Aug. 31, 2010
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The University of Iowa soccer team travels to Chicago Friday night to begin its three-week road schedule. The Hawkeyes face Loyola-Chicago at 7 p.m. Friday then head to Cedar Falls Sunday for 2 p.m. game against Northern Iowa.
Scouting The Opponents
Loyola-Chicago is currently 0-4 after facing Illinois, Idaho State, Nebraska and Creighton. The Ramblers are led by sixth year Head Coach Frank Mateus. Kristin Papierski scored the team’s only goal of the season against Idaho State.
The meeting marks the fourth times the Hawkeyes and Ramblers have met. The series record is evened out at 1-1-1. The two teams met last season in Iowa City. Iowa came out on top with a 4-1 decision.
Northern Iowa started the season 0-3 under the direction of Head Coach James Price. The Panthers are led offensively by Chelsie Hochstedler. The senior has scored two of the teams three goals. Hochstedler became Northern Iowa’s all-time leading scorer after her 21st career goal in the team’s loss to Northern Illinois at the Iowa Tournament last weekend.
Iowa leads the all-time series 7-0. The Panthers traveled to Iowa City last season to compete in a game the Hawkeyes won 3-0.
The Hawkeyes earned a weekend sweep at the Iowa Tournament. The four-team tournament featured Iowa, Northern Iowa, Northern Illinois and Central Michigan.
Iowa faced Northern Illinois Friday night in a game that showcased Iowa’s speed. The Hawkeyes’ offensive ability and dominating defense carried them to a 2-0 shutout decision.
Head Coach Ron Rainey and the team earned a second consecutive shutout victory Sunday afternoon against the Central Michigan Chippewas.
Junior Alyssa Cosnek scored for the Black and Gold in the 70th minute to put the Hawkeyes ahead of CMU, the 2009 MAC Champions. The single goal proved to be enough for Iowa, as they held off the opponents to earn the win and end the Chippewas 20-game regular season win streak.
The loss for CMU marks the first time they have lost in 20 regular season games and is only the second loss in 23 games. The last loss came in the second round of the 2009 NCAA tournament.
Moran In Goal
Emily Moran recorded her eighth and ninth shutouts of her career last weekend in Iowa’s sweep. The two wins boost Moran to second in the all-time wins record category. The junior has recorded 16 wins in just over two seasons.
Moran did not see much action thanks to her superior defensive support system, but she made five key saves in the games against Northern Illinois and Central Michigan.
Britta Vogele currently holds the top spot in the career wins category with 23 during her career between 2001 and 2004.
Rainey is Winningest Coach
Head Coach Ron Rainey led the team to nine wins last year, giving him 32 wins in his four seasons, the most of any head coach at Iowa.
Notable Iowa wins posted last season were over in-state rivals Iowa State and Northern Iowa, as well as Drake, earning the mythical state crown. The Black and Gold also downed Michigan on senior night.
Hawkeyes on the BTN
The Hawkeyes will make their lone appearance on the Big Ten Network on October 24 when they entertain Indiana at 2 p.m.
Allie Adam, a midfielder from Omaha, NE. Adam played her freshman season at Loyola-Chicago, recording minutes in 20 of 22 matches.
Ashley Catrell, a forward from Overland Park, KS. Catrell helped her Blue Valley West high school team to a 6A State Championship in 2009 and 2010.
Allex Strang, a defender from Iowa City, IA. Strang scored 50 goals during her four-year career on the Iowa City West soccer team.
Leah DeMoss, a forward from St. Charles, IL. DeMoss holds two school records at St. Charles North High for most goals and most assists in a single season.
Katie Nasenbenny, a midfielder from LaGrange, IL. Nasenbenny was a three-time all-conference selection from Lyons Township High School.
Alex Melin, a defender from Verona, WI. Melin was the first player to be named the Verona High School team captain for three consecutive years.
Jess Yagla, a forward from Iowa City, IA. Yagla led the City High soccer team in assists during her freshman season and in goals her sophomore season.