Oct. 5, 2003
IOWA CITY, IOWA - A penalty kick and an own goal enabled the Purdue Boilermakers to come back and defeat the Iowa Hawkeyes, 4-1, Sunday at the Iowa Soccer Complex. The win lifts Purdue's record to 8-2-1 and 4-1-0 in the Big Ten.
Iowa's loss dropped them further into the conference cellar at 0-5-1. Their overall record is at 3-7-1.
With a 2-1 lead midway through the second half, Purdue's Jayme Lee Biamonte took a corner kick that deflected off the foot of Gatens and into Iowa's net past teammate and starting goalkeeper Britta Vogele.
An own goal is credited only to the team. No individual is credited with a score or assist.
Comisar gave Purdue its first lead of the match off a penalty kick at 37:55. The score was set up after a pair of Hawkeyes tackled Kent in the goal box.
Purdue has converted on two of three penalty kick opportunities this season.
Kent scored her team-leading seventh goal of the season at 29:23 off an assist from Lori Arnold, who has picked up a goal and two assists over the last three games. Arnold, subbing for Lauren Sesselmann, made an immediate impact as she drove down the left side untouched and slipped the ball to Kent in the middle.
Kent's first shot was blocked by a defender's shin, but the veteran forward received the rebound and drove it past Vogele into the left corner.
The goal knotted the game at 1-1.
Katelynn Quinn gave Iowa its initial lead in the 17th minute. The Hawkeye's leading scorer received the assist from Avery Bang, who thwarted a pair of Purdue defenders on the far right side and slotted the ball to Quinn coming up the middle.
The goal was Quinn's sixth of the season.
Iowa attempted to boost its first half, but Kristin Zoelle's header off a Quinn corner was saved by Purdue goalkeeper Lauren Mason at the right post. Mason made another brilliant save in the 35th minute, intercepting a Lindsey Phillips header from the right side of the goal box.
Defensive midfielder Kelly Haxton also came through with a blocked shot to keep Purdue in the contest.
First half stats were relatively similar for both teams. Purdue lead in shots, eight to five, and in saves, two to one. Both clubs took one corner kick.
The Iowa offense kept pressuring the Purdue defense into the second half, but the Boilermakers came out unscathed. A header by Quinn in the goal box was picked off by Mason two minutes into the half, and a corner in the 57th minute was cleared out by the defenders.
Mason's best stop of the second period came with 26:48 left on the clock, as she ran out of the net to stuff out a Quinn attempt. Quinn broke through the Purdue defense to set up a on-on-one matchup with Mason, but could not get the shot off.
Quinn also rattled off two straight shots from the corner of the goal box with 1:20 remaining, but Mason blocked down both attempts.
This season Purdue has been close to immaculate in the second period, allowing just one goal in 11 games.
Purdue wrapped up its scoring run in the 82nd minute with Crystal Rivas' second goal of the year. Rivas was assisted by Arnold, her second of the game, and Meghan Dybvig. The secondary assist served as Dybvig's first point of the season.
The Boilermakers' road swing continues next weekend as they visit Michigan State (Oct. 10) and Michigan (Oct. 12). Purdue returns home to the Varsity Soccer Complex on Friday, Oct. 17 for a 3 p.m. match against Northwestern.
The Illinois game at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19 will double as Senior Day. All nine members of the senior class will be honored during pre-game ceremonies.