Hawkeyes To Compete In Three Matches This Week

Sept. 17, 2007

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This Week
The University of Iowa soccer team will close its four-game homestand when it hosts Northern Iowa Tuesday. The Hawkeyes then go on the road this weekend, as they will face Creighton on Friday and South Dakota State Sunday.

Scouting Northern Iowa
Northern Iowa (2-3-1) comes into Iowa City with victories over IUPUI and UW-Green Bay.

The Panthers are led offensively by freshman Chelsie Hochstedler, who has scored five goals this season. They are coached by Kathy Kakoyianni-Bering, who is in her fourth season.

The Hawkeyes hold an all-time record of 4-0-0 vs. the Panthers.

Scouting Creighton
Creighton (4-2-0) has victories over South Dakota, South Dakota State, Stephen F. Austin and Northern Colorado.

Junior Marcy Gans has scored four of the Jays’ 10 goals. Goalkeeper Kristen Casey has allowed seven goals. Creighton is coached by Bruce Erickson, who is in his eighth season.

The Hawkeyes hold an all-time record of 3-1-0 vs. the Jays.

Scouting South Dakota State
South Dakota State (2-1-0) holds wins over Mary (N.D.) and Oakland.

Junior Kellyn Farrell leads the Jackrabbits on offense with one goal and three assists. SDSU has allowed just one goal. South Dakota State is coached by Lang Wedemeyer, who is in his seventh year.

This will be the first meeting between the two schools.

Last Week
In its only match of the week, Iowa got its first win of the season, downing Drake University 1-0 last Friday.

Junior Kelsey Shaw put a header in the goal off an Alexandria Seydel corner kick to give the Hawkeyes all the offensive firepower they would need.

Shaw Makes Good
With her goal against Drake, Shaw now has both of Iowa’s goals this season.

The Chino Hills, CA, native now has eight career goals as a member of the Hawkeyes and has started every match during her career.

Shutting The Door
With last week’s win, senior goalkeeper Lindsey Boldt continues to move up the Big Ten statistical ladder.

As of Monday, the Wauwatosa, WI native ranks second in the conference in save percentage (.864), goals-against-average (.053) and shutouts (3).

Kaeding Returns
Redshirt sophomore Jackie Kaeding returned to action this past Friday after missing the previous two matches with a muscle pull.

Kaeding showed no ill-effects of the injury, showing good speed and quickness in the middle and attacking third, ending with one shot on goal.

Getting Defensive
Iowa’s defensive and goal-keeping efforts have been solid all season and it has begun to show in the statistics.

Through Monday, the Hawkeyes are tied with Penn State and Purdue for first in the Big Ten in goals allowed (3).

Iowa is also second in goals-against-average (0.53).

A Look Ahead…
After the Hawkeyes end their three-match week, they return home on September 28 to host Michigan State.

Iowa will also welcome Michigan to the UI Soccer Complex on September 30.

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