Oct. 23, 2011
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Site: Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa Soccer Complex)
Score: Iowa 6, Northwestern 1
Records: NU (2-14-1, 1-8-1), Iowa (12-4-2, 4-4-2)
Next NU Event: Saturday, Oct. 29 – vs. Michigan State (Lakeside Field), 7 p.m. – Senior Night
IOWA CITY, Iowa – Sophomore Kate Allen (Whitehouse, Ohio/Anthony Wayne) scored her team-leading fifth goal of the season, but Iowa’s offense took control in the second half as Northwestern fell 6-1 in its final road trip of the 2011 season.
“We had chances to go up very early in this game,” Northwestern head coach Stephanie Foster said. “Converting our chances is something we remain committed to and it will change games for us. Iowa is a dangerous attacking team and they didn’t miss today.”
Down 1-0 late in the first half, Allen had a straight look from 25 yards out that she sent past Iowa goalie Emily Moran to tie the game at 1-1 with 41:20 on the clock. Iowa responded shortly after, scoring a goal 15 seconds before halftime at the 44:45 mark to take the 2-1 lead into the intermission.
Iowa shut out the ’Cats in the second half and tacked on four goals for the win. Cloe Lacasse and Leah DeMoss each scored two goals in the second half for the Hawkeyes.
Sam Hatfield (Crossfield, Alberta/W.G. Murdoch) made the start in net for Northwestern and saved five shots. Northwestern had to fight through 23 Iowa shot attempts, including 11 on goal. NU took 12 shots (six in each half) and had six on goal. Allen’s goal was one of five shots for the sophomore and she had four looks at the goal.
Moran saved five shots for Iowa, including four in the first half.
Northwestern wraps up the 2011 regular season Saturday when Michigan State comes to Lakeside Field for the home finale at 7 p.m. Saturday’s game is the final one for the Wildcats before they host and play in the 2011 Big Ten Tournament, which begins Nov. 2 at Lakeside Field.
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