No. 12 Iowa Falls at No. 14 Michigan

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Oct. 1, 2011

Box Score

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Iowa field hockey team fell at No. 14 Michigan, 2-0, Saturday at Ocker Field in Ann Arbor, Mich. Iowa, ranked 12th nationally, is 8-3 overall and 1-2 in Big Ten play.

“We did not step up to the challenge today,” said head coach Tracey Griesbaum. “Our level of focus, teamwork, and execution were lacking.”

The Wolverines (8-3, 1-1) took a 1-0 lead after being awarded a penalty corner at the 13:30 mark. Aline Fobe scored off a pass from Bryn Bain on the corner push to give Michigan the early advantage. The home team led at the half, 1-0.

The Hawkeye offense applied pressure in the early moments of the second half. The visitors recorded three shots and two penalty corners in the first six minutes but were unable to tie the score.

Michigan extended its lead to 2-0 on a goal by Rachael Mack at the 59:55 mark. Axelle Wouters was credited with the assist. The Wolverines shut out the Iowa offense in the final ten minutes to earn the 2-0 conference win.

Junior goalkeeper Kathleen McGraw recorded six saves to lead the Iowa defense.

Iowa (8-3, 1-2) continues action next weekend when it travels to Ohio for two games. The Hawkeyes will face Ohio State in a conference battle Oct. 8 at noon (CT) before traveling to face Ohio in a non-conference contest Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. (CT).

MICH (8-3, 1-1) 1 1 2
IOWA (8-3, 1-2) 0 0 0
MICH Aline Fobe (Bryn Bain) 13:58/1st
MICH Rachael Mack (Axelle Wouters) 59:55/2nd
Shots Iowa 5, Michigan 11
Penalty Corners Iowa 3, Michigan 8
Saves Kathleen McGraw (Iowa) 6