Oct. 19, 2010
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The University of Iowa soccer team heads to Evanston, Ill. to compete against the Northwestern Wildcats. The match, set for Thursday night, will kick off at 7 p.m.
Sunday afternoon, the Hawkeyes will be in action in Iowa City. Head Coach Ron Rainey and the Hawkeyes welcome the Indiana Hoosiers to the Iowa Soccer Complex for a Big Ten face off that will be featured live on the Big Ten Network. Game time is slated for 2 p.m.
Live stats for both games will be available on hawkeyesports.com.
Scouting The Opponents
Northwestern goes into Thursday night’s game with a 5-7-3 overall record. The Wildcats are 1-4-1 in league play with their sole win coming Sept. 24 over Indiana, 2-1.
Freshman Kate Allen leads Head Coach Stephanie Foster’s attacking force. Allen has recorded five of the team’s 16 goals as well as earning an assist.
In goal for the Wildcats is senior Carolyn Edwards. Experience has been key for Edwards, as she has made 56 saves and recorded three shutouts in 15 games.
Indiana arrives in Iowa City with a 4-10-1 record on the season, 0-6-0 in conference competition. Upperclassmen leadership has boosted the Hoosiers, offensively. Junior Carly Samp and sophomore Orianica Velasquez have scored seven and six goals, respectively. Samp has also been credited with three assists, while Velasquez has earned four.
The Hoosiers are coached by ninth year veteran, Mick Lyon.
Iowa ventured to Champaign, Ill. to battle the No. 17 Fighting Illini. Iowa sophomore Gabrielle Ainsworth was the first athlete for either team to find the net late in the second half. Ainsworth converted a penalty kick in the 70th minute. Illinois countered with a netted penalty kick just before the end of regulation to force over time. The nationally ranked Illinois team was able to find the net early in the extra period to end the game 2-1.
On The Big Ten Network
This weekend, the Big Ten Network will be broadcasting live from the Iowa Soccer Complex. Sunday’s afternoon match up between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Indiana Hoosiers will be featured on the conference’s exclusive television network.
Live airing of the game is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. (CT) with Nara Weng and Kyndra de St. Aubin as the commentators.
Iowa Pink Weekend
The University of Iowa athletic department is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness throughout the month of October. This weekend, the Pink events are women’s volleyball (Oct. 22, 6 p.m.), field hockey (Oct. 24, 12 p.m.) and soccer (Oct. 24, 2 p.m.).
Hawkeye fans are encouraged to wear pink to support the efforts promoting breast cancer awareness. Members of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority will be handing out pink ribbons during each event throughout the weekend.
The soccer game Sunday is designated as the Kickin’ Breast Cancer match. In addition to wearing pink and receiving pink ribbons, fans will be given pink rally towels and will have the opportunity to register to win an Apple iPad.
Underclassmen Efforts Lead Iowa
Hawkeye rookies are playing nothing like rookies. The underclassmen efforts this season have boosted the women’s soccer team offensively on a consistent basis.
Seven of Iowa’s top-nine stat leaders are either freshmen or sophomores. The leading points scorer is Hawkeye newcomer Leah DeMoss, a St. Charles, Ill. native.
DeMoss tops the scoring list with five goals and three assists for 13 points. Sophomores Jade Grimm, three goals and four assists, and Dana Dalrymple, three goals and two assists, fall into the second and third places on the stat sheet with 10 and eight, respectively.
Freshman Alex Melin and sophomore Gabrielle Ainsworth have five points, each has two goals and an assist. Rounding out the top-nine are freshman Ashley Catrell, two goals, and sophomore Stefani Campbell, one goal and two assists, with four points.
Hawkeye Games Streamed Live
The Big Ten Network will be streaming games live on www.bigtennetwork.com from the Iowa Soccer Complex throughout the season.
Fans are able to catch the action online when the Hawkeyes travel to Northwestern (Oct. 21) and Michigan (Oct. 29).
Check local listings for replays of the action on Big Ten Network.