Soccer falls to Nebraska in overtime, 1-0

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 21, 2011 7:20 AM

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The Iowa soccer team lost to Nebraska in overtime on Thursday, 1-0.

Iowa put 13 shots on goal in regulation, but were unable to find the back of the net.

Nebraska's Morgan Marlborough provided the only offense of the game late in the overtime period; the junior collected a pass from 15 yards out and scored by chipping a shot over Iowa goalkeeper Emily Moran.

The score was the junior's 19th goal on the season for the Huskers and knocked the Hawkeyes down to 11-4-2 overall, 3-4-2 in the Big Ten.

"It's a heartbreaking loss," head coach Ron Rainey said. "Both teams had chances; it's just tough in these 1-goal games. We have to rise above and be able to finish in some of these [games] or keep the shutout going. I can't fault our effort today; now, we just have to get better."

Iowa's last home game of the season is on Oct. 23 against Northwestern. The game will serve as Senior Day for the Black and Gold, who have six on the squad: Moran, Gabby Tinner, Alyssa Cosnek, Morgan Showalter, Sarah Langlas, and Rachel Blakesley.

Moran, Cosnek, Showalter, and Blakesley start for the Hawkeyes and have etched their names in the program's history books over the years.

Moran is Iowa's all-time leader in wins (33) and sixth on the season saves list (99).

Showalter is the only senior on the team to have started every game of her career (77 so far). Cosnek is second all-time in game-winning goals (9) and fifth in goals scored (20).

"This senior class has done a nice job over its four years," Rainey said. "They've been all-in all year, competed, and helped make us very relevant in the Big Ten."

Iowa will have a good chance to rebound from the Nebraska loss against a Northwestern team sitting in the bottom of the Big Ten. As of Thursday evening, the Wildcats had scored 12 goals in 15 games this season.

— by Ben Wolfson

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