Oct. 8, 2007
The Iowa Hawkeyes continue Big Ten play this weekend as they travel to Purdue and Indiana for a Friday-Sunday match slate. Friday’s match against the Boilermakers is set for a 3 p.m. (CST) start time and Sunday’s match against the Hoosiers is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
The No. 8 Boilermakers have been impressive so far this season with an 11-1-2 record. After starting the season 0-1-2, Purdue has won 11 straight matches, including a win over former No.1-Portland September 9.
Purdue’s offense is led by seniors Shauna Stapleton and Parrissa Eyorokon and sophomore Loredana Riverso. The trio has combined for 19 of Purdue’s 35 goals scored this season. Stapelton and Riverso rank first and second in points in the Big Ten.
Purdue is coached by Robert Klatte, who has led the Boilermakers to seven-straight Big Ten Tournaments. Since 2000, Klatte has a total record of 84-46-16.
Iowa supports a 3-3-2 record against Purdue, including a scoreless draw last year in Iowa City.
Going into Sunday’s match, Indiana has a record of 9-1-2, including a streak of seven consecutive wins earlier this season.
Sophomore Kristin Arnold leads the Hoosiers with six goals this season. Freshman goalkeeper Lauren Hollinsworth has been impressive in her first collegiate season, notching four shutouts.
Indiana is coached by Mick Lyon, who has a 43-41-2 record in five seasons at Indiana.
Iowa is 5-5-0 all-time against the Hoosiers, including a 1-0 upset over Indiana when they were ranked No. 21 in 2006.
The Hawkeyes visited UW-Milwaukee last Friday, and played the Panthers to a scoreless draw. It was Iowa’s fourth draw of the season, matching a school-record for draws that was previously set in 2005.
Last Sunday, Iowa fell to Illinois 6-0. Iowa was outshot 26-5 in the loss.
Earlier this season, the Hawkeyes set a school-record by obtaining their sixth-consecutive win. The loss to the Fighting Illini snapped Iowa’s month-long unbeaten streak. Until last Sunday, Iowa had not lost since September 7 against then-No. 23 Missouri.
Senior goalkeeper Lindsey Boldt continues to rank among the conference’s top goalkeepers.
Through 12 matches, Boldt has corralled 46 saves, and her goals-against-average of .807 is tied for fourth-best in the Big Ten. Boldt still remains first in the Big Ten in shutouts.
Just “Point”-ing Out…
The Hawkeyes have amassed 40 points through 12 matches this year, and four players are setting the tone.
Meanwhile, senior Melisa Kaetterhenry is almost fully recovered from a foot injury of her own, and her playing time off the bench has slowly increased since returning to action last weekend.
A Look Ahead…
The Hawkeyes’ final two home matches of the season are coming next weekend. Iowa will host Penn State October 19 and Ohio State October 21 to round out the 2007 home slate.
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