No. 15 Iowa falls to No. 19 Michigan

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 07, 2013 5:00 AM

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The No. 15 Iowa field-hockey team lost No. 19 Michigan on Oct. 5 in Ann Arbor, 3-2.

Iowa (5-5, 0-2) got off to a hot start, going up 2-0 less than 7:30 into the game.

Freshman Stephanie Norlander marked her return to the Hawkeyes from international play at the 4:27 mark of the match when she put a rebound off of a penalty corner past fifth-year senior Haley Jones to open the afternoon’s scoring.

A few moments later, sophomore Natalie Cafone dribbled through the circle and put a shot in up high past Jones to give he Hawkeyes a 2-0 advantage at the 7:14 mark.

That was all the scoring the Hawkeyes got on the afternoon, and they gave up 3 unanswered goals to the Wolverines (6-5, 1-1).

At the 20:44 mark, sophomore Emy Guttman beat Hawkeye goalkeeper Kelsey Boyce on a rebound after the fifth-year senior made an initial save. Quickly after, sophomore Shannon Scavelli received a feed from Rachael Mack and dribbled around a charging Boyce to tie the game at the 23:20 mark.

The final goal of the game came from Mack, who entered the day as the Big Ten’s leading scorer; she beat Boyce stick side to give Michigan its third goal at the 39:18 mark.

Michigan outshot Iowa 11-7, and penalty corners favored the Maize and Blue 8-3.

Next up for the Hawkeyes is a date with Missouri State at Grant Field on at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

— by Danny Payne

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