CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The University of Iowa soccer team fell 3-0 to Illinois on Thursday afternoon at Demirjian Park.
The Fighting Illini grabbed the 1-0 lead in the 30th minute on a goal from Summer Garrison before adding a second goal with 57 seconds left in the first half on a strike from Kendra Pasquale.
Pasquale stuck again less than 10 minutes into the second half to push the Illinois advantage to 3-0.
The Hawkeye offense finished with 13 shots with eight being on goal, but Illinois goalkeeper Sami Sample made eight saves in the shutout. Junior Hailey Rydberg had a team-high four shots with three being on goal.
– Iowa led Illinois in shots (13-9), shots on goal (8-7), and corner kicks (7-3).
– Freshmen Rielee Fetty and Meike Ingles started their first career games, playing 75 and 64 minutes, respectively.
– Redshirt sophomore Monica Wilhelm played all 90 minutes in goal. Junior Sara Wheaton was the only other Hawkeye to reach that total.
Iowa travels to Bloomington, Indiana, on Sunday to face Indiana. Kickoff is set for noon (CT).