Oct. 14, 2005
The University of Iowa (9-5, 2-2) evened its conference record today after defeating the Wildcats 3-1 at the Thomas Sports Complex on the Northwestern campus.
The Hawkeyes went to Northwestern in search of a much needed victory. It was the first contest for Iowa since losing to Penn State 4-0 last Saturday. Iowa got the win they were looking for and started the scoring early in the game. Freshman Caitlin McCurdy scored the Hawkeyes first goal almost seven minutes into the game on a corner shot. McCurdy slammed home another goal at the 22:06 mark to up the lead to 2-0 and junior Kara Zappone scored just before the half for a 3-0 Hawkeye advantage.
Iowa was shutout in the second half after only managing to get off five shots against the Wildcat defense. Goalkeeper Lissa Munley was two minutes away from her second shutout of the year, but Annie Bosslet ruined that with a goal at the end of the game.
McCurdy scored two goals on five shots. Lauren Pfeiffer picked up one assist and took one shot in the game. Zappone was perfect in the game with one shot taken and one goal scored. Sophomore Adrienne Dybus earned one assist on Zappone's goal. Caroline Blaum and Kelly Slattery each took two shots in the game.
Munley earned her ninth win of the season after holding the Wildcats to just one goal. She stopped seven Northwestern shots; two attempts in the first half and five in the second. In 14 contests, Munley has had just 24 goals scored against her for an average of 1.73 per game.
Iowa returns home for a Big Ten contest next Saturday, October 22, against Indiana University. The Hawkeyes and Hoosiers face off at 1 p.m.
Scoring Summary 06:52 IOWA - Caitlin McCurdy 22:06 IOWA - Caitlin McCurdy (Lauren Pfeiffer) 33:53 IOWA - Kara Zappone (Adrienne Dybus) 68:50 NU - Annie Bosslet
Shots: Northwestern, 17; Iowa, 13 Corners: Northwestern, 7; Iowa, 4 Saves: Northwestern (Sherri-Anny Nyberg, 1); Iowa (Lissa Munley, 7)