Hawkeyes Edged by Tarheels

Aug. 27, 2006

Box Score

CHAPEL HILL, NC – In the final minute of play, North Carolina freshman Danielle Forword scored an unassisted goal that handed the University of Iowa Field Hockey team a 2-1 loss Sunday at the Big Ten/ACC Challenge in Chapel Hill, NC.

With the score tied 1-1 and the game seemingly headed for overtime, Forword took the ball along the baseline, looked off a defender and put the game-winning shot past Hawkeye goalkeeper Lissa Munley.

The No. 12 Hawkeyes fall to 0-2 on they year, while No. 5 North Carolina ups its record to 2-0. Second-ranked Wake Forest defeated No. 8 Michigan today, 3-0, giving the ACC it’s fourth-consecutive sweep of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

The Tarheels took an early, 1-0 lead when Karen Mann scored her second goal of the weekend on a pass from Forword just under ten minutes into the game.

The two teams played neck-and-neck the rest of the way, until Hawkeye forward Caitlin McCurdy tied things up with a goal on a penalty corner with just 7:08 on the clock. Junior Kadi Sickel and senior Heather Schnepf assisted on the goal.

The game remained tied until Forword scored the game winner at the 69:45 mark.

Iowa returns home next weekend to host Kent State (Friday, 3 p.m.) and Duke (Sunday, 1 p.m.).

GAME SUMMARYIOWA        0   1  --  1UNC     1   1  --  2
UNC Karen Mann (Forword) 9:56IOWA Caitlin McCurdy (Sickel, Schnepf) 62:52UNC Danielle Forword (unassisted) 69:15
Shots - Iowa 8, UNC 18Penalty Corners - Iowa 4, UNC 6Goalkeeper Saves - Munley (Iowa) 5, O'Donnell (UNC) 3="http:>