Iowa Shuts Down Wisconsin, 3-0


Oct. 26, 2008

Box Score

IOWA CITY, IA – The University of Iowa soccer team snapped its four-match losing streak Sunday afternoon, beating Wisconsin, 3-0. With the win, Iowa’s record stands at 9-9-1, including a mark of 3-5-1 in the Big Ten. The Hawkeyes’ nine regular season wins this season are the most since 2002 when they went 11-7-1.

It was Iowa’s first win over the Badgers (8-8-1) since 2000. The Hawkeyes also improve to 7-3 at the UI Soccer Complex this season.

Playing conditions were less-than-ideal Sunday. At the match’s start, the temperature was hovering between 45-50 degrees, with winds gusting up to 40 miles-per-hour. Despite the unfavorable conditions on the field, Coach Ron Rainey was pleased at how his team was able to overcome the weather.

“The wind changed the dynamic of the match for both teams,” said Rainey. “I thought we created some good chances on offense today. It was another great team effort.”

The Hawkeyes struck first in the 17th minute. Junior midfielder Alexandria Seydel bent a corner kick into the Wisconsin goal area and freshman Alyssa Cosnek scored her eighth goal of the season to give Iowa the 1-0 lead. Midfielders Morgan Showalter and Kelsey Shaw put touches on the ball to set Cosnek up for the goal.

Iowa’s freshmen tandem of Cosnek and Showalter etched their names in Iowa’s record books on the same play. With her goal Sunday, Cosnek tied former Hawkeye Kate Walse in 10th place all-time for individual goals in a season. Additionally, Showalter moves into a four-way tie with former Hawkeyes Linzy Wolman, Sarah Kiefer, and Julie Atkocaitis for most assists in a season at Iowa (nine).

Up 1-0 with the wind at their back, Iowa looked to increase their lead, and they did, off a goal from Seydel in the 61st minute. From about 20 yards out in midfield, Seydel placed a perfect shot on goal that took a funny hop past Wisconsin goalkeeper Jamie Klages to push the score to 2-0.

In the 82nd minute, sophomore Keli McLaughlin capped the scoring with her seventh goal on the year to make the score 3-0. Sophomore Amanda Martin had her shot blocked by Klages initially, but the rebound was corralled by McLaughlin and blasted into the back of the net.

Freshman goalkeeper Emily Moran made five saves en route to her second shutout of the season.

The Hawkeyes close the regular season out this Friday, Oct. 31, when they host rival Minnesota. Match time is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Iowa 3, Wisconsin 0

Scoring SummaryNo.  Team    Time    Goal Scorer (Season Goals)  Assist(s)1.  IOWA    16:34   Alyssa Cosnek (8)           Kelsey Shaw, Morgan Showalter2.  IOWA    61:03   Alexandria Seydel (2)3.  IOWA    81:57   Keli McLaughlin (7)

Shots: Iowa 10, Wisconsin 10

Corners: Wisconsin 5, Iowa 2

Fouls: Iowa 10, Wisconsin 9

Saves: Iowa (Emily Moran, 5); Wisconsin (Jamie Klages, 2)