No. 2 Iowa Drops Second Match to No. 8 Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. – The No. 2 ranked University of Iowa field hockey team (10-4, 5-3) fell in its final regular season game to No. 8 Northwestern (10-4, 5-3), 1-0, on Saturday afternoon at Lakeside Field.


The first half was a battle. Goalkeeper Grace McGuire lead the defense with big saves in big moments, but the match remained scoreless at half.

Out of half, late in the third quarter, Northwestern broke the silence and scored its lone goal to take the lead, 1-0.

Iowa’s offense put pressure on the Wildcats’ defense in the fourth quarter, but their shots couldn’t find the back of the cage leaving Northwestern with the win.


  • Grace McGuire registered 4 saves.
  • Iowa had 10 shots with five shots on goal.
  • This weekend is the only weekend Iowa has lost both games this season.

The Hawkeyes will host the Big Ten Tournament and take on the Terrapins in the first round on Wednesday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m. (CT) in Iowa City at Grant Field.