June 13, 2007
IOWA CITY – The defending Big Ten tournament field hockey champion Iowa Hawkeyes have released their 2007 schedule. The Hawkeyes will face another challenging slate this season. Eleven of their 16 opponents were ranked by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association last season, including four teams that were ranked in the top five and eight in the top ten.
“Our strength of schedule will again rank with the best in the country” said Head Coach Tracey Griesbaum. Iowa will have six home games, six away contests and five neutral field contests.
“We begin with Wake Forest, the defending NCAA runner-up. Then we play powerful North Carolina, a team that could be in the Final Four at the end of the season,” Griesbaum said.
The Hawkeyes kick off their season Aug. 25, in Ann Arbor, MI, at the sixth annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Black and Gold will then travel to Durham, NC, to face-off with 2006 NCAA Final Four participant Duke (Sept. 2) and William & Mary (Sept. 3).
The Big Ten Tournament will be hosted by Ohio State (Nov. 1-4), with the tournament champion advancing to the NCAA Tournament. The first and second round of the NCAA will be on Nov. 10-11, with the Final Four on Nov. 16-18 hosted by the University of Maryland.
2007 ScheduleAug. 25 vs. Wake Forest (ACC/Big Ten Challenge)Aug. 26 vs. North Carolina (ACC/Big Ten Challenge)Sept. 2 at Duke (at Durham, NC)Sept. 3 vs. William & Mary (at Durham, NC)Sept. 7 Louisville (Grant Field)Sept. 9 Missouri State (Grant Field)Sept. 15 at Fairfield (at Fairfield, CT)Sept. 16 vs. Sacred Heart (at Fairfield, CT)Sept. 21 at Michigan (at Ann Arbor, MI)Sept. 23 at Central Michigan (at Mt. Pleasant, MI)Sept. 30 Indiana (Grant Field)Oct. 5 at Northwestern (at Evanston, IL)Oct. 6 vs. Providence (at Evanston, IL)Oct. 14 at Ohio State (at Columbus, OH)Oct. 20 Penn State (Grant Field)Oct. 25 Northwestern (Grant Field)Oct. 27 Michigan State (Grant Field)Nov. 1-4 Big Ten Tournament (at Columbus, OH)Nov. 10-11 NCAA Tournament (TBD)Nov. 16-18 NCAA Final Four (at College Park, MD)
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