Hawkeyes Tie Michigan in OT Thriller

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa soccer team picked up its first Big Ten Conference point after battling Michigan to 2-2 draw in a double overtime thriller Friday night at the Michigan Soccer Stadium.
The Wolverines were the first on the board, scoring in the 17th minute when Reilly Martin kicked a ball past sophomore goalkeeper Claire Graves.
After trailing 1-0 at the break, Iowa came out strong. Sophomore Kaleigh Haus tied the game, sending a header into the net off an assist from sophomore Leah Moss. Three minutes later Reilly scored again, giving the Wolverines a 2-1 advantage.
Sophomore Devin Burns scored the equalizer in the 82nd minute off a cross from sophomore Hannah Drukulec to tie the game at two and send the match into overtime.  The teams then played two scoreless overtime periods.
Burns sent the Hawkeyes into overtime by scoring her team-leading sixth goal of the season late in the game. The Illinois native had a team-high five shots in the game.
“The team prepared well to go into a difficult environment and play a very well coached team in Michigan. We are happy with not only the effort, but the quality in which we played tonight. It’s great to get a point on the road especially after going down 1-0 early. Now we need to put our full attention to a dangerous offensive Michigan State team.”

  • Iowa and Michigan have tied three times in series history. Tonight’s final marked the first tie that did not end in 0-0.
  • The Hawkeyes out-shot the Wolverines, 19-10, in the game and both teams had six corner kicks.
  • Graves faced 10 shots and made one save en route to her 6th victory of the season.

The Hawkeyes head to East Lansing on Sunday to face off against Michigan State at 1 p.m. (CT).