Oct. 12, 2008
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IOWA CITY, IA – After a big win against No. 16 Illinois Friday, the University of Iowa soccer team looked to keep the momentum going into Sunday afternoon’s match with Purdue, but the Hawkeyes fell just short, losing to the visiting Boilermakers by a score of 2-1. The match was broadcast live on the Big Ten Network, making it the first-ever televised match to take place at the UI Soccer Complex.
“We executed Friday [against Illinois] but today we let Purdue execute,” said Head Coach Ron Rainey. “I think we had some chances, but we could not make good on them.”
Both teams had four shots-on-goal each in the first half, but they were all repelled by the respective goalkeepers. But in the opening minutes of the second half, Purdue forward Loredana Riverso broke the scoreless tie with her seventh goal of the season.
Sophomore forward Keli McLaughlin evened things up in the 74th minute, after an Amanda Martin shot was deflected off Purdue goalkeeper Jenny Bradfisch. McLaughlin took the rebound and punched it in for her fifth goal of the season. The Alsip, IL, native continues to have a breakout sophomore season, leading the team in points with 15 (five goals, five assists).
The 1-1 tie would be short-lived, however, as Purdue’s Kellie Phillips scored her third goal of the season off a corner kick just 37 seconds later to give the Boilermakers the 2-1 lead for good.
Iowa goalkeeper Emily Moran put the finishing touches on a solid weekend in goal, corralling a career-high ten saves. The freshman from Kent, OH, also made six saves against No. 16 Illinois this past Friday since taking over for Kali Feiereisel.
The Hawkeyes will look to get back in the win column next weekend on the road. Iowa heads east to face Ohio State Friday at 6:30 p.m. (CST) and Penn State Sunday at 11:00 a.m. (CST).
Purdue 2, Iowa 1
Scoring SummaryNo. Team Time Goal Scorer (Season Goals) Assist(s)1. Purdue 49:36 Loredana Riverso (7) Unassisted1. Iowa 74:25 Keli McLaughlin (5) Unassisted2. Purdue 75:02 Kellie Phillips (3) Unassisted
Shots: Purdue 20, Iowa 13
Corners: Purdue 7, Iowa 4
Fouls: Purdue 13, Iowa 5
Saves: Iowa (Emily Moran, 10), Purdue (Jenny Bradfisch, 7)