No. 12 Iowa Dominates Missouri State, 10-2
Sept. 18, 2011
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa field hockey team defeated Missouri State, 10-2, Sunday at Grant Field. The 12th-ranked Hawkeyes move to 7-1 with the victory and extend their winning streak to six games. Iowa has outscored its opponents 32-6 during its win streak.
The 10 goals against Missouri State Sunday mark the most the Hawkeyes have scored in a game since defeating Saint Louis, 12-0, on Sept. 19, 2009.
"We had contributions from a number of different players," said head coach Tracey Griesbaum. "We were offensive-minded today. It was very positive."
Missouri State struck first with a goal at the 4:11 mark, but Iowa answered, recording the next eight goals of the contest.
Sarah Drake scored at the 6:54 mark to tie the score. Corinne Allen gave the Hawkeyes the lead with her first career goal at the 24:50 mark. Moments later, Kim Scraper pushed the lead to 3-1 as she notched her conference-leading 14th goal of the season off a nice pass from Becca Spengler.
The Hawkeyes kept the offensive momentum going in the second half. Stribos scored three minutes into the half on another penalty stroke to make the score 6-1. At the 41:21 mark, Kelsey Mitchell tallied her first goal of the season to push the lead 7-1. Drake notched her second goal of the game on a back-handed shot in the 44th minute to make the score 8-1.
The Bears scored in the 53rd minute to make the score 8-2 before Iowa recorded the final two goals of the game. Aubrey Coleman converted the third penalty stroke for the Hawkeyes in the 55th minute and Spengler scored at the 57:05 mark to make the final score 10-2.
Iowa opens conference action next weekend when it hosts rivals Michigan State and Penn State in Iowa City. The Black and Gold entertain the Spartans Friday, Sept. 23, at 3 p.m. and the Nittany Lions Sunday, Sept. 25, at 1 p.m. Both matches will be held at Grant Field. Admission is free.