Sept. 18, 2007
IOWA CITY, IA — The Iowa Hawkeyes women’s soccer team put on a showcase of their offensive skills Tuesday night at the UI Soccer Complex, downing in-state rival Northern Iowa 4-0. Four different Iowa players saw their shots reach the back of the net, while improving the Hawkeyes’ record to 5-0 versus the Panthers.
The victory marked Iowa’s largest margin of victory since the 2003 season, when the Hawkeyes defeated the Panthers by the same score. Junior Stephanie Hyink got the Hawkeyes on the board first in the 13th minute. After making a shifty move to split the UNI defense, Hyink blasted a shot wide of the box that settled smoothly in the back of the net.
Sophomore Heather Windsor was next to score, and in the 35th minute, Iowa’s Most Improved Player in 2006 placed a perfect, unassisted shot from about 15 yards out. Seven minutes later, freshman Mandy Heimann notched her first collegiate goal off a beautifully-placed corner kick from Kathleen Smokowski. The Hawkeyes’ last goal would come in the 63rd minute, when senior and Iowa City native Kelsie Full scored off assists from both Jenna Aleo and Claire Goldenberg.
While it was certainly an offensive outburst from the Hawkeyes, credit must again be placed on the strong performance from the Iowa defense. Senior goalkeeper Lindsey Boldt once again closed the door, making four saves while the Iowa back-line limited UNI to just five shots.
The Hawkeyes closed out its four-game homestand with a 2-1-1 record. They will hit the road this weekend, facing Creighton on Friday night and South Dakota State on Sunday afternoon.
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