IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa field hockey team (4-1, 3-1) fell to Michigan (2-0), 1-0, in its home opener at Grant Field on Friday afternoon.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Iowa outshot Michigan and attempted 13 shots, including seven shots on goal, but was unable to find the net.
The Hawkeyes held the Wolverines without a shot in the first quarter. Iowa came up empty on five shots of its own in the second quarter, and Grace McGuire saved a penalty stroke from the Wolverines to keep the game scoreless at half.
Out of halftime, Iowa picked up right where it left off with four shots in third quarter, holding the Wolverines to none.
In the fourth quarter, Michigan broke its silence and scored the eventual game-winning goal in transition. Iowa continued to apply pressure and took three penalty corners in the closing minutes, but Michigan withstood the rally and escaped with the win.
HEARING FROM HEAD COACH LISA CELLUCI
“We felt like we played the better game of hockey and dominated in every area except for the final third. We dominated statistically, we just did not execute. We have to find a way to put the ball in the cage, but every other part of our game we felt like we outplayed them.”
- Grace McGuire’s save was her third of the season.
- The loss was Iowa’s first of the season.
The Hawkeyes face the Wolverines one more time on Sunday, March 14, at noon at Grant Field in Iowa City, Iowa.