DURHAM, N.H — The University of Iowa field hockey team beat Providence, 1-0, on Saturday behind Makenna Grewe‘s goal in the 52nd minute. The Hawkeyes have now won three games in a row and improved to 4-1 on the season.
HOW IT HAPPENED
In the first half, Iowa registered six shots with one on goal and three corners, but couldn’t push a goal across. Iowa held Providence without a shot for the first 46 minutes of the game. Grewe scored Iowa’s lone goal of the game off a deflection. Junior Katie Birch was credited with the assist.
For the game, Iowa only allowed one shot that was saved by goalkeeper Leslie Speight. The Hawkeye defense also only allowed one penalty corner.
QUOTING COACH CELLUCCI
“This was a hard fought victory. Providence had a great game plan and they are a skilled team. We played great team defense and continued to chip away until we broke through.”
- Seven different Hawkeyes recorded a shot against Providence.
- Junior goalkeeper Leslie Speight registered her second shutout of the season. Speight has a .857 save percentage with 24 saves this season.
- Makenna Grewe has scored a goal in three straight games.
- Katie Birch has three assists in her last two games.
- Four Hawkeyes — Grewe, Birch, Maddy Murphy, and Sopie Sunderland — have scored at least three goals this season.
Iowa plays tomorrow at 12 p.m. (CT) against New Hampshire at Memorial Field. The game will be streamed on America East TV.