Iowa Rallies Past Iowa State, 3-2

Sept. 21, 2008

AMES, IA – The University of Iowa soccer team scored three second-half goals to rally past in-state rival Iowa State Sunday, 3-2, to earn two points for Iowa in the Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series. Iowa improves its record to 5-4-0 on the season and 4-5-2 all-time versus the Cyclones.

The Cy-Hawk Series now stands at 5-2, in favor of Iowa, after wins in football (three points) and soccer (two points). Iowa State defeated Iowa in volleyball to earn two points.

“There’s a lot of emotion in the Cy-Hawk Series and I thought we got a big lift from our bench today,” Head Coach Ron Rainey said. “Everyone is pretty fired up about this win. It’s an awesome result for us.”

The Hawkeyes’ outshot the Cyclones 8-3 in the first period but found themselves down, 1-0, at halftime thanks to a Jordan Bishop goal. Iowa came out firing in the early minutes of the second period, getting goals from senior forward Stephanie Hyink and freshman forward Alyssa Cosnek in a span of less than two minutes to give Iowa the 2-1 lead. Freshman midfielder Sarah Langlas came off the bench to net the Hawkeyes’ an insurance goal in the 62nd minute. The Cyclones would get one back in the 86th minute on a Mary Kate McLaughlin goal to make the score 3-2, but that would be all the scoring for both teams.

It was Cosnek’s team-leading fifth goal on the season, while freshman Morgan Showalter added her seventh assist. Hyink, who was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week last week, now has three goals on the season while Langlas has two. Junior Alexandria Seydel and sophomore Keli McLaughlin were both credited with assists Sunday.

Neither sophomore Kali Feiereisel, who started the match, nor freshman Emily Moran would record a save, but Rainey was pleased with the way his defensive unit played together.

“They did a good job overall today,” said Rainey. “They did a great job buckling down when things got tight and everybody really did their job.”

The Hawkeyes begin Big Ten Conference play next weekend, travelling to Michigan (Friday, 6 p.m. CT) and Michigan State (Sunday, 11 a.m. CT). Iowa’s match-up against the Spartans will be televised live on the Big Ten Network.

Iowa 3, Iowa State 2

Scoring Summary
No. Team Time Goal Scorer (Season Goals) Assist1. Iowa St. 26:02 Jordan Bishop (1) Casey Bothwell1. Iowa 49:28 Stephanie Hyink (3) Morgan Showalter2. Iowa 50:57 Alyssa Cosnek (5) Keli McLaughlin3. Iowa 62:21 Sarah Langlas (2) Alexandria Seydel2. Iowa St. 86:24 Mary Kate McLaughlin (1) Jordan Bishop

Shots: Iowa 15, ISU 8

Corners: Iowa 6, ISU 3

Fouls: Iowa 15, ISU 14

Saves: ISU (Ann Gleason, 3), Iowa (Kali Feiereisel 0, Emily Moran 0)