IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa women’s soccer team drew, 2-2, against Purdue on Thursday night at the Iowa Soccer Complex.
The Boilermakers struck first with goal in the 20th minute of play by freshman Kayla Budish. Purdue added to its total with three minutes left in the first half on penalty kick by junior Emily Mathews.
The Hawkeyes came out firing on all cylinders in the second half. They first converted on a corner kick in the 46th minute of play. Iowa sophomore Addie Bundy sent in the corner, setting up a shot on goal for graduate senior Caroline Halonen during the scrum; the shot was deflected, but ricocheted off a Purdue defender for a Boilermaker own-goal to make the score, 2-1.
The Hawkeyes took 13 of their 20 shots for the contest in the second half; their aggression paid off. In the 55th minute, Iowa got a goal from Halonen on a one-on-one opportunity.
The score held from there, as Iowa picked up a point in the Big Ten standings and moved to 3-6-6 on the season.
HEAR FROM HEAD COACH DAVE DIIANNI
“I really liked how we played. About 20 minutes into the first half, I thought we were flat, but again, I thought we had a great start. We [later] scored a goal… I thought we created enough chances to score a goal [in the first half]. That has kind of been the theme all year, we create enough chances, but we just don’t score. I think the end of the first half, Purdue had their run, and then we played great in the second half. We did more than enough to be able to win this game, and just unfortunately we weren’t able to score.”
- Iowa’s six draws this season tie Indiana and West Virginia for the most in Power-5 women’s soccer and are the most in program history; the NCAA eliminated overtime for regular season games this season.
- 2 FOR THE MONEY: The Hawkeyes are undefeated in their last 35 games when scoring two goals or more. Since the start of the 2018 season, Iowa has a record of 32-0-3 when scoring two goals or more. That includes a 2-0-2 record in 2022, 9-0 in 2021, 2-0 in 2020, 13-0-1 in 2019 and 5-0 in 2018. The Hawkeyes won their final two games in 2017 when scoring two-plus goals. The last time Iowa lost a game while netting at least two goals was Oct. 1, 2017, at Michigan State (L, 3-2).
- 90 TRACKER: Sara Wheaton(12), Samantha Cary (9), Cassidy Formanek (7), Hailey Rydberg (6), and Josie Durr (4) each played all 90 minutes of Sunday’s game. Seven Hawkeyes have played the entirety of at least one contest this season, including Brooklyn Woods (3) and Rielee Fetty (2).
The Hawkeyes celebrate Senior Day on Oct. 16 as they host Nebraska at 1 p.m. at the Iowa Soccer Complex.