Oct. 18, 2015
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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. — Northwestern scored one goal in the first half and three in the second to hand the University of Iowa soccer team a 4-0 defeat Sunday afternoon at Toyota Park.
“This team has shown so much resilience and resolve through all the adversity and injuries we have gone through this year while showing progress and development along the way,” said Dave DiIanni. “Today we faced a very determined Northwestern team and we didn’t have our best effort and focus.”
The Hawkeyes held off the Wildcats for the first 41 minutes of the game before Maria Grygleski fired into the lower left corner at the 42-minute mark to give Northwestern a 1-0 lead. The Wildcats tallied their second goal at the 58-minute mark when Niki Sebo received a pass from Addie Steiner and fired one past senior goalkeeper Hannah Clark.
The Wildcats went up, 3-0, when Hannah Davidson won a scramble in front of the net and snuck the ball past Clark in the 65th minute. Northwestern’s final goal came in the 72nd minute when Steiner fired the ball into the upper corner.
The Wildcats finished with a 20-2 edge in shots for the game with seven being on goal. Clark and freshman Emma Rigby each spent time in goal. Clark totaled six saves in 78 minutes, while Rigby notched one save in 12 minutes of action.
“We have find a way to continue that progress through the last two games of the season and get a couple of wins for this senior class and team,” said DiIanni.
The Hawkeyes (7-8-1, 1-7-1) return to the Iowa Soccer Complex on Oct. 23, hosting Nebraska at 7 p.m. (CT).