March 9, 2013
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The University of Iowa women's soccer team earned its second straight shutout victory to open the spring exhibition season on Saturday at Missouri. The Hawkeyes defeated Missouri, who qualified for the NCAA Championships in the fall, by a 3-0 margin.
"We did some nice things today against a very good and athletic Missouri team," said head coach Ron Rainey. "We want to keep this momentum as we head through spring break. I'm very proud of the effort and result today."
The Hawkeyes opened a 1-0 lead in the first half, as freshman Brooke Backes scored a goal assisted by sophomore Cloe Lacasse. Iowa poured in two more goals in the second half to earn the convincing win. Junior Ashley Catrell knocked in the second goal of the game off an assist from sophomore Nicole Urban. Lacasse tallied the game's final goal, while freshman Lana Bonekemper provided the assist.
Iowa is 2-0-0 in spring play, outscoring its opponents by an 8-0 margin. Seven players have combined to score Iowa's eight goals thus far.
The Hawkeyes will continue their spring season on April 9, traveling to South Bend, Ind., to meet Notre Dame and IPFW.