LAWRENCE, KS – The University of Iowa soccer team was dealt its first loss of the season Sunday at Kansas. The Jayhawks scored in the first overtime period to edge the Hawkeyes, 1-0.
Each team took five shots on goal as the Hawkeyes earned their fifth and sixth shutout halves of the regular season.
The game was decided in the 94th minute when freshman Raena Childers snagged the golden goal in overtime.
“Very happy with how our team played today despite the result,” said Iowa head coach Dave DiIanni. “It was a very hot day and both teams competed and had moments of success, and unfortunately Kansas capitalized in overtime. These are the types of games that our program grows from, and that is exactly what we will do. It’s going to be important moving forward that we work on capitalizing on chances that are created. I’m very proud of the effort and quality of play this group displayed today. We will bounce back.”
Five Hawkeye position players competed in the entirety of Sunday’s game. They were Sara Wheaton (4), Rielee Fetty (4), Samantha Cary (3), Addie Bundy, and Courtney Powell.
The Hawkeyes return to Iowa City on Thursday to host Purdue-Fort Wayne. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. (CT) at the Iowa Soccer Complex.