The University of Iowa soccer team continues Big Ten action with a pair of matches in Indiana this weekend. The Hawkeyes travel to Bloomington on Thursday to face Indiana (5-7-3, 1-4-2) at 6:30 p.m. (CT) before squaring off against Purdue (9-4-1, 4-2-1) on Sunday at noon in West Lafayette.
• Live stats for both contests will be available on hawkeyesports.com by visiting the Iowa soccer schedule page.
• Both matches will be streamed live on BTN Plus on BTN2Go.
• Fans can follow the Iowa soccer program on Twitter (@HawkeyeSoccer) for live in-game updates.
• Iowa leads the all-time series with Indiana, 10-8-1. The Hawkeyes went on a four-year winning streak starting in 2011. Iowa battled the Hoosiers to a scoreless draw in its last matchup in 2015.
• Iowa leads the all-time series with Purdue, 8-6-3. The Hawkeyes have won five of the last six matches. The teams tied 1-1 in West Lafayette in 2011.
• Sophomore goalkeeper Claire Graves was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 10 after posting back-to-back shutouts in Hawkeye victories over No. 23 Rutgers and Maryland. It was Graves’ first career honor.
• The Indiana native made five saves in the 1-0 win over Rutgers and four stops in a 4-0 victory over Maryland. She is 7-5-1 with 42 saves and five shutouts in 2017.
SOPHOMORES STEP UP
• Four sophomores – Devin Burns, Kaleigh Haus, Olivia Fiegel, and Natalie Winters – lead the team in goals, assists, and points.
• The quartet has combined for 20 of Iowa’s 26 goals this season. They also combine for nine Hawkeye assists in 2017.
• Burns scored her team-leading eighth goal of the season in Iowa’s 4-0 home victory over Maryland on Oct. 8. The eight goals are the most by a Hawkeye since 2014 when Cloe Lacasse scored 10 goals.
• Goalkeeper Claire Graves has competed in 1140 minutes of action, collecting 41 saves and five shutouts.
DOWN GOES RUTGERS
• The Hawkeyes knocked off No. 23 Rutgers, 1-0, on Oct. 5 at the Iowa Soccer Complex. Devin Burns’ second half goal was just the third goal the Scarlet Knights have allowed in the 2017 season.
• The win was Iowa’s first over a ranked opponent since 2014 when it defeated No. 23 Rutgers, 1-0, in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament.
The Hawkeyes out-shot Rutgers and Maryland, 31-16, in two matches last weekend. Iowa is out-shooting its opponents, 84-66, in Big Ten matches and 180-129 (+51) overall.
• Indiana (5-7-3) hasn’t picked up a Big Ten win since its conference opener against Michigan State on Sept. 14. They are 1-4-2 in conference action.
• Maya Piper and Chandra Davidson lead the team with six goals, two assists, and 14 points apiece.
• Goalkeeper Bethany Kopel is third in the conference in saves (63) and fourth in saves per game (4.50).
• Purdue (9-4-1, 4-2-1) suffered its first two Big Ten losses last weekend, falling 2-1 at Wisconsin and 2-0 at Minnesota. The Boilermakers currently sit at fourth in conference standings with 13 points.
• The Boilermakers are riding a 452-minute shutout streak on their home field. Purdue has scored in 11 straight home games dating back to last season and have won its last five home games by shutout.
• Maddy Williams is tied for league lead in shots (46) and shots per game (3.54). She is second in conference in goals (9) and goals per game (0.69).
• Goalkeeper Katie Luce has five shutouts and 39 saves this season.
• Iowa has outscored opponents, 26-15, this season. The team is averaging 13.8 shots per game and has collected 26 goals, 27 assists, and 79 points. The team’s 27 assists are the most since 2012 and the 26 goals are the most since 2014.
• The Hawkeyes rank in the top 50 nationally in assists per game (28th), points per game (37th), scoring offense (44th), total points (42nd), and assists (30th).
• Iowa’s eight goals, 10 assists, and 26 points against Southern Utah on Aug. 31 are high-water marks in the Big Ten this season.
• Sophomore Claire Graves posted her fifth shutout of the season — and ninth of her career — in Iowa’s 4-0 win over Maryland.
• Senior Karly Stuenkel, junior Rose Ripslinger, and sophomore Natalie Winters were named to the Big Ten Preseason Honors List. Stuenkel is Iowa’s 2017 team captain.
• The Hawkeyes are tied for third in the Big Ten in assists (27) and assists per game (2.08).
• Sophomores Devin Burns is third in the league in points (20) and points per game (1.54) and tied for third in goals (8) and goals per game (.620).
• Burns is also tied for third in goals (8), goals per game (.620), and in game-winning goals (3).
RECORDS, RECORDS, WE LIKE RECORDS
• Iowa tied a single-game goals record in its 8-1 victory over Southern Utah on Aug. 31. It was the third time in program history the team scored eight goals in a game and the first since 1998 during the program’s second season.
• Sophomore Devin Burns tied a pair of individual single-game records in the triumph over Southern Utah. The forward tallied the eighth hat trick in school history, tying the goals record, and she added an assist to become the third Hawkeye — first since 2003 — to finish with seven points in a match.
• Sophomore Natalie Winters tied a single-game assists record in Iowa’s 5-1 victory at Richmond. She is the fourth Hawkeye to accomplish the feat.
The Hawkeyes host their makeup game with Nebraska on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. (CT). The match was originally scheduled to take place on Sept. 15. The team will play their regular season home finale against Wisconsin on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. Admission is free.