LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The sixth-ranked University of Iowa field hockey team fell in overtime to No. 5 Louisville, 3-2, on Sunday. The Hawkeyes hold a record of 11-4 (5-1).
HOW IT HAPPENED
The National Field Hockey Coaches Association tabbed Iowa’s matchup against Louisville as the week’s ‘game to watch’ when rankings were released earlier this week. The Hawkeyes and Cardinals did not disappoint.
Neither team netted a goal in the first period. Louisville struck first out the gate of the second period with a goal in the 16th minute. Iowa retaliated with a goal of its own from junior Maddy Murphy in the 24th minute. Murphy was assisted by sophomore Anthe Nijziel, who put a long pass from outside the circle up for Murphy to tip in.
Heading into the third period, competition was tied 1-1. Iowa gained the lead in the 40th minute with a goal from Lokke Stribos on one of Iowa’s three corners. Senior Sophie Sunderland and junior Ellie Holley were credited with assists.
The Hawkeyes held Louisville without another goal until the final seconds of the match. The Cardinals got a last second corner, netting a goal from senior Carter Ayars off a deflection. The score was tied 2-2 heading into overtime.
Both the Hawkeyes and Cardinals had possession in the overtime period. Iowa put up three shots, two of which were saved and one deflected off the goal post. Louisville gained possession and ended the game with a goal in the 68th minute.
HEARING FROM HEAD COACH LISA CELLUCCI
“Our team played fantastic from start to finish. The result was unfortunate, but I couldn’t be more proud of the Hawkeyes.”
- Junior Maddy Murphy put up her fourth goal of the weekend and tenth of the season. She leads Iowa in goals and total points (28).
- Sophomore Lokke Stribos moved up to second amongst the team in total goals (7).
- Junior Ellie Holley now ties for second on the team it total assists (8) with Maddy Murphy.
Iowa hosts Northwestern at Grant Field for its senior day on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 12 p.m. (CT). Admission is free.