Hawkeyes Down No. 11 James Madison, 3-2

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Oct. 30, 2009

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – – The University of Iowa field hockey team defeated No. 11 James Madison Friday on the campus of American University, 3-2.

“Today was a great team performance,” said Head Coach Tracey Griesbaum. “The seniors played very well along with Sarah (Drake) and Geena (Lesiak) up front. This was a huge win for our season over a top-ranked opponent.”

James Madison struck first in the 16th minute. Amy Daniel scored off a deflection to give the Dukes a 1-0 advantage. Moments later, the Black and Gold responded. Meghan Beamesderfer scored off a corner to tie the match. Tricia Dean and Sarah Pergine were credited with assists. The match was tied at one at halftime.

At the 51:29 mark, freshman Sarah Drake gave Iowa its first lead of the match. The goal was assisted by Jess Werley.

With less than five minutes remaining in regulation, James Madison was awarded a penalty stroke. Tori Lindsey converted to tie the match, 2-2.

As time expired, the Hawkeyes were awarded a penalty corner. After an initial shot by Dean was saved, Pergine collected the rebound and scored the game-winning goal for Iowa.

The Hawkeyes will close the regular season tomorrow at American University. The match is scheduled to begin at noon CT.

GAME SUMMARYJMU (11-7)      1   1  - -  2IOWA (7-9)      1   2  - -  3
JMU Amy Daniel (Randi Segear) 15:32/1stIOWA Meghan Beamesderfer (Tricia Dean, Sarah Pergine) 16:26/1stIOWA Sarah Drake (Jess Werley) 51:29/2ndJMU Tori Lindsey (penalty stroke) 65:14/2ndIOWA Sarah Pergine (unassisted) 70:00/2nd
Shots - Iowa 14, James Madison 7Penalty Corners - Iowa 8, James Madison 4Saves - Kathleen McGraw (Iowa) 1; Kelsey Cutchins (James Madison) 6