IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa women’s soccer defeated Rutgers, 1-0, at the Iowa Soccer Complex on Sunday, good for the ninth Hawkeye clean sheet this season. Iowa improves to 8-1-3 overall and 2-1-2 in Big Ten Conference play.
Seventh-year player Josie Durr notched her third goal this season in the 24th minute. Senior Rielee Fetty and junior Kenzie Roling each earned assists on the sequence, pushing the ball upfield to give Durr a one-on-one look with the Rutgers goalkeeper in transition.
Iowa applied pressure all afternoon, posting a 15-6 advantage in shots, including five Hawkeye shots on goal. The Hawkeyes also took five corner kicks for the contest.
Senior goalkeeper Macy Enneking has anchored Iowa to a 0.25 goals against average this season. Iowa has allowed just three goals in 2023, which already was tops among power conference schools and tied for third nationally heading into Sunday’s game.
HEAR FROM HEAD COACH DAVE DIIANNI
“Our defense really minimized a lot that [goalkeeper Macy Enneking] has to do. If we can continue to do that, then the rest of the group will come around. They have begun to do that, with five goals in two games this week.
Our foundation has to be defending as a whole, top to bottom, because it actually gives us the best opportunity to score. We can turn people over with our front line and our midfield. It is not about sitting low. It is actually about being proactive and creating opportunities to attack in transition.
Winning on Sundays in the Big Ten is so important. I am very proud of our effort today.”
- The Hawkeyes wore pink uniforms to recognize the beginning of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
- Goalkeeper Macy Enneking picked up her 18th career shutout, which ranks third in program history. Enneking stands at fifth in the Hawkeye record book with 21 career victories (.706 win percentage).
- Iowa has a 173-80 advantage in shots and an 82-35 edge in shots on goal this season against its opponents.
- 90 Tracker: Fifth-year Samantha Cary (9) and freshman Millie Greer (9) played the entirety of the match against Rutgers. The following position players have also recorded at least one 90-minute outing this season: senior Rielee Fetty (4), senior Maggie Johnston (4), junior Kenzie Roling, sophomore Kellen Fife and freshman Eva Pattison.
Iowa travels to Nebraska on Saturday, Oct. 7, for a 1 p.m. start at Hibner Stadium.