Sept. 24, 2006
IOWA CITY –
The University of Iowa field hockey team (5-6, 0-2) lost in overtime for the second straight game. No. 6 Ohio State improved their record to 7-0 overall and 1-0 in the Big Ten Conference.
The Hawkeyes first scored when junior Lindsey Duffy tipped her third goal of the season during the 17th minute. Ohio State bounced back, scoring two goals within five minutes of each other. Linda Haussener scored the first goal, which came by way of a penalty corner. The second goal was a short shot taken by Lauren Kruse, making the score 2-1 in favor of Ohio State.
Early in the second half Hawkeye goalkeeper Lissa Munley saved two consecutive shots but on the second rebound Yesenia Luces slipped the ball past Munley to make the score 3-1. A couple of minutes later Kara Zappone controlled a rebound and blasted the ball past the Buckeye goalkeeper. The Hawkeyes were encouraged by Zappone’s goal and began to increase the pace of the game. With only 3 minutes left the Hawkeyes were awarded a penalty corner. Lauren Pfeiffer took a shot but it was saved, and once again Zappone controlled the rebound and put the ball into the goal for her second of the game and fourth of the season. The game remained tied at the end of regulation.
During overtime, Iowa was able to hold the Buckeyes from scoring on their first penalty corner. However, during the 97th minute Iowa was not able to stop them on their second corner. Yesenia Luces scored her second goal, winning the game for the Buckeyes.
Iowa returns to action next Friday at 2 p.m. (CDT) against Indiana in Bloomington, IN. Indiana has a record of 7-1 (as of Sunday) and is currently ranked No. 14.