Oct. 20, 2006
IOWA CITY – Junior Claire Goldenberg netted her first-career goal in heroic fashion Friday night at the Iowa Soccer Complex as the Hawkeyes upset No. 21 Indiana, 1-0 in double-overtime. The win gives Iowa its first three points in Big Ten play and Head Coach Ron Rainey his first Big Ten win at Iowa.
Goldenberg’s goal was set up by a corner in the 105th minute of the match. Sophomore Stephanie Hyink attempted a shot that deflected off an Indiana defender and out of bounds for the corner. Sophomore Kelly Warner took a left-footed corner that bent into the box, where Kelsey Shaw flicked a header to the back post. Goldenberg then calmly headed the ball past Indiana goalkeeper Stacey Van Boxmeer and into the back of the net for the thrilling victory. The goal was Iowa’s first goal off a corner this season.
The match began up-tempo and stayed that pace the entire 105 minutes. Indiana tested Iowa goalkeeper Ali Becker early with two long-range blasts in the first half, but Becker made two tremendous saves to keep the match scoreless.
Becker was tested again with just 10 seconds left in the first half. Indiana received a free kick to the left of the 18-yard box with just under 30 seconds remaining in the half. The free kick landed inside the six-yard box where Indiana’s Katy Stewart chipped a shot on target. Becker lunged to the corner of goal and made the save as the first half expired to preserve the shutout.
Iowa had a unique chance the 60th minute that nearly turned into a goal. An Indiana defender was called for trapping the ball inside the box and an indirect free kick was awarded to Iowa near the goal line inside the 18-yard box. Junior Melisa Kaetterhenry squared the ball on the ground to Hyink who ripped a shot across goal, but a diving Van Boxmeer made the save to keep Iowa off the scoreboard. Neither team could find the go-ahead goal so the match headed to extra time.
Kaetterhenry was inches away from giving Iowa the win just 53 seconds into the first overtime. Kaetterhenry took the ball down the right wing and belted a shot from 30 yards out that came within inches of the top corner of goal, but sailed over the frame and out of bounds. The next shot on goal in the match was Goldenberg’s game-winner in the second overtime period.
Becker ended with five terrific saves to notch her third shutout of the season.
“I’m really happy about the quality of goal that was scored to win the match,” Rainey said. “We did a nice job of setting that play up and the end result is perfect. This is a great win for our team and the program. Hopefully this win makes our team greedy for more wins, not only this season but in the future as well.”
Iowa looks to continue its upset streak against No. 17 Purdue Sunday at 1 p.m. inside the Iowa Soccer Complex.
Iowa 1, #21 Indiana 0 (2OT)
IA 1-0 Claire Goldenberg (Header off corner, assist by Shaw and corner by Warner) 105th minute