IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa women’s soccer team opened the spring slate with a 7-vs.-7 tournament title after winning all four games Feb. 27 at the Indoor Practice Facility. The Hawkeyes collected wins over Northern Iowa, Iowa State, Drake, and South Dakota.
The Hawkeyes downed Northern Iowa, 2-1, in their first game of the day. Junior Bri Toelle netted the first goal on an assist from sophomore Karly Stuenkel. Freshman Rose Ripslinger scored the second and final goal of the game after finishing a redirect from Stuenkel.
The Hawkeyes topped Iowa State, 4-3, in their second game. Stuenkel got Iowa on the board early when she secured a pass from junior Rachele Armand. Toelle netted the second goal, beating the goalkeeper into the bottom right corner.
Freshman Chelsea Henry scored the equalizer with a goal to the far post, and freshman Morgan Kemmerling tallied the game winner on an assist from sophomore Aubree Larsen. Freshman goalkeeper Emma Rigby made several saves in goal for Iowa.
Iowa defeated Drake, 4-3, with goals from Ripslinger, freshman Hannah Kousheh, and senior Amanda Lulek. Ripslinger’s first goal came following a Kousheh assist. Ripslinger returned the favor, sending the ball to Kousheh, who finished for the second goal of the game.
Ripslinger’s second goal came after stripping the ball off a Drake defender for a breakaway goal. Lulek netted the final goal of the game after securing a pass from Henry.
Iowa ended the day on a high note, topping South Dakota, 4-1. Larson netted the first goal, Kemerling had the second off a corner kick from junior Abbey Toureene. Kousheh scored the final two goals to close out Iowa’s perfect day.
The Hawkeyes continue their spring slate Saturday, hosting Northern Illinois at 2 p.m. (CT).