Oct. 4, 2003
ANN ARBOR, MI – The No. 6 University of Iowa field hockey team was defeated by the fifth-ranked Michigan Wolverines, 1-0, in Ann Arbor, MI, Saturday.
The game was a hard-fought battle the whole way, with Michigan’s April Fronzoni netting the game-winner with 13:17 remaining in the game. The Wolverines earned a penalty corner, and all-American back Kristi Gannon ripped a shot towards the goal, where Fronzoni stuck her stick out at the right post and tipped it to the back of the cage.
Michigan out-shot Iowa 21-5 on the day, but the Hawkeye defense held strong and limited them to only one goal. Barb Weinberg made nine saves on the day.
The first half contained Iowa’s best scoring chance, when the Hawkeyes earned a penalty stroke. Freshman goalkeeper Beth Riley stopped the shot to preserve the 0-0 tie.
The Wolverines got a penalty stoke of their own just a few minutes into the second half, but Weinberg came up huge and turned Stephanie Johnson’s attempt away.
Michigan controlled most of the second half, where Iowa didn’t get its first shot until the final two minutes of the game.
The Hawkeyes will travel to Mount Pleastant, MI, for a Sunday game with Central Michigan. Gametime is set for 11 a.m. (C.D.T.).