Oct. 10, 2004
IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa field hockey team defeated the Michigan Wolverines in dramatic fashion on Sunday, 4-3. Iowa scored three goals in the second period to send the game to overtime and scored off a penalty corner for the program’s one hundredth win at Grant Field.
Michigan started the game on fire, scoring at the 1:32 and 6:33 mark to give the Wolverines a quick 2-0 lead. Mary Fox scored at the 21:31 mark to give Michigan the lead at halftime, 3-0.
The Hawkeyes came out strong in the second half, scoring at the 51:00 mark when Debbie Birrell deflected in a shot off a pass from Lauren Stiver. Three and a half minutes later, Heather Schnepf blasted a shot that beat Michigan goalkeeper Molly Moloney to cut the Wolverine lead to 3-2. Birrell scored once again on a deflection off a penalty corner to tie the game at the 56:56 mark. Michigan gained a penalty corner with one second remaining and had four penalty corners with no time left on the clock, but the Hawkeye defense was strong and sent the game to overtime.
Iowa’s aggressive offense in overtime finally paid off when Kadi Sickel tipped in a beautiful pass from Schnepf on a penalty corner to give the Hawkeyes the upset.
Barb Weinberg recorded 13 saves on the day and kept the Hawkeyes in the game during the second half. The Hawkeyes blasted 13 shots on the day.
Iowa travels to State College, PA on October 15 to face the Nittany Lions. Match time is set for 4:00 p.m.