Hawkeyes Host No. 12 Rutgers in Season Finale

Oct. 26, 2015

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The University of Iowa soccer team closes out the 2015 season Wednesday, hosting No. 12 Rutgers at 7 p.m. (CT) at the Iowa Soccer Complex. The game will be streamed live on BTN Plus on BTN2Go.


Fans can watch Wednesday’s game against Rutgers live on BTN Plus on BTN2Go. The subscription-based service can be accessed on www.btn2go.com.

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.

? Wednesday night’s contest against Rutgers is Warm Up Day. Fans will receive free apple cider, hot chocolate, and donuts prior to the contest.

? Fans can enter to win tickets to the Iowa vs. Minnesota football game on Nov. 14.

? The Scarlet Knights bring a 13-2-2 record into Wednesday’s match, including a 6-2-2 mark in Big Ten play. Last weekend, Rutgers topped No. 19 Minnesota, 3-1.

? Rutgers has scored 25 goals in 17 games this season with Colby Ciarrocca leading the team with six goals, three assists, and 15 points. Samantha Valliant is tied for third in the league with three game-winning goals this season.

? The Scarlet Knights are outshooting opponents, 263- 133, and outscoring opponents 25-5.

?Rutgers’ Casey Murphy has started every game in goal, where she has posted a conference-leading 0.29 goals against average and 51 saves. Murphy also leads the Big Ten in save percentage (0.911) and shutouts (13).

? The Scarlet Knights are led by head coach Mike O’Neill, who is in his 15th season with the program.

? Iowa leads all-time series, 2-1.

? Last season, Iowa and Rutgers split a pair of contests. The Hawkeyes fell 1-0 in Iowa City during the regular season before defeating the Scarlet Knights, 1-0, in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament on Nov. 5.

? Iowa hosted the first meeting in 2003, where the Hawkeyes defeated the Scarlet Knights, 2-1.

? Sophomore Karly Stuenkel had her first career two goal game against Nebraska on Oct. 23. Her second strike came just 23 seconds after a goal from Nebraska’s Caroline Flynn to cut the deficit to 4-3.

? Stuenkel is tied for the team lead with five goals to go along with two assists. She notched her first game-winning goal in Iowa’s, 2-1, overtime victory over UNI.

? The Hawkeyes scored three goals against Nebraska on Oct. 23 — the most in a Big Ten game this season. The Hawkeyes have registered a total of 189 shots and 20 goals in 17 games this season.

? 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 (95), saves per game (5.59), and is ninth in save percentage (0.779).

? Junior Bri Toelle ranks third in the Big Ten in shots (73) and is third in shots per game (4.29).

? 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.

? The Hawkeyes have used a different starting lineup in 16-of-17 contests. Four players — Hannah Clark, Brooke Backes, Kyrie Seying and Amanda Lulek — have started every game.

?The Hawkeyes finished nonconference play with a 6-1 record. Iowa is 36-2 in the nonconference during the last five seasons.

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 311 saves.

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 Nebraska, 5-3, at the Iowa Soccer Complex on Oct. 23. Sophomore Karly Stuenkel had a pair of goals in the contest, while senior Hannah Clark totaled five saves in 90 minutes of action.

Eight different Hawkeyes have scored this season — four of which have scored multiple goals.

Junior Bri Toelle and sophomore Karly Stuenkel lead the team with five goals each, freshman Alina Magruder has tallied three and senior Brooke Backes has notched two.

Junior Tory Harman and freshmen Jenna Kentgen, Hannah Kousheh and Hannah Brobst each have one.

Freshman Alina Magruder and sophomore Karly Stuenkel have each scored two goals in a single contest this season.

Magruder tallied two on Aug. 23 against Nebraska Omaha, while Stuenkel notched two against Nebraska on Oct. 23.

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.

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).

? Sophomore Karly Stuenkel scored a career-high two goals against Nebraska on Oct. 23. Her second goal of the game came just 23 seconds after Nebraska’s Caroline Flynn to cut the deficit to 4-3.

? 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.

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.

Rutgers, Penn State and Wisconsin are ranked in the NSCAA Top 25 poll as of Oct. 27.

Rutgers was voted No. 9, Penn State is 10th and Wisconsin sits at No. 25. Minnesota is receiving votes (67).

? 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).

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