Oct. 27, 2006
State College, PA –
The University of Iowa field hockey team lost to No. 7 Penn State tonight, 0-1. Hawkeye goalkeeper Lissa Munley played well, saving four of the Nittany Lions shots. The Hawkeyes were able to slow the high power offense of Penn State.
In the first period, the Hawkeyes’ played stellar defense holding Penn State scoreless. Unfortunately the Nittany Lions were up to the task holding Iowa scoreless as well. During the fourth minute Kara Zappone took the first shot of the game but Penn State goalkeeper saved the ball. Four minutes later Zappone took the ball and blasted a shot, but it hit the post. With the period winding down, the Hawkeyes had one last chance of scoring. They were awarded a penalty corner with less than one minute to go, but the shot taken by Lauren Pfeiffer was wide.
Early in the second period Penn State snuck the ball past Munley to make the score 1-0. Iowa was able to hold Penn State from scoring again but unfortunately was not able to put the ball into the goal. The Hawkeyes were awarded five penalty corners during the second period and attempted nine shots, only to be denied by the Penn State defense. With only two seconds left in regulation, freshman Kelly Hondros smacked the ball towards the goal, but Penn State’s goalkeeper saved the Hawkeyes last chance of winning.
Iowa returns to action on Sunday at 12:00 pm against No. 11 Louisville at Louisville, KY.