Iowa Stunned By Indiana, 3-2

Oct. 31, 2003


IOWA CITY – The ninth-ranked University of Iowa field hockey team was upset by the Indiana Hoosiers, 3-2 in double overtime Friday afternoon at Grant Field. The Hawkeyes fell to 11-6 (2-4), while Indiana raised it’s record to 8-8 (1-5).

The Hawkeyes jumped out to a 2-0 first half lead while out-shooting the Hoosiers 8-5. Linsay Miller opened the scoring just under ten minutes into the game on a blast from the top of the circle. Sarah Dawson picked up the assist.

As the half was winding down, the Hawkeyes earned a penalty stroke, which sophomore Lauren Stiver converted for a 2-0 lead.

The Hoosiers wouldn’t go away, however, and got their first from Erica Nilsson with 19:30 left in the game. With less than five minutes remaining in regulation, Indiana tied things up with a goal off the stick of Jamie O’Pray.

The Hawkeyes earned a pair of penalty corners in the first overtime, but were unable to convert. In double overtime, the Hoosiers earned a penalty corner of their own. The Hawkeyes stopped the first rush, but Lydia Schrott slipped the ball to the back of the cage during a scramble in front of the net to end the game.

Iowa will return to action Sunday against top-ranked Wake Forest Sunday at noon.

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