Iowa Soccer Heads Toward Season Finale

THE MATCH-UP

The University of Iowa soccer team hosts its makeup game with Nebraska (9-3-4, 3-1-4) on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. (CT) before playing its regular season home finale against Wisconsin (10-4-2, 4-3-2) on Saturday at 7 p.m. Both contests will take place at the Iowa Soccer Complex. Admission is free.

THE SERIES

• Nebraska has won all 10 meetings in the series, including a 1-0 victory in the 2013 Big Ten Tournament title game. The Huskers won the last meeting in Iowa City, 5-3.

• Wisconsin leads the all-time series, 13-5-3. The Hawkeyes haven’t defeated the Badgers since their 2-1 victory in Iowa City in 2012.

BACK ON BOARD

• Seniors Karly Stuenkel and Corey Burns and sophomore Natalie Winters all collected points in Iowa’s win 2-1 win over Purdue on Oct. 15 in West Lafayette.

• Stuenkel and Winters netted their fourth and second goals of the season, respectively, while Burns notched her second assist of 2017.

• The pair of seniors combine for 53 points during their time with the Hawkeyes.

SCOUTING NEBRASKA

• Nebraska (9-3-4, 3-1-4) has either won or tied its last seven matches. The wins have come over Michigan State (3-0), Maryland (3-0), and Purdue (3-2).

• The team is second in conference in shots (266). The Huskers have outshot opponents, 266-150, this season and average 16.6 shots per game.

• Goalkeeper Aubrei Corder has collected six shutouts and 41 saves this season. She is tied for fourth in the Big Ten in shutouts.

SCOUTING WISCONSIN

• Wisconsin (10-4-2, 4-3-2) suffered its third Big Ten loss last weekend, falling 2-0 at Northwestern.

• Dani Rhodes has collected 21 of the Badgers’ 57 points this season. She has a team-leading nine goals -- more than the next three athletes combined -- and three assists. Rhodes is tied for first in conference with five game- winning goals.

• Goalkeeper Caitlyn Clem has seven shutouts and 45 saves this season.

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