Hawkeyes Drop Heartbreaker To No. 8 Purdue In Overtime

Oct. 12, 2007

Final Stats

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – Facing the No. 8 team in the nation, the Hawkeyes took Purdue to overtime but could not get the win, falling to the Boilermakers 2-1 on Friday afternoon. Purdue’s Parrissa Eyorokon proved to be the difference maker as she netted the game-winner during the first minute of overtime.

“I felt like we competed very well today,” Head Coach Ron Rainey said. “We played one of our better team defensive games and in the second half, we really stepped up our pressure offensively to tie it up. I feel that if we can put that type of effort forward every day for the rest of the year, we will be proud of the results.”

The Hawkeyes (6-3-4, 2-2-0) got great performances from a pair of freshmen. Midfielder Victoria Bachand scored her first collegiate goal in the 83rd minute to tie the match and force overtime. Playing for senior Lindsey Boldt, who was nursing a shoulder injury, fellow freshman Kali Feiereisel also performed well in her first career start in goal. The Libertyville, IL, native made five saves against a strong Purdue attack.

Iowa turned up the offense in the second half, out-shooting Purdue 8-6. Sophomore Alexandria Seydel and junior Stephanie Hyink led the Hawkeyes with two shots each.

The Hawkeyes will look to rebound on Sunday as they visit Indiana. Match time is scheduled for 1 p.m. central time.

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