No. 10 Hawkeyes Fall to Drexel

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Sept. 21, 2013

Box Score

KENT, Ohio. — The 10th-ranked University of Iowa field hockey team fell to Drexel, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at a rain-soaked Murphy-Mellis Field.

Drexel opened up the scoring with 27:22 remaining in the first period as Elise DiDonato scored on the backhand. Iowa battled back and forced a penalty stroke but Karli Johansen’s attempt went wide left.

After Meghan Plank put Drexel up by two early in the second half, the Hawkeyes battled back as Dani Hemeon scored off a corner to cut the lead in half. Hemeon fired the shot low and to the right to beat the Drexel goaltender.

“Dani’s goal was awesome,” said head coach Tracey Griesbaum. “That’s just how we plan it.”

The Hawkeyes controlled play most of the game, outshooting Drexel by 19 to 5. Additionally, the Hawkeyes earned nine corners to Drexel’s two.

Iowa will take on Kent State tomorrow in their final game of the road trip. Game time is set for 11 a.m. (CT).

Drexel (5-2) 1 1 2
#10 Iowa (4-3) 0 1 1
Drexel Elise DiDonato (Jenna Knouse) 7:38/1st
Drexel Meghan Plank 48:55/2nd
Iowa Dani Hemeon ( Niki Schultheis) 56:05/2nd
Shots Iowa 19, Drexel 5
Penalty Corners Iowa 9, Drexel 2
Saves Kelsey Boyce (Iowa), 1