Hawkeyes tie No. 12 Wisconsin

The University of Iowa soccer team battled 12th-ranked Wisconsin to a scoreless tie Wednesday in Madison, Wis.

“Tonight, I believe our team grew up a little and became better,” Iowa coach Dave DiIanni said. “This game was the third road game in eight days for us, and so mentally and physically I wasn’t sure what they had left.”

The Badgers out-shot the Hawkeyes 18-10, and Iowa goalie Hannah Clark had six saves to earn the shutout. Genevieve Richard had three saves for Wisconsin.

The Badgers also held a 9-2 edge on corner kicks.

Both teams had six shots in the first half. Wisconsin out-shot Iowa 7-2 in the second half, held a 3-2 edge in the first overtime and a 2-0 edge in the second overtime.

Bri Toelle had four shots for the Hawkeyes, Natalie Krygier had three shots, and Cloe Lacasse, Melanie Pickert and Brooke Backes each had one shot.

Iowa is now 9-4-1 overall 4-3-1 in the Big Ten, and Wisconsin is 11-2-1 and 5-3-1.

The Hawkeyes will next face Indiana at 7 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the Iowa Soccer Complex.