Hawkeyes Take 1-0 Contest From Indiana
Oct. 3, 2008
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Alyssa Cosnek scored at 18:30 and that was all the offense Iowa would need in topping the Indiana women's soccer team 1-0 on Friday night at the UI Soccer Complex. The Hoosiers outshot the Hawkeyes 14-7 in the contest, but Iowa made seven saves in goal to pick up the victory.
"For the third straight game we've played very well but wound up scoreless and winless," head coach Mick Lyon said. "In this league you can't win games hoping the ball goes in the net. It requires skill and composure and we're not showing that right now. Playing great and being winless is tough, but at least we are playing well because that gives me hope."
The Hawkeyes (6-5-1, 1-1-1 Big Ten) opened the scoring in the 19th minute, with Cosnek netting her sixth goal of the season. A long clear from the Hawkeyes cleared the Hoosier defense and Cosnek came in alone on Hoosier keeper Lindsay Campbell. Cosnek chipped the ball past Campbell and into the back of the net for a 1-0 lead.
Thanks to some stellar keeping from both Kali Feiereisel and Emily Moran, that was all the offense that the Hawkeyes would need to take the contest. Indiana (5-7-0, 0-3-0) put four shots on net in the first half but still went into the locker room with a 1-0 deficit. Feiereisel played the opening 45 minutes with four saves for the home squad.
In the second half, Iowa withstood another strong Hoosier attack to hold on for the victory. Chloe McKay put two shots on frame early on in the half, but this time it was Emily Moran coming through with a pair of saves. Perhaps the best chance for the Hoosiers, though, was not a shot on goal, as Jocelyn Moses' shot in the 66th minute rang off the post.
Campbell made one save in a losing effort for the Hoosiers. The Hawkeyes had 10 fouls to Indiana's nine, but the Hoosiers collected a pair of yellow cards in the loss, as Kristin Arnold was carded in the 65th and Kelly Lawrence in the 76th.
Indiana returns to action on Sunday when they will face Minnesota in Minneapolis. Game time between the Hoosiers and Golden Gophers is set for noon CT/1 p.m. ET at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.
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