Oct. 17, 2008
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COLUMBUS, OH – A late rally from the University of Iowa soccer team was not enough against Ohio State Friday night, as the Hawkeyes fell by a score of 3-2 in Columbus, OH. Freshman midfielder Morgan Showalter and sophomore forward Keli McLaughlin scored goals for Iowa (8-7-1, 2-3-1). Ohio State’s Paige Maxwell was a one-person show against the Hawkeyes, netting a hat-trick by scoring all three goals.
“Both teams generated some chances,” said Head Coach Ron Rainey. “It was an exciting match. I was proud of how we responded in the second half after they scored some goals. I think we put forth a good effort tonight.”
Showalter, the heralded freshman from Cedar Rapids, IA, broke through for her first goal of the season in the 54th minute when she headed in a goal off a Sarah Langlas cross. Showalter leads Iowa in assists with eight, and with her goal Friday, now has 10 points on the year. McLaughlin scored her sixth goal on the season in the 70th minute to cut the score to 3-2, but the Hawkeyes could not muster any further offense in last 20 minutes. Redshirt junior Jackie Kaeding had one final chance to tie the match in the closing minutes, but her shot was high.
Shots were pretty evenly spaced for both teams, as Ohio State (7-6-2, 4-2-0) had three more shots recorded (17) than Iowa (14). Freshman goalkeeper Emily Moran returned to her home state for the first time and corralled six saves. The Kent, OH, native now has recorded 22 saves over her last three matches.
Iowa will look to rebound against defending Big Ten Champion Penn State this Sunday in State College, PA. The Hawkeyes lost to the eighth-ranked Nittany Lions last year in Iowa City, 1-0. Match-time is scheduled for 11 a.m. (CST).
“It’s going to be a huge challenge,” said Rainey of Sunday’s road match against Penn State. “They are the best team in our league. If we play hard and play smart, we can give ourselves the best chance to do it. Every team in the Big Ten is good, but if we play up to our ability, we feel we can compete with any of them.”
Ohio State 3, Iowa 2
Scoring SummaryNo. Team Time Goal Scorer (Season Goals) Assist(s)1. Ohio State 8:03 Paige Maxwell (5) Lauren Beachy2. Ohio State 50:11 Paige Maxwell (6) Lauren Beachy1. Iowa 54:02 Morgan Showalter (1) Sarah Langlas="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/strong%3E3.%20%20Ohio%20State%20%2063:59%20%20%20Paige%20Maxwell%20(7)%20%20%20Alex%20Burzynski%3Cstrong%3E2.%20%20%20Iowa%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%2070:39%20%20%20%3Cahref="http: www.fansonly.com/schools/iowa/sports/w-soccer/mtt/mclaughlin_keli00.html"="">Keli McLaughlin (6) ="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/strong%3E%20%3C/pre%3E%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20Shots:%20Ohio%20State%2017,%20Iowa%2014%3Cbr%3E%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%3Cp%3EFouls:%20Ohio%20State%209,%20Iowa%207%3Cbr%3E%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%3C/p%3E%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%3Cp%3ESaves:%20Iowa%20(%3Ca%20href="/roster.aspx?rp_id=3692" class="imported_story_link" oldlink="/sports/w-soccer/mtt/moran_emily00.html">Emily Moran, 6), Ohio State (Katie Baumgardner, 4)