Nov. 11, 2006
Winstom-Salem, NC –
The University of Iowa field hockey team was defeated today in the first-round of the NCAA Tournament by No. 10 Virginia, 1-0. In a very physical game the Hawkeyes were unable to put the ball into the goal.
Midway through the first half, Meghan Beamesderfer advanced the ball to Adrienne Dybus on a fast-break but her shot was wide right. During the 29th minute, Virginia’s Erin Hayes received a yellow card forcing her to sit on the bench for the remainder of the half. Virginia had to play with one less player (10) while Hayes was serving her penalty. Four minutes later another Virginia player, Abby Taylor, was given a yellow card. Virginia was now down two players for the remaining 2 minutes of the half. The teams remained scoreless at halftime.
The Hawkeyes held Virginia to only one shot and no penalty corners during the half.
The second half continued to be a defensive battle. Heather Schnepf continued playing excellent and made many crucial defensive stops. Virginia began the half one player down, as a result of Taylor’s serving her penalty until the 43rd minute. During the 52nd minute, Virginia was awarded a penalty corner. The Hawkeyes saved the initial shot but could not stop the rebound, making the score 1-0. Virginia stepped-up there defense and only allowed Iowa two shots during the period. The Hawkeyes were unable to convert on either.
Iowa ends their season with an overall record of 12-9, a Big Ten Tournament title and an NCAA Tournament appearance. Two of the three Hawkeye captains suited up for the last time today, Kara Zappone and Schnepf.