Iowa Defeats Central Michigan, 3-2

Oct. 5, 2003


MOUNT PLEASANT, MI – The No. 6 University of Iowa field hockey team beat the Central Michigan Chippewas, 3-2, in Mount Pleasant, MI, Sunday afternoon. Iowa upped its record to 9-3 (1-1), while Central Michigan fell to 3-7 (2-2).

The Hawkeyes jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on a pair of goals from senior forward Pattie Gillern. The Medford, NJ, native opened the scoring at 16:42 with an unassisted goal, then added another unassisted tally two minutes later. The goals gave Gillern a team-leading 13 on the season.

The Chippewas then began to turn the tide of momentum, however and cut the lead to 2-1 with a goal from Alisa Folk at the 25:35 mark. Foll then tied the game up 6:30 into the second half with her second goal of the game.

Freshman forward Kelly Slattery scored the game-winning goal with 17:06 left in the game on an assist from Jessica Zosky. It was Slattery’s third goal of the season.

Central Michigan out-shot Iowa 19-10 in the game, and earned 11 penalty corners to Iowa’s seven.

The Hawkeyes will return home for a game against Michigan State next Saturday at 1 p.m.

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