Aug. 31, 2008
IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa soccer team lost their first match of the 2008 season Sunday afternoon, falling to South Dakota State, 2-1, at the UI Soccer Complex. Both South Dakota State’s goals came in the second half.
“We didn’t come out with a lot of energy from the beginning,” Head Coach Ron Rainey said. “South Dakota State played very hard this afternoon and deserved this win.”
Sophomore forward Keli McLaughlin scored Iowa’s only goal, her second of the season, off an assist by freshman Morgan Showalter. Showalter sent a cross to the far post when McLaughlin fired a shot off a South Dakota State defender and past goalkeeper Nicole Lograsso.
“It wasn’t a special goal or anything like that,” said McLaughlin, who scored in the eighth minute. “Morgan sent me a good pass and I just put it in the goal.”
After having 38 shots through their first two matches, the Hawkeyes were out-shot by the Jacks 12-9. Steph Peterson of South Dakota State got the Jacks on the board in the 64th minute off a corner kick. Fourteen minutes later, Kelsey Ferguson broke through the Iowa defense and made a shifty move past sophomore goalkeeper Kali Feiereisel to give the Jacks the lead for good.
For the third straight match, Iowa rotated both goalkeepers, with freshman goalkeeper Emily Moran getting her first career start. She made four saves in the first half before giving way to Feiereisel in the second half.
“We’re on a rotating system with the two of them right now,” said Rainey. “Their play has been very good and progress has been encouraging.”
The Hawkeyes are now 2-1-0 on the season and will travel to Malibu, CA, next weekend for the Nike Pepperdine Invitational. Six Hawkeyes on the 2008 roster are from the state of California. It is Iowa’s first-ever trip to the west coast.
“I think we are all pretty excited to be going back home,” said senior midfielder Kelsey Shaw. “It gives our friends and family an opportunity to come see us play. Being so far away, that is not something they can do very often, but we are all really pumped up to head back there.”
Iowa will play Pepperdine at 5:30 p.m. (CT) Friday and San Diego at 12:30 p.m. (CT) Sunday. It will be Iowa’s first-ever meeting with both schools.
South Dakota State 2, Iowa 1
Scoring SummaryNo. Team Time Goal Scorer (Season Goals) Assist (Season Assists)1. IOWA 8:33 Keli McLaughlin (2) Morgan Showalter (4)1. SDSU 64:07 Steph Peterson (1) Tory Schlitgen, Vanessa Paswaters2. SDSU 80:39 Kelsey Ferguson (1) Emily Quigley="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/pre%3E%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%3Cstrong%3EShots%3C/strong%3E:%20South%20Dakota%20State%2012,%20Iowa%209%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%3Cp%3E%3Cstrong%3ECorners%3C/strong%3E:%20Iowa%203,%20South%20Dakota%20State%202%3C/p%3E%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%3Cp%3E%3Cstrong%3EFouls%3C/strong%3E:%20Iowa%209,%20South%20Dakota%20State%203%3C/p%3E%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%3Cp%3E%3Cstrong%3ESaves%3C/strong%3E:%20%3Ca%20href="/roster.aspx?rp_id=3692" class="imported_story_link" oldlink="/sports/w-soccer/mtt/moran_emily00.html">Emily Moran (Iowa) 4, Nicole Lograsso (South Dakota State) 4