Iowa on the Big Ten Network Sunday

Sept. 21, 2011

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This Week
The University of Iowa soccer team travels to Indiana to take on the Indiana Hoosiers and the Purdue Boilermakers.

The Hawkeyes face Indiana Friday night at Yeagley Field in Bloomington, Ind. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. (CT).

Iowa and Purdue will faceoff Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. (CT). The game will be televised live on Big Ten Network.

Fans can follow the action with Gametracker on for both games.

Scouting The Opponents
Indiana’s even scoring offense has netted 17 goals between six student-athletes. Leading the pack is Orianica Velasquez with five goals for 10 points. Lisa Nouanesengsy and Carly Samp each have four goals and an assist, while Abby Smith has two goals and an assist.

Senior goalkeeper Lindsay Campbell has started every match in goal for the Hoosiers. Campbell has made 36 saves and posted a 3-4-0 record with one shutout. Sophomore Shannon Flower has seen time in goal during three games, making two saves and earning one win and one draw.

Veteran head coach Mick Lyon is in his 10th season as the head of the program. Lyon has led the Hoosiers to an 80-77-19 mark through the first nine seasons.

Purdue’s Alex Hairston lead the teams offensive efforts. Hairston, a freshman, has found the net four times and tallied two assists for 10 points. Hadley Stuart has netted two goals for four points.

Goalkeeper Clara Kridler has made 52 stops and allowed 15 goals. The redshirt sophomore earned two shutouts in route to a 3-6-1 record to start the 2011 campaign. Junior Yana Lyon ticked 21:11 between the posts between two games.

Robert Klatte is in his 14th season at the helm of the Boilermaker soccer program he started in 1998. During his time as the head of the program, Klatte has led the team to 10 consecutive seasons of 10 or more wins before ending the 2010 season with a 6-12-2 record.

Last Week
The women’s soccer team welcomed Northern Iowa to the Iowa Soccer Complex for a mid-week game to round out the non-conference schedule.

The Hawkeyes rallied behind sophomore Leah DeMoss who scored both goals, leading the team to a 2-0 win. Classmate Alex Melin and junior Dana Dalrymple each earned an assist in the game.

Senior Emily Moran collected four saves and played all 90 minutes in goal for Iowa. The shutout is the 15th of her career.

Iowa opened the 2011 Big Ten campaign Sunday afternoon with a home game versus No. 23 Illinois.

Iowa took an early 2-0 lead on the nationally ranked opponent. Melin was credited with the first goal after heading a free kick sent into the box by senior Morgan Showalter early in the first half. Freshman Cloe Lacasse also scored a header goal off a rebound.

Moran made 10 stops in the game. The teams battled to a draw after 110 minutes.

2011 By The Numbers
The women’s soccer team has started the season with a bang. The mix between experience and newcomers has been perfect, allowing Iowa to score at a record setting pace.

Iowa has put up 31 goals this season–30 among nine players and one own goal. The team trails the 1999 team for most goals in a season (49). The 1999 squad is Iowa’s most successful team in history, finishing the season 13-7-0.

The Hawkeyes are quickly gaining on the 12-year old record as they only need 18 goals to equal the mark and 19 to best it. To overtake the record, Iowa needs to score an average of 1.7 goals per game in the 11 remaining games.

Lacasse Climbs Record Books
The freshman from Sudbury, Ontario, has made an impact with her aggressive play through the first half of her rookie campaign.

Lacasse earned a place on Iowa’s season goals (10) and season points (23) top-10 lists after leading Iowa’s offense through nine games.

The newcomer has played a role in 13 goals this season, scoring 10 times and earning three assists. Only Southeast Missouri State and Northern Iowa have kept her out of the books. The two opponents were forced to focus a defensive effort on her, allowing her teammates to score four times in the two matches.

With over half of the season remaining, Lacasse aims for the top spot in each category, trailing Sarah Lynch in both. Lynch had 15 goals and 36 points during the 1999 season.

Hawkeyes Sets School Record
The 2011 squad is on a roll this season with a 8-0-1 start. The eight-game winning and nine-game unbeaten streak are both bests in program history.

The Hawkeyes equaled the previous best start with a win over George Washington (Sept. 2), improving to a 4-0 record, then bested it with a 3-1 victory against American (Sept. 4).

The previous most successful start was recorded by 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).

Big Ten In The Family
Sophomore Leah DeMoss will reconnect with a Big Ten icon when the team arrives in West Lafayette, Ind.

DeMoss’s grandfather, Bob DeMoss, was the head coach of the Boilermaker football team from 1970-72 after serving as an asisstant from 1950-69.

The elder DeMoss was also a four-year letterwinner (1945-48) on the Purdue football team. DeMoss was the quarterback.

Senior Emily Moran leads the Iowa defense from between the posts. The veteran goalkeeper has amassed 30 wins during her career.

Freshman Gets Conference Nod
Lacasse was announced as the conference’s Freshman Athlete of the Week on for the second consecutive week Sept. 12.

The Sudbury, Ontario native led Iowa’s offense for the fourth week in a row, scoring three goals and recording one assist. Lacasse played a role in four of the team’s nine total goals against Iowa State and South Dakota.

Lacasse was previously named Big Ten Freshman of the Week Sept. 5. following Iowa’s wins over George Washington and American. She became the second Iowa freshman to earn the award and the only to have back-to-back honors.

Iowa In The Big Ten Standings
Iowa’s overall record tops the teams in the Big Ten at 8-0-1. The Hawkeyes earned a draw against Illinois in the first week of league play.

Of the 12 teams in the conference, four recorded victories

Moran Sets School Record
The senior from Kent, Ohio became Iowa’s career wins leader with 24 after earning two victories vs. DePaul (Aug. 19) and SEMO (Aug. 21).

Moran topped former Hawkeye keeper Britta Vogele who collected 23 victories between 2001-04. Moran currently has 30 wins.

The senior has made 281 saves in 69 games played and recorded 15 shutouts.

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).

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. (CST).

In addition to the game televised live, Iowa will showcase its talent on for several games this season. The network will live stream six home games throughout the season, including Sept. 14 and 30 and Oct. 2 and 23.

Looking Ahead
Next week, Iowa features its 2011 squad at the Iowa Soccer Complex for games against Michigan and Michigan State.

The Wolverines come to town Sept. 30 and the Spartans will take the field Oct. 2.