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Cloe Lacasse is off and running - and scoring - in Iowa

Sudbury native Cloe Lacasse is wasting little time in breaking new ground with the Iowa Hawkeyes. The graduate of Macdonald-Cartier set up the game-winning goal and added an insurance marker in a 3-1 Iowa win over American University on Sunday afternoon.

The win marked the 5th straight victory for the Hawkeyes, marking the first time in program history that the midwestern school has started a season at 5-0.

Coach Ron Rainey must be more than a little pleased with the recent success of his recruiting efforts as Lacasse, a freshman this year, and sophomore Katie Nasenbenny have now combined to score 10 of the 18 Iowa markers to date.

“The [upperclassmen] really brought us in easy, and I felt like family as soon as we walked in,” Lacasse said in a recent interview with The Daily Iowan. “That helped us be comfortable on the field.”

Although her offensive talents are well-known with the Sudbury soccer scene, Lacasse's six goals to date have undoubtedly opened a few more eyes south of the border.

“My strength has always been attacking,” Lacasse said. “This team at the beginning [of the season], we were having a hard time all gelling. Now, everyone is clicking and knows each other’s flaws and positives.”

Lacasse and the Hawkeyes will face their stiffest test to date next weekend, welcoming rival Iowa State on Friday and battling South Dakota on Sunday.

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