No. 20 Iowa Takes No. 2 UNC to the Wire

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The 20th-ranked University of Iowa field hockey team took second-ranked North Carolina to the wire, but fell in overtime, 2-1, on Sunday in Big Ten/ACC Challenge action.
Iowa jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, scoring on a penalty corner in the 30th minute. Sophomore Maddy Murphy found the back of the goal with a shot from the left side. It marked her second goal of the season. Freshman Lokke Stribos was credited with the assist.
Iowa held the lead until the 62nd minute when North Carolina scored on a shot that deflected off the left post.
Eight minutes and 27 seconds into overtime North Carolina sealed the win off a penalty stroke to move to 2-0 on the season.
“The fight and resiliency of our team today was something to see,” said Cellucci. “We had opportunities to finish in overtime, and we will watch film and learn from them so our future opportunities are executed. We are walking out of Chapel Hill with our heads high as we got better today.”

  • Maddy Murphy scored her second goal in as many games.
  • Freshman Lokke Stribos registered her first point as a Hawkeye with an assist on Murphy’s goal.
  • Junior goalkeeper Leslie Speight registered a career-high nine saves.


  • No. 20 Iowa: 1-1  
  • No. 2 North Carolina: 2-0

Iowa returns to Grant Field on August 31 with a 3 p.m. (CT) contest against Dartmouth. The game will be streamed live on BTN Plus.