Fight For Iowa | Hawk Talk Monthly — October | Box Score (PDF) | Boxscore
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The University of Iowa soccer team fell 2-1 at Indiana on Thursday night at Bill Armstrong Stadium. The loss drops the Hawkeyes’ record to 7-6-1 overall, 2-4-1 in Big Ten action.
Indiana’s leading goal scorer, Maya Piper, got the Hoosiers on the board in the eighth minute. That was the game’s only scoring until the 81:03 mark when Indiana’s Kylie Kirk netted her first goal of the season for a key insurance goal, pushing its lead to 2-0.
The Hawkeyes avoided the shutout, scoring in the 86th minute on a goal by senior Karly Stuenkel following a rebound off a Hoosier save. Sophomore Devin Burns was credited with the assist. The pair have collected 30 points for the Hawkeyes this season.
Iowa peppered 22 shots at the Hoosiers, finishing with a 22-9 advantage in shots and 10-6 advantage in corner kicks, but Hoosier goalkeeper Bethany Kopel made 12 saves in the victory.
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Stuenkel’s goal was her third of the season and the 13th of her career. The Illinois native has scored in three of Iowa’s last four games.
The Hawkeyes continue their road trip in West Lafayette for a matchup against Purdue on Sunday at noon (CT) at Folk Field.