Oct. 20, 2015
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The University of Iowa soccer team hosts Nebraska for the first of its final two home matches on Friday. The Hawkeyes take on the Huskers at the Iowa Soccer Complex at 7 p.m. (CT) for Senior Day. The game will be streamed live on BTN Plus on BTN2Go.
Fans can watch Friday’s game against Nebraska live on BTN Plus on BTN2Go. The subscription-based service can be accessed on www.btn2go.com.
ON THE WEB
Iowa soccer fans can follow all home contests via live stats (GameTracker) on hawkeyesports.com. Click on the “GT” link found on both the front page and the soccer schedule page to access the live stats feed. Fans can also follow @HawkeyeSoccer for live in-game updates.
? Friday night’s contest against Nebraska is Senior Day. Four Hawkeye seniors — Brooke Backes, Mackenzie Guindon, Sarah Mazur and Hannah Clark — will be honored before the game.
? Fans can enter to win a team-autographed Iowa soccer ball or an iPad Mini.
? The Huskers bring a 6-7-2 record into Thursday’s match, including a 2-5-2 mark in Big Ten play. Last weekend, Nebraska topped No. 24 Northwestern, 1-0, at Toyota Park on Oct. 15, before falling to Illinois, 3-1, on Oct. 18.
? Nebraska has scored 17 goals in 15 games this season. Jaylyn Odermann leads the team with four goals and three assists. Eight different Huskers have scored — five of which have scored multiple goals this season.
? Nebraska’s Erika Johnson has started every game in goal, where she has posted a 1.45 goals against average and 65 saves.
? Nebraska is led by head coach John Walker, who is in his 22nd season with the program.
NEBRASKA VS. IOWA — THE SERIES
? Nebraska has never lost to Iowa, posting eight wins and zero losses in the all-time series.
? Last season, the Hawkeyes fell to the Huskers, 2-1, in Lincoln on Oct. 31.
? Senior Hannah Clark made five saves against Illinois on Oct. 15 en route to her 36th career victory — a new program record.
? Clark leads the Big Ten in saves (90), saves per game (5.63), and is seventh in save percentage (0.804).
? Junior Bri Toelle ranks third in the Big Ten in shots (70) and is third in shots per game (4.380).
? The Hawkeyes tallied seven shots against No. 14 Minnesota on Oct. 11 — the most in a Big Ten game this season. The Hawkeyes have registered a total of 180 shots in 16 games this season.
? Sophomore Karly Stuenkel is second on the team with three goals, two assists, and eight points this season. She notched her first game-winning goal in Iowa’s, 2-1, overtime victory over UNI.
?The Hawkeyes finished nonconference play with a 6-1 record. Iowa is 36-2 in the nonconference during the last five seasons.
CLARK MAKES HISTORY
Senior Hannah Clark has been in goal for 36 wins in her UI soccer career. Iowa’s win over Illinois on Oct. 15 moved her past former Hawkeye Emily Moran as the winningest goalkeeper in program history.
Clark is also the school record holder in career shutouts (26), and is third all-time with 306 saves.
HAWKEYES TALLY 1ST B1G VICTORY
Iowa notched its first Big Ten win of the season with a 1-0 victory over Illinois on Oct. 15 at the Illinois Soccer Stadium. The win marks the Hawkeyes’ sixth shutout of the season.
Iowa fell to No. 24 Northwestern, 4-0, at Toyota Park on Oct. 18. Clark totaled six saves in 78 minutes, while freshman Emma Rigby notched one save in 12 minutes of action.
Iowa had a school-record crowd of 1,847 fans in attendance during its Big Ten Conference home opener against Ohio State on Sept. 25. The Hawkeyes have had two of the top three crowds in program history in 2015. A crowd of 1,314 — third-most all-time — was in attendance Sept. 11 for the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series game against Iowa State.
Five different Hawkeyes have scored game winning goals this season. Bri Toelle has tallied two, while Brooke Backes, Tory Harman, Jenna Kengen, and Karly Stuenkel have each recorded one. Toelle’s two game winners currently rank seventh in the Big Ten.
TOELLE TIES PROGRAM RECORD
Junior Bri Toelle tied the school record for single game assists after notching three assists in Iowa’s 4-0 victory over Nebraska Omaha on Aug. 23. The total is the high water mark in the Big Ten this season. Toelle shares the Iowa school record with Morgan Showalter (Sept. 23, 2008) and Jenna Sorensen (Sept. 5, 1997).
? Freshman Hannah Brobst notched her first career goal, minutes into her first game as a Hawkeye in Iowa’s 3-0, win over UIC on Sept. 13.
? Iowa scored two goals in the span of 1:39 seconds in its 2-1 win over Utah State.
? The Hawkeyes scored their third and fourth goals in a span of 29 seconds in their 4-0 win over Omaha on Aug. 23.
MAGRUDER NAMED B1G FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
University of Iowa midfielder Alina Magruder was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Aug. 25 after scoring a pair of goals in Iowa’s 4-0 victory over Omaha. The honor is the first of Magruder’s career and she is the first Hawkeye freshman to earn the weekly conference honor since Hannah Clark on Oct. 8, 2012.
Senior Hannah Clark has been named Iowa’s team captain for the 2015 season. She is joined on Iowa’s Leadership Council by senior Sarah Mazur, juniors Corey Burns and Amanda Lulek, and redshirt freshman Aubree Larson.
B1G IN THE POLLS
Penn State, Rutgers and Minnesota are ranked in the NSCAA Top 25 poll as of Oct. 20.
Penn State was voted No. 10, Rutgers is 12th and Minnesota sits at No. 19. Northwestern is receiving votes (3).
2014 IN REVIEW
? The Hawkeyes finished the 2014 season with a 14-7-1 overall and 7-5-1 Big Ten record.
? The seven conference victories ties the program record for Big Ten wins in a single season, and the 14 wins are the second most in school history.
? After entering the Big Ten Tournament as the No. 5 seed, Iowa posted victories over No. 23 Rutgers and Northwestern to advance to the conference tournament championship game for a second straight season.
? The Hawkeyes finished 2014 with a school-record 14 shutouts in 22 games to rank 20th nationally with a .545 shutout percentage. Iowa’s defense also was in the top 35 in the country in saves percentage (31st, .838) and goals against average (35th, .754).
Iowa hosts Rutgers on Oct. 28 for its final home game of the season. The match is set to begin at 7 p.m. (CT).