Aug. 25, 2007
IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa women’s soccer team hosted the Western Illinois Westerwinds in an exhibition that ended in a scoreless, double-overtime draw at the UI Soccer Complex. A total of 20 Hawkeyes saw the field, including seven freshmen.
Iowa saw scoring chances late in the second half when sophomore Alexandria Seydel hit a shot wide of the goal in the 68th minute. Senior Melisa Kaetterhenry nearly netted a game-winning goal in the 81st minute off a cross from senior Kelsie Full, but the shot sailed over the crossbar.
Freshman Victoria Bachand had two chances in front of goal in overtime, but a shot in the 95th minute went high and a header off a corner kick in the 104th minute nearly missed the top corner.
Iowa’s defense was solid in maintaining a shutout, allowing only four shots on goal in 110 minutes of play. Senior Lindsey Boldt started the match in goal and recorded four saves and two key defensive stops inside the 18-yard box. Freshman Kali Feiereisel entered the match in the 76th minute and kept the shutout intact throughout the overtime periods.
Leading the Hawkeyes offensively was Seydel, who recorded four shots. Kaetterhenry tallied three shots and junior Stephanie Hyink added two shots, both of which were on target.
Iowa opens its season next weekend at the Northern Illinois Tournament. The Hawkeyes will face Navy at 2 p.m. Friday.
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