Hawkeyes Bow Out of Big Ten Tourney

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Penn. — The No. 5 seed University of Iowa soccer team fell to fourth-seeded Penn State, 2-0, Sunday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament at Jeffrey Field. 

Iowa falls to 15-4-1 on the season.

The Nittany Lions took a two goal lead into halftime following 21st and 35th-minute goals.

Iowa had multiple scoring chances down the stretch, but were unable to capitalize. The Hawkeyes out shot Penn State, 4-1, in the second half, and 12-6 for the game.

“All year this team has given us its best and today was the same. We played with courage and competitiveness against a good Penn State team and unfortunately today, we were punished for two mistakes and didn’t capitalize on the opportunities we had. 

“We have had a fantastic season, won some big games on the road and accomplished something that has only been done once in our history, winning 15 regular season games. I am proud of how this group of women has grown and developed as players and people this season. This group has done enough to get a call in a week. Now, we wait a week to find out.”

– It is only the third time Iowa has been shutout this season. 
– The Hawkeyes’ defense allowed six shots — its 12th game surrendering seven or fewer shots. 

The Hawkeyes await their fate for the NCAA Tournament.  The bracket will be released on Nov. 11 at 3:30 p.m. (CT) on NCAA.com.

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