ALBANY, New York – Freshman Dionne van Aalsum’s third multi-goal game of the season led the seventh-ranked University of Iowa field hockey team to a 3-0 victory over Fairfield on Friday afternoon in a neutral site matchup at Alumni Turf.
Junior Annika Herbine gave the Hawkeyes the early lead 16 seconds into the game by scoring off a rebound right in front of the goal. van Aalsum extended the lead in the second quarter off an assist from fifth-year Sofie Stribos. She then ended the game with a goal in the 59th minute, unassisted.
Iowa’s defense only allowed 2 shots, none on goal, in its second shutout this season.
– Herbine scored her first goal of the season.
– Iowa recorded its second shutout in three games.
– van Aalsum has recorded two goals in each of her first three career games.
The Hawkeyes continue play in Albany, New York facing No. 19 UAlbany on Sunday at 11 a.m. (CT).