Oct. 18, 2013
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The 18th-ranked University of Iowa field hockey team defeated Ohio State, 3-1, Friday afternoon at Buckeye Varsity Field.
“It was a solid game for us today,” said head coach Tracey Griesbaum. “We systematically went about the game with solid execution.”
The Hawkeyes (9-5, 2-2) started off fast as Natalie Cafone scored her 14th goal of the season at the 13:25 mark to put the Hawkeyes up early, 1-0. Cafone worked her way into the circle and shot back to the right to beat the Buckeye goalkeeper.
Ohio State fought back and tied the score just before the end of the first goal as Mona Frommhold netted her fourth goal of the season.
Cafone took matters into her own hands once again at the start of the second half scoring at the 40:37 mark. After working her way into the circle Cafone shot back to the left this time to beat the Buckeye goalkeeper for her 15th goal of the season.
“Natalie played very well,” said Griesbaum. “She provided the speed that was needed to break through their midfield line.”
Dani Hemeon followed that up with her 11th goal of the season scoring from the right side of the circle at the 54:56 mark. Cafone assisted on the play.
“Both Karli Johansen and Dani were steady in the midfield,” said Griesbaum.
The Hawkeyes return to action Sunday at Miami (Ohio). Game time is set for 11 a.m. (CT).
|Ohio State (4-9, 0-3)||1||0||1|
|#18 Iowa (9-5, 2-2)||1||2||3|
|Iowa||Natalie Cafone 13:25/1st|
|Ohio State||Mona Frommhold (Nina Laudahn) 30:49/1st|
|Iowa||Natalie Cafone 40:37/2nd|
|Iowa||Dani Hemeon 54:56|
|Shots||Iowa 15, Ohio State 8|
|Penalty Corners||Iowa 6, Ohio State 5|
|Saves||Kelsey Boyce (Iowa), 1|