No. 19 Iowa Takes Down UC Davis, 5-1

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Oct. 27, 2013

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The 19th-ranked University of Iowa field hockey team defeated UC Davis Sunday afternoon on senior day at Grant Field, 5-1.

The Hawkeyes came out flying as Stephanie Norlander scored at the 8:30 mark to give Iowa the lead. Norlander redirected a shot from Dani Hemeon to beat the UC Davis goalkeeper. Karli Johansen gave the home team a two-goal lead at the 27:04 mark scoring off a corner. Niki Schultheis and Marike Stribos assisted on the goal. Johansen struck again just before the end of the first half scoring on a penalty stroke to give the Hawkeyes a 3-0 lead heading into intermission. Iowa dominated the first 35 minutes of play out-shooting UC Davis, 16-1.

“I thought we did a really good job controlling the game in the first half,” said head coach Tracey Griesbaum. “Everyone contributed, it was a real team effort.”

Sophomore Natalie Cafone added to Iowa’s lead in the second half scoring an unassisted goal at the 44:42 mark. UC Davis fought back and scored at the 50:16 mark but it was Cafone once again, this time scoring her 19th goal of the season, to put Iowa up, 5-1.

“We need to use this game and the positives from Friday to propel us forward for the remainder of the season,” said Griesbaum.

The Hawkeyes return to action in their final game of the regular season Nov. 2 as they host Michigan State at Grant Field. Game time is set for 1 p.m. (CT).

UC Davis (4-12, 2-3) 0 1 1
#19 Iowa (11-6, 2-3) 3 2 5
Iowa Stephanie Norlander (Dani Hemeon) 8:30/1st
Iowa Karli Johansen ( Niki Schultheis, Marike Stribos) 27:04/1st
Iowa Karli Johansen (Penalty Stroke) 33:13/1st
Iowa Natalie Cafone 44:42/2nd
UC Davis Jamie Garcia 50:16/2nd
Iowa Natalie Cafone 55:07/2nd
Shots Iowa 22, UC Davis 8
Penalty Corners Iowa 13, UC Davis 4
Saves Kelsey Boyce (Iowa), 4