Year Three for Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series

August 24, 2006

The Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series – the annual battle for intercollegiate athletics braggin’ rights in the state of Iowa involving teams from the University of Iowa and Iowa State University and presented by Hy-Vee – turns three years old in 2006-07. And, fittingly, the Series is tied with one win for the Hawkeyes – the inaugural 2004-05 athletics year – and one win for the Cyclones, 2005-06.

“It’s been spirited, entertaining competition. We look forward to competing hard and bringing the prize – the Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series trophy – back to Iowa City next June,” said Gary Barta, the UI’s director of athletics.

The 2006-07 Series includes 10 events including a volleyball match in Iowa City’s award-winning Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Aug. 26. It concludes with a game between the two schools softball teams in Iowa City on April 3.

Iowa State claimed an early 2-0 lead with a 3-2 victory over Iowa in volleyball Aug. 26. That was the first of six events to be staged in Iowa City.

Iowa rebounded with its own win on the road, a 1-0 victory in soccer in overtime. Iowa City native Kelsie Full netted her first career game-winning goal during extra time to secure two points for the Hawkeyes.

Iowa outscored ISU 13-8 in the first year of the Series. Iowa State returned the favor in 2005-06 by outscoring the Hawkeyes 13-6.

Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series, 2006-07

August 26
Volleyball in Iowa City: Iowa State wins, 3-2
Score: Iowa State leads Series, 2-0

September 12
Soccer in Ames: Iowa wins 1-0 in overtime
Score: Series is tied at 2-2

September 16
Football in Iowa City

November 30
Women’s Basketball in Iowa City

December 3
Wrestling in Iowa City

December 8
Men’s Basketball in Iowa City

December 8
Women’s Swimming in Iowa City

March 4
Women’s Gymnastics in Iowa City

March 23
Women’s Gymnastics in Ames

April 3
Softball in Iowa City

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