No. 2 Iowa Blanks Michigan State

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The No. 2 University of Iowa field hockey team defeated Michigan State, 2-0, Sunday afternoon at Grant Field.

The Hawkeyes held the Spartans shotless up until the fourth quarter for their fifth consecutive victory of the season.


Iowa came out aggressive taking eight shots with five shots on goal forcing the Spartans’ goalie to make four saves before junior Makenna Maguire notched the first goal of the day with an assist from freshman Alex Wesneski.

The Hawkeyes continued to hold Michigan State without a shot and leading, 1-0, into the half.

Out of halftime, Iowa had four shots while still holding the Spartans shotless, but the score remained 1-0.

In the fourth, sophomore Sofie Stribos shot the final goal assisted by junior Anthe Nijziel which sealed the win for the Hawkeyes.


“We feel we have a team that can dominate in most games because we have skill in every line and we play a possession style base of hockey. We feel we have that ability and to do it game after game has been fantastic. Today was a little bit tough, obviously Michigan State made some tweaks from Friday, but we still controlled the momentum and tempo of the game.”


  • Sophomore Sophie Stribos recorded her second goal of the season.  
  • Junior Makenna Maguire’s goal was her first of the season. 
  • Iowa outshot Michigan State, 16-2.
The Hawkeyes will take on Maryland on Friday, April 2 at 4 p.m. (CT) and Sunday, April 4 at 11:30 a.m. (CT) at Grant Field.