Sept. 12, 2006
IOWA CITY, IA –
Iowa will be hosting the Stanford Cardinal (2-4) at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Grant Field. The Hawkeyes will then head to Providence, RI to play Boston University (2-2) Saturday at 12 p.m. and No. 16 Providence (6-0) Sunday at 12 p.m.
The Iowa field hockey team split a pair of games last weekend. Saturday, the Hawkeyes were beaten by Villanova 5-1. Iowa earned a 2-0 win over the West Chester, Sunday.
Villanova’s (4-2) first goal came when forward Allison Boris scored at the 9:32 mark. Iowa fought back to even the score at one when senior midfielder Heather Schnepf scored her first goal of the season 16 minutes into the game.
Villanova scored four of its five goals in the second half. Boris scored her second goal to put the Wildcats ahead for good. Forward Megan Foster scored a hat trick in a total of nine minutes to lift the Wildcats to victory.
The Hawkeyes were outshot by Villanova 11-10 and out-cornered 8-6.
Iowa went on to post a shutout against the West Chester Golden Rams (1-5) Sunday. It’s the Alma mater of Head Coach Tracey Griesbaum. Griesbaum graduated from West Chester in 1989 and was a two-time all-American for the Golden Rams.
Schnepf played a part in both Iowa goals, making one and assisting on the other. On the defensive side, she had one defensive save.
During the fifth minute of play, Kara Zappone received a pass from Schnepf and was able to sneak the ball into the goal, making the score 1-0. The goal was Zappone’s first points of the season. Both teams were held scoreless for the final 30 minutes of the half.
The Hawkeyes scored their final goal when Schnepf took a pass from Roz Ellis and shot the ball past the West Chester goalkeeper during the 48th minute.
The Hawkeyes out shot the Golden Rams 12-3 and also out-cornered them 15-7.
The Stanford Cardinal are off to a 2-4 start. The Cardinal and the Hawkeyes have had one common opponent this season, Wake Forrest. Each lost to Wake Forest by a score of 6-0.
Junior goalkeeper Madison Bell has been named the NorPac Defensive Player of the Week two times this season. Bell saved a career-high 16 shots in a loss to Wake Forest.
The Cardinal are led by a former Hawkeye, Lesley Irvine. Irvine was a member of the 1999 Iowa team that reached the Final Four. She led the team in points with 47 (17 goals, 13 assists). Irvine was named to the all Final Four and Big Ten Tournament teams as well as being a second team regional all-American selection.
The Boston University Terriers have a record of 2-2. The Terriers and the Hawkeyes have one common opponent, Duke. Iowa fell to Duke in an exciting overtime game (3-2). Boston University fell to Duke by a score of 4-0.
Junior Sarah Shute leads the Terriers with three goals and eight points this season.
Boston’s Head Coach Sally Starr has had a very successful career. She earned her 300th win last season. She has coached 27 Division I all-Americans, including five first team selections and six players who have been named America East Player of the Year.
The Providence Friars have began the season very strong, boasting a record of 6-0.
Senior Lauren Sickel, the sister of Iowa’s Kadi Sickel, is tied with freshman Nellie Poulin for the team lead in goals scored with three.
Diane Madl is in her fifth season as head coach. In Madl’s first four years she coached eight all-Big East selections and seven Regional all-Americans
Next Sunday, not only will Iowa be playing Providence… Kadi Sickel will be given the chance to compete against her sister Lauren. Kadi is a junior back while Lauren is a senior who plays midfield and back.
Tribute To #8
The Hawkeyes are wearing a number eight on the upper-left side of their jersey. The number is in remembrance of a Iowa Field Hockey family member, Nancy (McLinden) Carr. Carr was in a tragic car accident on May 7, 2006.
Carr is survived by her husband Peter and her two daughters; Catherine (2) and Margaret who was born on January 31, 2006.