Oct. 13, 2006
Ann Arbor, MI – The University of Iowa team was defeated by Michigan, 2-1 Friday night in Ann Arbor. Iowa managed to net a late goal but could not find the equalizer in the final 12 minutes of play.
Iowa came out firing to start the match when sophomore Kelsey Shaw recorded a shot on goal in the fifth minute, but Michigan goalkeeper Megan Tuura was equal to the task and came up with save. Sophomore Stephanie Hyink blasted another shot on target in the 13th minute but Tuura once again made the save.
Michigan took a 1-0 lead in the 36th minute when Katie Bohard netted an unassisted goal and took the lead into halftime.
Both teams created chances early in the second half, but Michigan was the first to find the back of the net. Katie Miler scored off a through-ball from Katie Dobbyn in the 74th minute to increase the Wolverine lead to 2-0.
The Hawkeyes responded quickly with a goal in the 78th minute to make the score 2-1. After a Michigan foul, junior Melisa Kaetterhenry set up to trigger a set piece. Kaetterhenry sent a ball into the box that found Shaw, who headed the ball into the lower corner of the goal.
Iowa was able to tally one more shot in the final 12 minutes, but the effort sailed over the crossbar.
Shaw recorded three shots while Hyink and Kaetterhenry each had two attempts. Senior goalkeeper Ali Becker finished with three saves.
“I felt like the team played well,” Head Coach Ron Rainey said. “We were the aggressor at times in the second half and attacked pretty well during that stretch. We were able to generate chances and we are still seeing encouraging signs.”
Iowa travels to Michigan State Sunday for its last regular season road game of the 2006 season. Match time is set for 11 a.m.