Hawkeyes Win Big Ten Opener

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Sept. 26, 2008

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BLOOMINGTON, IN – The University of Iowa field hockey team defeated Indiana University Friday, 6-1. The sixth-ranked Hawkeyes are now 7-2 on the season and 1-0 in Big Ten play.

The Hawkeyes took a 1-0 lead in the 11th minute. Sarah Pergine crossed it to Roz Ellis, who deflected it into the left corner. Lauren Pfeiffer added Iowa’s second goal in the 32nd minute off a beautiful corner. It was assisted by Tricia Dean and Jess Werley. The first half would end with the Hawkeyes leading 2-0.

Pfeiffer added her second goal of the day, scoring in the 43rd minute to make the score 3-0 in favor of Iowa. The Hawkeyes would then blow the game open, scoring three goals in four minutes. At the 54:54 mark, Caitlin McCurdy slammed one home from straight on, making the score 4-0. Then at the 56:41 mark, Pergine scored off another great penalty corner. The goal was assisted by Ellis and Caroline Blaum. With the score 5-0, Iowa struck again at the 58:14 mark. Katie Naughton scored moving the Hawkeye advantage to 6-0.

Indiana added a late goal in the 60th minute and the game ended with a score of 6-1.

“We had a really balanced scoring day,” said Head Coach Tracey Griesbaum. “We had a couple great shots from the top of the circle and a couple nice goals off penalty corners. Overall, our forwards really got the job done today.”

Iowa travels to 11th-ranked Louisville Sunday. The match will begin at noon (CT). The Cardinals face fourth-ranked Connecticut tomorrow before facing the Hawkeyes.

GAME SUMMARYIOWA        2   4   6IU      0   1   1
UI Roz Ellis (Sarah Pergine) 11:39/1stUI Lauren Pfeiffer (Tricia Dean, Jess Werley) 32:48/1stUI Lauren Pfeiffer (unassisted) 43:04/2ndUI Caitlin McCurdy (unassisted) 54:54/2ndUI Sarah Pergine (Caroline Blaum, Roz Ellis) 56:41/2ndUI Katie Naughton (unassisted) 58:14/2ndIU Lena Grote (unassisted) 60:08/2nd

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