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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 11/5/2023, Last updated: 3/18/2024
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Iowa Scores 2023 Big Ten Women's Soccer Tournament Title

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Box Score  |  All-Tournament Team  |  Tournament Central

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The eighth-seeded Iowa Hawkeyes earned their second Big Ten Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament title on Sunday with a 1-0 victory over Wisconsin in the championship match at Field in Columbus, Ohio. With the win, the Hawkeyes will be the Big Ten’s automatic qualifier for the 2023 NCAA Tournament. 

Iowa (12-4-4) evened its championship record at 2-2 and became the first number eight seed to win the Big Ten Tournament. 

Iowa fifth year defender Samantha Cary was named Defensive Player of the Tournament after anchoring a defensive effort that surrendered just one goal throughout the tournament, while upsetting three top 12 ranked opponents. Wisconsin redshirt senior Emma Jaskaniec was named Offensive Player of the Tournament.

The Hawkeyes recorded just one shot on the day, but made the most of their opportunity. The shot came from the penalty spot in the 18th minute, as redshirt senior Josie Durr found the right side of the net for the day’s lone marker.

The Badgers tried to respond less than 30 seconds later, but Iowa’s senior goaltender Macy Enneking made one of her two saves in the win.

Wisconsin (13-4-4) owned an 8-1 advantage in shots and forced three corner kicks to just two for the Hawkeyes. 

Despite the loss, Wisconsin is expected to be one of several Big Ten teams to hear their names called when the complete 64-team NCAA Tournament bracket is announced on on Monday at 4 p.m. ET.

2023 Big Ten Women’s Soccer All-Tournament Team

Piper Coffield, Indiana

Samantha Cary, Iowa

Macy Enneking, Iowa

Kelli McGroarty, Iowa

Raegan Cox, Michigan State

Sarah Weber, Nebraska

Peyton McNamara, Ohio State

Kate Wiesner, Penn State

Riley Tiernan, Rutgers

Emma Jaskaniec, Wisconsin

Aryssa Mahrt, Wisconsin

Individual Awards

Offensive Player of the Tournament: Emma Jaskaniec, Wisconsin

Defensive Player of the Tournament: Samantha Cary, Iowa