyesports.com. Just click the Gametracker link found either on the front page or the soccer schedule page.

Hawkeyes Fall to Nebraska
Iowa was defeated by Nebraska, 1-0 Sunday at the Nebraska Soccer Stadium. The Cornhuskers netted the game-winning goal in the 62nd minute.

Aysha Jamani took a cross from Brittany Timko and got by substitute goalkeeper Lindsey Boldt for the only goal of the contest. The Hawkeyes were outshot by Nebraska, 17-8.

Junior Melisa Kaetterhenry once again led the offensive charge with three shots. Freshman Alexadnria Seydel tallied two shots while three other Hawkeyes each had one shot.

Boldt, along with senior Ali Becker, each pushed away three shots.

Scouting Loyola-Chicago
The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are 3-1-0 overall.

Cynthia Morote-Ariza has three goals off 11 shots and one assist to lead the Rambler offense. Three other Ramblers have one goal this season.

Emily Peick has started and played every game between the posts and has 20 saves with a 0.92 goals against average. She has allowed four goals and has an .833 save percentage.

The Ramblers are coached by Frank Mateus. Iowa trails the all-time series, 0-1-0.

Scouting Eastern Michigan
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 0-1-1 overall.

Eastern Michigan is still looking for its first goal of the 2006 season. Maggie Christensen leads the team with seven shots while Ashley Rodrigues has five shots.

Monique Budani has started both games in goal and has allowed one goal on 13 shots. She has a .929 save percentage and a 0.45 goals against average.

The Eagles are coached by Scott Hall. This is the first meeting between the two teams.

Eastern Michigan hosts Detroit and travels to Eastern Illinois before facing the Hawkeyes.

Sophomore Up Front
Sophomore Stephanie Hyink leads the Hawkeye offense with seven shots, two of which were on goal.

As a freshman, Hyink recorded 17 out of 25 shots on target and led the team with six goals.

Boldt Sees Time
Junior Lindsey Boldt saw her first time in goal this season against Nebraska. Boldt entered the game in the 60th minute as a substitute for Ali Becker, who left the match with an injury. Boldt allowed one goal and tallied three saves.

Boldt played in eight matches with seven starts in 2005 before suffering a season-ending injury.

Freshmen See Time
Three freshmen have seen the pitch for the Hawkeyes this season.

Kathleen Smokowski and Alexandria Seydel have started all three games. Smokowski has four shots while Seydel has three.

Kelsey McCarron has played in all three games and has one shot.

The Hawkeyes in Home Openers
Iowa is 5-2-2 overall and 1-1-2 at the Iowa Soccer Complex in home openers.

Last season, Iowa opened the season with a 1-1, double-overtime draw against Oklahoma State.

At the Iowa Soccer Complex
The Hawkeyes hold a 10-19-6 all-time record at the Iowa Soccer Complex, which opened during the 2002 season.