Oct. 25, 2008
EAST LANSING, MI – The University of Iowa field hockey team defeated eighth-ranked Michigan State Saturday in overtime, 4-3. The 10th-ranked Hawkeyes are now 12-4 overall and 3-2 in Big Ten Conference play on the season.
The Hawkeyes struck first at the 7:04 mark. Senior Caroline Blaum scored on a breakaway to give Iowa a 1-0 lead. Roz Ellis then scored in the 18th minute to push the Hawkeye advantage to 2-0. The half would end with Iowa leading 2-0.
The Spartans came out firing in the second half. Michigan State got on the board in the 44th minute as Amanda Huck found an open Jeamie Deacon, who scored from the top of the circle. The Spartans then tied the game at two in the 57th minute as Floor Rijpma scored off a corner.
Less than two minutes later, the Hawkeyes answered. Sarah Pergine found Lauren Pfeiffer, who scored to give Iowa a 3-2 lead. Michigan State would tie the game in the 66th minute off a penalty stroke goal from Deacon.
Pfeiffer won the game for the Hawkeyes in the 80th minute of play. Her second goal of the game gave Iowa a 4-3 overtime victory.
Iowa returns home for its final game of the regular season Sunday, Nov 2. The Hawkeyes will battle Michigan at 2 p.m. at Grant Field. The game can be seen live on the Big Ten Network.
GAME SUMMARYIOWA 2 1 1 4MSU 0 3 0 3
UI Caroline Blaum (unassisted) 7:04/1stUI Roz Ellis (unassisted) 18:04/1stMSU Jeamie Deacon (Amanda Huck) 44:41/2ndMSU Floor Rijpma (Jeamie Deacon) 57:50/2ndUI Lauren Pfeiffer (Sarah Pergine) 59:24/2ndMSU Jeamie Deacon (unassisted) 66:35/2ndUI Lauren Pfeiffer (unassisted) 80:31/OT
Shots - Iowa 9, Michigan State 14Penalty Corners - Iowa 3, Michigan State 7Saves - Lissa Munley (Iowa) 8, Elissa Unger (Michigan State) 5
Team Records - #10 Iowa (12-4, 3-2) #8 Michigan State (13-4, 3-2)
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