No. 17 Iowa knocks off two teams in Ohio

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 10, 2011 7:20 AM

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No. 17 Iowa defeated Ohio, 2-1, on Sunday in Athens, Ohio.

The win pushed the Hawkeyes to 10-3 overall. The Bobcats fell to 11-3, ending their five-game win streak.

Ohio's Marissa Higgins put the Bobcats on the board first with a goal in the 27th minute, but the Hawkeyes were quick to strike back. Sophomore Kim Scraper scored unassisted just a minute later — her team-leading 16th goal of the season.

Junior Jessica Barnett put the ball in the back of the net in the 53rd minute off of a corner pass from junior Geena Lesiak. The Hawkeye defense remained stout for the remaining minutes and put the Bobcats away.

Iowa also notched an 3-0 road win over No. 12 Ohio State on Oct. 8, which got them back to even in Big Ten play at 2-2. The Iowa victory ended the Buckeyes' six-match win streak.

"We were opportunistic," head coach Tracey Griesbaum said in a release. "Our [three] penalty corners were very effective … it was a great team win."

The Black and Gold will come back home to host Indiana for their final home game of the season on Saturday.

— by Nick Szafranski

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