SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The University of Iowa women’s soccer team defeated Cal Poly, 1-0, on the road Sunday afternoon at Kellogg Stadium. Junior Kyndal Anderson headed in Iowa’s first goal of the season in the 62nd minute to secure the Iowa victory.
Iowa outshot the Mustangs, 5-1, in the first half, including a pair of shots each for Anderson and senior Hailey Rydberg. Still, the score remained nil-nil heading into the break.
Goalkeeper Macy Enneking continued her strong play, nabbing two of her three total saves for the contest in the 58th minute to withstand a flurry of three quick Mustang shots.
The Hawkeyes soon were back on the attack, and in the 62nd minute senior Sara Wheaton found Anderson on a header to give Iowa the lead. The shot was Anderson’s fourth of the match, a total which now leads Iowa through two games this season.
The Iowa defense held firm the rest of the way to secure its first shutout of the season. The Hawkeyes finished with nine shots to Cal Poly’s six and added four more corner kicks to their total of 11 through just two contests.
HEAR FROM HEAD COACH DAVE DIIANNI
“All wins are good wins on Sundays. We knew that Cal Poly was going to be a difficult game, especially playing at home and with a smaller field. Credit to them, they had much more jump than we did in the first half, but I’m incredibly proud of our team. UCLA took a lot of our legs on Thursday night, and it was the bench players that played a pivotal role in this win.”
- Iowa defeats Cal Poly in the first-ever meeting between the two programs.
- Eight Hawkeyes played off the bench on Sunday; Kellen Fife led the team with 65 minutes off the bench.
- 90 TRACKER: Seniors Samantha Cary (2) and Sara Wheaton (2) were the only Hawkeyes to play all 90 minutes of Sunday’s match. Rydberg and freshman Brooklyn Woods are the other two Iowa field players who have played the entirety of a game this season.