Oct. 3, 2013
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LINCOLN, Neb. — The University of Iowa women’s soccer team gave up a late goal to fall to No. 23 Nebraska, 2-1, on Thursday at the Nebraska Soccer Field. It was the Hawkeyes’ third one-goal defeat this season.
Husker forward Katie Kraeutner put Nebraska on the board with her fourth goal of the season in the 27th minute off of an assist from Stacy Bartels. Iowa out-shot the Huskers, 7-5, in the first half, but couldn’t find the back of the net.
Thirteen minutes into the second half, sophomore goalkeeper Hannah Clark made a save before making an outlet to freshman Amanda Lulek. Lulek then dished the ball to junior Cloe Lacasse, who slotted a ball to the middle for junior Katie Nasenbenny. The LaGrange, Ill., native sent a strike past Nebraska goalkeeper Emma Stevens to knot the score at 1-1.
Nebraska score the game-winning goal in the 81st minute via a header from Sydney Miramontez. Samantha Areman was credited with the assist on the strike.
Iowa flooded the Nebraska box in the final seconds of the match, unleashing crosses, corners, and shots on the Nebraska defense. With 10 seconds left, the Huskers were able to clear a dangerous ball off of the line to seal the victory.
“There were a lot of bodies in the box,” said Rainey. “We had a couple of direct shots that got deflected, and we weren’t able to get it in.”
Rainey said that the three one-goal losses haven’t discouraged the coaching staff or the players.
“At this point, we want to get on the other side of the results,” he said. “We’re getting in these back-and-forth matches, and now it’s all about focusing and getting up in the game.”
Iowa’s next match comes Sunday at the Iowa Soccer Complex against Michigan State in the “Pink Game”, beginning at 1 p.m. (CT). Fans are encouraged to wear pink to help support breast cancer awareness.