The Iowa Women’s soccer team came out strong this past Sunday in Iowa City, looking sharp both offensively and defensively. The Hawks battled against Michigan State and temperamental weather conditions to secure a 1-0 victory in double overtime.
Although regulation ended in frustration as the Hawkeyes placed 19 shots toward goal with no result, the team rallied and came back to fight for the one goal that would end the game.
The game winner started with a foul against Michigan State just 35 yards outside their box. Melanie Pickert, a junior for the Hawkeyes, stepped up to take the free kick and placed the ball perfectly in the box. Anne Marie Thomas, a junior, finished the ball in the right side of the net, vaulting the Hawkeyes to a 1-0 victory over Michigan State.
It was Anne Marie Thomas’s first career goal as a Hawkeye that has now put the Hawks at an overall record of 10-3-0 with a record of 2-3-0 in Big10 play.
This Saturday the Hawkeyes will prepare to travel to Bloomington, Indiana to play the Hoosiers.