Sept. 7, 2011
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The University of Iowa soccer team welcomes Iowa State and South Dakota to the Iowa Soccer Complex.
Friday night, the Hawkeyes and Cyclones will battle for two points in the Iowa Corn CyHawk series. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. and Iowa fans are encouraged to wear black to “Black Out” the Cyclones.
The USD Coyotes will take the field Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. The teams will join together to honor local heroes and those that protect our country in remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001.
Fans can follow the action at the Iowa Soccer Complex with Gametracker on hawkeyesports.com. The Big Ten Network will also be streaming both matches on btn.com.
Scouting The Opponents
The Cyclones leading scorers are sophomores Brittany Morgan and Jennifer Dominguez. Morgan has two goals on the season while Dominguez has a goal and an assist. Iowa State has outscored its opponents six goals to four through six games.
Splitting time in goal are sophomore Maddie Jobe and freshman Andrea Swanson. Jobe has a 3-1-1 record with 17 saves and four shutouts. Swanson is 0-1-0 with four saves.
Head Coach Wendy Dillinger led the 2010 squad to an 8-10-2 record overall, including a 3-7-0 record in Big 12 conference play. Dillinger is in her fourth year at the helm of the Iowa State program.
South Dakota will anchor its defense with goalkeeper Mackenzie Viktor. The freshman has played every minute in goal for the Coyotes this season, making 22 saves and allowing seven goals.
Sophomore Jenny Teslow will spearhead the team’s attack. Teslow has two goals and an assist on the season for five points. Also expected to have an offensive impact is the freshmen trio of Rebecca Pederson, Makena Cameron and Colleen Reeves. Each have two points this season.
Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series
The Cy-Hawk Series is in its eighth season in 2011-12, being sponsored for the first time by Iowa Corn. Iowa leads the series 4-3 in the in-state competition against Iowa State that began in 2004-05. Iowa captured the Cy-Hawk Series a year ago by a 15-11 margin.
Last season, Iowa captured victories in football, women’s soccer, wrestling, women’s basketball, women’s swimming and diving and softball. ISU recorded wins in volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country and men’s basketball. The women’s gymnastics teams split.
Iowa captured the inaugural Cy-Hawk Series (13-8) in 2004-05 and won again in 2006-07 (13-8), 2008-09 (21-4) and 2010-11 (15-11). Iowa State won the competition in 2005-06 (13-8) and 2007-08 (18-9) and 2009-10 (16-11).
The 12-event series awards two points (except football, which is worth three) to the winning school in each head-to-head match-up between the two institutions. Additionally, two points are awarded to an institution if the graduation rate of its student-athletes is greater than the national average as reported each fall by the NCAA.
A commemorative Cy-Hawk Series Cup, which stands 31 inches tall and weighs 19 pounds, is displayed on the winning team’s campus for an entire year after a victory. Replica cups are also presented as “traveling trophies” for individual victorious teams in the head-to-head competition.
This season’s Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series schedule is listed below. All events are worth two points, except football, which is worth three points.
The women’s soccer team traveled to the East Coast to face George Washinton and American University. The Hawkeyes found success in Washington, D.C., earning a pair of victories to improve to 5-0 on the season.
Freshman Cloe Lacasse led the team’s attack in Iowa’s 4-1 win vs. GW. Lacasse hit the net with a penalty kick in the 52nd minute and again in the 59th minute with a chip shot over the keeper.
Three different Hawkeyes tallied goals in the 3-1 win over American. Junior Dana Dalrymple was the first to strike for Iowa and sophomore Katie Nasenbenny netted the game-winner. Lacasse also earned a goal an assist in the match.
Senior Emily Moran made two saves on the weekend, clocking 90 minutes between the posts for both games.
Hawkeyes Sets School Record
The 2011 squad is on a roll this season with a 5-0-0 start. The five-game win-streak marks the best start in program history.
The Hawkeyes equaled the previous best start with a win over George Washington, improving to a 4-0 record, then bested it with a victory against American.
The only other squad to have such a successful start was the 2000 team. Under Head Coach Wendy Logan, the team recorded wins over UW-Green Bay (5-1), Northern Illinois (3-0), UNLV (3-0) and Utah State (2-1).
Iowa In The Big Ten Standings
The Hawkeyes top the conference standings after the third week of play. Iowa has earned a spotless 5-0 record to best the other Big Ten teams.
Last week, Iowa was second on the list, trailing Illinois, but after a record-setting weekend, the Black and Gold took the lead.
Illinois and Penn State follow the Hawkeyes closely with 5-1-0 records.
Freshman Gets Conference Nod
Lacasse was announced as the conference’s Freshman Athlete of the Week on Sept. 5. following Iowa’s wins over George Washington and American.
The Sudbury, Ontario native netted a pair of goals, including a penalty kick conversion, in the 4-1 win Friday night. Sunday afternoon, Lacasse was credited with the assist on teammate Katie Nasenbenny’s goal and then scored one for herself.
Moran Sets School Record
The senior from Kent, Ohio became Iowa’s career wins leader with 24 after earning two victories vs. SEMO and DePaul.
Moran topped former Hawkeye keeper Britta Vogele who collected 23 victories between 2001-04. Moran currently has 27 wins.
The senior has made 271 saves in 63 games played and recorded 14 shutouts.
Iowa On The Big Ten Network
Iowa will make its lone appearance on the Big Ten Network when they travel to West Lafayette, Ind. to take on Purdue. The game is scheduled for Sunday Sept. 25 at 1:00 p.m.
In addition to the game televised live, Iowa will showcase its talent on btn.com for several games this season. The network will live stream six home games throughout the season, including the next three games.
Next week, the Hawkeyes face Northern Iowa Wednesday night (Sept. 14) at 7 p.m. at the Iowa Soccer Complex. Iowa leads the all-time series against the Panthers, 8-0-0. When the teams faced off in 2010, Iowa took the win with a 6-0 decision.
On Sunday Sept. 18 the team opens the Big Ten season with a home game against Illinois. The Hawkeyes fell to the Illini in an overtime heartbreaker last season.
Senior Earns Conference Honor
Moran was honored by the Big Ten Conference with the Defensive Player of the Week distinction Aug. 22.
Moran earned the nod for her efforts in Iowa’s shutout win over DePaul and a 2-1 defeat of SEMO. In addition to the 2-0 record thus far, Moran etched her name atop the programs all-time career wins (25).