Oct. 15, 2004
STATE COLLEGE, PA – The No. 20 University of Iowa field hockey team defeated the 19th-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions, 2-1 in double overtime, Friday night at Bigler Field in State College, PA.
For the second-consecutive game, freshman Kadi Sickel came through with an overtime game-winning goal, improving the Hawkeyes record to 8-5. Iowa is now atop the Big Ten Conference with a perfect 4-0 record.
With 10:15 left in the second overtime, Sickel pounced on a rebound and buried the shot to give the Hawkeyes the win.
Iowa took an early 1-0 lead when Margot McMahon buried a shot on a penalty corner just over three minutes into the game. Iowa’s leading scorer Sarah Dawson was credited with the assist.
Just a few minutes later, the Nittany Lions tied the game at 1-1 on a goal off the stick of Michelle Rigby. Karin Grap dished out the assist.
Both defenses settled in after the early spurt of goals, keeping the two offenses under control the rest of the half. The Hawkeys threatened in the final 15 seconds, as an Iowa shot slipped past Penn State goalkeeper Megan Atskin but it was swept away before crossing the goal line.
Today’s game was the fourth time in six games the Hawkeyes have gone into overtime. They are 3-1 in those games. It was also Iowa’s third double overtime game of the year, tying a school record set in 1987 and 1994.
The Hawkeyes will play Quinnipiac tomorrow in State College. Gametime is set for 1 p.m. CT.