Sept. 21, 2012
IOWA CITY, Iowa -
The Indiana Women's Soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to the Iowa Hawkeyes at the Iowa Soccer Complex. The Hawkeyes scored the only goal of the game on a penalty kick in the 30th minute while IU goalkeeper made a career-high 10 saves in the contest.
"Shannon Flower was outstanding in goal tonight. We had a lot of ball movement and possession in the midfield and the back line forced Iowa to shoot from long range nearly the entire game," Indiana head coach Mick Lyon said. "Our attack was very good up top with good combinations and at some point I know that we are going to crack a goal to win the game. If we continue to play like this, I have all the confidence in the world that we can win any of the remaining Big Ten games."
Iowa held a 21-13 edge in shots for the game while corner kicks were even, 5-5. Orianica Velasquez and Lisa Nouanesengsy both tallied three shots in the game for the Hoosiers.
"I told the team afterwards that it is an absolute pleasure to coach this team when they play with the kind of effort and creativity and put forth those great performances all over the pitch" Lyon said. "That is something to work with and you will get results if you play that way. We are disappointed in the result but ecstatic with how we played as a team."
The Hoosiers committed a foul inside the box with 29:06 left in the first half and Iowa's Katherine Lewis put home the penalty kick, which would prove to be the game-winning goal.
The Hoosiers conclude the roadtrip on Sunday at Nebraska starting at 2:00 p.m. ET. The game will be available on video.btn.com.