ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The University of Iowa women’s soccer team tied, 1-1, against Michigan on Thursday night at U-M Soccer Stadium. Iowa moves to 9-3-4 and 3-3-3 in Big Ten play heading into Sunday’s regular season finale.
Despite downpouring rain, the Hawkeyes created offensive opportunities, finishing with a 13-8 advantage in shots and a 5-1 margin in shots on goal over the Wolverines. Iowa piled on eight of those shots in the second half.
Nevertheless, it was a breakaway score in the first half that put Iowa on the board with an early lead in the 26th minute. Seventh-year player Josie Durr intercepted a pass and took it to the house, slicing through a pair of Michigan defenders and dicing a sliding shot past the advancing goalkeeper.
That was the fifth goal for the Hawkeye veteran in 2023, matching junior Elle Otto for an Iowa-best this season.
Michigan rallied before halftime when sophomore Kali Burrell sent a free kick to the corner of the net for a 42nd-minute goal. The score came on Michigan’s lone shot on goal against the Iowa defense.
Durr and junior Kenzie Roling finished as Iowa’s leading offensive attackers. Durr had three shots, all on goal, while Roling finished with four shots and three shots on goal.
- Iowa outproduced Michigan in shots (13-8) and shots on goal (5-1). The Wolverines finished with a 9-3 advantage in corner kicks; Michigan entered the contest with the fewest corner kicks in the Big Ten this season (50)
- 90 Tracker: Four Iowa position players logged 90 minutes against the Wolverines, including fifth-year Samantha Cary (12), freshman Millie Greer (12), freshman Eva Pattison (3) and seventh-year Josie Durr. Other Hawkeyes who have played 90 minutes on at least one occasion this season are senior Rielee Fetty (4), senior Maggie Johnston (4), freshman Sofia Bush, junior Kenzie Roling and sophomore Kellen Fife.
The Hawkeyes close out the regular season against No. 14 Michigan State on Oct. 22 at the DeMartin Soccer Complex. Kickoff is slated for Noon (CT).
Photo courtesy of Sydney Verlinde.