Hawkeyes Top College Of Charleston


Sept. 10, 2010

Box Score

Box Score

CHARLESTON, S.C.–The University of Iowa women’s soccer team traveled to Charleston, S.C. Friday night to compete in the College of Charleston Tournament. The Hawkeyes rolled the Cougars, 2-0, to continue the team’s five-game win streak.

After the Cougars applied heavy pressure for the first ten minutes of play, Alyssa Cosnek countered with a score in the seventh minute. Jade Grimm possessed the ball at the goal line and passed it off to Cosnek whose athletic ability led her past CoC goalkeeper, Katie Tate, for the left-side score.

The Cougars’ leading scorer, McCallie Jones, challenged Iowa goalkeeper Emily Moran in the 12th and 14th minutes, but Moran made key stops on both attempts.

Iowa freshman Leah DeMoss continued her dominating play for the Hawkeyes in the match. DeMoss scored her second goal of the season in the 80th minute of play. The Black and Gold were pushing up the field on a give and go attack. When the St. Charles, IL native got the ball just outside of the six-yard box, she fired at the net and burned it past the opponent keeper for the final Iowa score.

“They put a lot of pressure on us tonight,” Head Coach Ron Rainey said. “But, Alyssa was able to score a great counter goal. I thought the second half was entertaining with the back and forth play, and I thought we deserved that second goal. We finished the game with a great defensive effort also.”

Records are meant to be broken, and the Hawkeyes are taking that to heart this season. Friday’s win marks the fifth consecutive victory for Iowa and as many shutouts. Five straight shutouts is a program best. In addition to blanking teams, the minutes are racking up as the Hawkeyes have held opponents scoreless for just over 486 minutes of play dating back to the last score by DePaul in the 54th minute of play on August 20th in Iowa’s season opener.

“We have a lot of people that are taking great opportunities and stepping up to compete,” said Rainey. “The team getting stronger mentally in these close games and it is very nice to see. We took some pressure and didn’t give up a goal. It is encouraging because last year at this point we may have allowed the opposing team to tie it up.”

The Hawkeyes kickoff against Davidson Sunday afternoon in their final game at the College of Charleston tournament. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. (CT).