The University of Iowa soccer team will travel to College Park this week to face Maryland on Friday at 4 p.m. (CT) at Ludwig Field.
• Live stats for the Maryland match can be found on hawkeyesports.com under the women’s soccer schedule page.
• The match will be streamed online via BTN Plus. Visit www.btn2go.com (subscription required) to watch the action.
• Fans can follow the Iowa soccer program on Twitter (@HawkeyeSoccer) for live game updates.
• Eleven different Hawkeyes have scored at least one goal in 2016. Iowa had eight players score during the 2015 campaign.
• Of Iowa’s 23 goals, 15 have come in the second half or later, with one goal in overtime and 14 in the second half.
• Senior Bri Toelle is tied for sixth in the Big Ten in shots per game (3.00), and seventh shots (45).
• Eight players – Rose Ripslinger, Devin Burns, Natalie Winters, Isabella Blackman, Kaleigh Haus, Rachele Armand, Morgan Kemerling, and Olivia Fiegel – have scored the first goals of their careers this season.
• Senior Bri Toelle leads the team in goals (five) and points (12).
• Junior Karly Stuenkel is second on the team with four goals and three assists for 11 points this season, while Devin Burns sits in third with three goals, three assists, and nine points.
• Iowa had a six-game winning streak from Aug. 21-Sept. 9. It was the longest streak for the program since 2013.
• Iowa is outshooting opponents by a margin of 231-209, in 17 contests.
LAST TIME OUT
• The Hawkeyes dropped a 2-1 decision against Illinois in their home finale on Oct. 16. Freshman Natalie Winters scored Iowa’s lone goal off an assist from Devin Burns. Goalkeeper Claire Graves tallied four saves in 90 minutes between the posts for Iowa.
• Maryland brings a 3-13-1 overall record into Friday’s match with its last win coming against Illinois on Sept. 22. With a 1-8-0 league record, the Terps are tied with the Hawkeyes in the Big Ten.
• The Wildcats have scored 21 goals in 17 games with Chelsea Jackson leading the team with nine goals and 20 points; she is in third in Big Ten in goals and tied for sixth in points. Six different players have scored at least one goal this season, with two scoring multiple goals.
• Three goalkeepers have seen action for a total of 107 saves for the Terps. Katelyn Jensen leads the team with 46 saves. Rachel Egyed has 45 saves, and Stephanie Senn has tallied 13 saves.
MARYLAND VS. IOWA — THE SERIES
• Iowa has only face Maryland once in program history. The Terps own a 1-0-0 record against the Hawkeyes, defeating them in 2014, 1-0.
• Five freshmen have scored their first career goals for the Hawkeyes this season. Devin Burns leads the class with three, while Olivia Fiegel and Natalie Winters have two, Isabella Blackman, and Kaleigh Haus have all scored once.
• Freshmen Devin Burns and Natalie Winters have each scored a goal for the Hawkeyes against Big Ten opponents. Burns fired the winning strike against Purdue, while Winters found the back of the net against Illinois at Iowa’s home finale.
Five different Hawkeyes have scored game-winning goals this season. Bri Toelle and Devin Burns have tallied two apiece, while Isabella Blackman, Olivia Fiegel, and Karly Stuenkel have each recorded one.
TOELLE PACES TEAM
Senior Bri Toelle leads the team with five goals and 12 points this season. The Virginia native tied her career best five goals from last season. She led the team with 15 points and five assists in 2015. She is tied for sixth in the Big Ten in shots per game, and seventh in shots.
• Freshman Claire Graves has started every game for the Hawkeyes, making 67 saves — the second-most in the Big Ten — and posting a 1.72 goals against average.
• The Indiana native made seven saves en route to her first career victory at Missouri and she posted her first career shutout in a 1-0 victory over Eastern Michigan, and then again against Purdue.
• Graves made a career-high nine saves in the 1-0 loss to Michigan on Sept. 16.
STUENKEL X 2
Junior Karly Stuenkel tallied the second two-goal game of her career in Iowa’s 4-1 victory over Colorado State on Sept. 2. The St. Charles, Illinois, native is one of two Hawkeyes (Bri Toelle) to tally a two-goal game this season. Toelle had her first career multi-goal game in Iowa’s 3-2 win over Wyoming.
Iowa has earned weekly Big Ten Conference recognition twice during the 2016 season.
• Junior Karly Stuenkel was the Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 6 after scoring three goals and adding an assist in Iowa wins over Colorado State and SIU Edwardsville.
• Forward Olivia Fiegel was the Freshman of the Week on Sept. 13 after scoring goals in road games at Iowa State and Colorado. The goal against the Cyclones was her first career game-winner.
• Iowa’s nine player freshmen class was ranked as the 28th-best recruiting class in the nation by BigSoccer.com.
• Two freshmen — Natalie Winters and Hannah Drkulec — have national team experience. Winters has competed in six U18 Women’s National Team camps, while Drkulec played on the Croatian Women’s National Team in 2015.
Juniors Rachele Armand and sophomore Aubree Larson are Iowa’s team captains for the 2016 season. Larson will miss the entire season because of injury.
COACHING STAFF CHANGES
The Hawkeyes have two new additions to the coaching staff for the 2016 season in interim assistant coach Nate Castillo and volunteer assistant Chris Early. Both are UI alums. Castillo joins the program after serving as a high school assistant coach at City High in Iowa City, while Early was an assistant coach at Northwestern State last season.
ON THE HORIZON
Following Maryland, Iowa will conclude regular season play by facing Nebraska in Lincoln on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. (CT).