COLLEGE PARK, MD. — The University of Iowa soccer team fell to Maryland, 4-0, in its Big Ten opener on Friday night at Ludwig Field.
Iowa controlled the first half as they out-shot Maryland 7-4, putting three on goal.
Senior Morgan Kemerling gave the Hawkeyes an early chance to take the lead with a shot in the fifth minute, but a save from Rachel Egyed kept the game scoreless. In the 41st minute, Junior Devin Burns sent a ball just over the top of the crossbar, keeping the game scoreless at the half.
Maryland’s Jarena Harmon scored just five minutes in to the second half to give Maryland the lead. Egyed made a save on an equalizer attempt from redshirt junior Kaleigh Haus just two minutes later.
The Terrapin’s extended their lead to two with a goal in the 58th minute. Maryland went on to score in the 71st and 83rd minute to secure the win.
- Iowa put seven of its 13 shots on goal.
- Devin Burns took three shots, putting two on goal.
QUOTING HEAD COACH DAVE DIIANNI
“There were too many missed chances to make the game easier for us again today. Unfortunately, momentum swung against us in the second half with some preventable goals all the way around.”
The Hawkeyes travel to Rutgers for noon matchup on Sunday at Yurcak Field.
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