Oct. 20, 2002
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The 16th-ranked Purdue women's soccer team defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes 2-1 on Sunday in Iowa City. With the win, the Boilermakers improve to 10-3-1 (5-2-1 Big Ten), while the Hawkeyes fall to 7-7-1 (2-6-1 Big Ten). Sunday's win is also Purdue head coach Rob Klatte's 100th career coaching victory.
Currently in the Big Ten, the Boilermakers are tied for third with Michigan State with 16 points.
"Today's game was a great Big Ten game," said Purdue head coach Robert Klatte. "We really played well, especially in the second half, and we created some good scoring opportunities. We definitely dominated play, both in the air and with our shots and shots on-goal. But, Iowa was dangerous up front and on the counter-attack and our backs really did have to step up. They held well and stayed organized which enabled us to contain Iowa's threats.
"Now, we'll re-focus as we head home and prepare for the final week of Big Ten play. We host the Hoosiers at home on Friday and I'm sure that will be a great game."
The Boilermakers took the early lead when senior defender Chrissy Creamer sent the ball to sophomore midfielder Meghan Dybvig. Dybvig was waiting 10 yards out in the upper right corner of the goal box and made good on the shot for her first goal of the year at 3:13.
The Hawkeyes quickly retaliated and evened the game, 1-1, in the 10th minute when Sarah Lynch buried her seventh goal of the year from 15 yards out past Purdue keeper Jocelyn Cavalier.
The Old Gold and Black came back with a vengeance in the second half and dominated play, as they outshot the Hawkeyes, 22-11 with 8-6 shots on-goal. Iowa was dangerous up front, but the Boilermakers' defense held strong once again, forcing the Hawkeyes to shoot from the outside and at inopportune angles.
Purdue finally was able to put another shot through the hands of Iowa's Britta Vogele in the 57th minute, when junior forward Annette Kent broke away and shot from five yards out for her fifth goal of the year.
The Boilermakers will return to the field on Friday, Oct. 25, at the Varsity Soccer Complex when they host intrastate rival Indiana for not only the state's bragging rights, but also the first annual Bronze Boot trophy. The two schools will also vie for the annual Titan Series point, as the Hoosiers lead the series, 0.5-0 after Saturday night's volleyball match. Game time is set for 3 p.m. and a post-game autograph session will follow.
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