Sept. 21, 2013
KENT, Ohio. -- The 10th-ranked University of Iowa field hockey team fell to Drexel, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at a rain-soaked Murphy-Mellis Field.
Drexel opened up the scoring with 27:22 remaining in the first period as Elise DiDonato scored on the backhand. Iowa battled back and forced a penalty stroke but Karli Johansen's attempt went wide left.
After Meghan Plank put Drexel up by two early in the second half, the Hawkeyes battled back as Dani Hemeon scored off a corner to cut the lead in half. Hemeon fired the shot low and to the right to beat the Drexel goaltender.
"Dani's goal was awesome," said head coach Tracey Griesbaum. "That's just how we plan it."
The Hawkeyes controlled play most of the game, outshooting Drexel by 19 to 5. Additionally, the Hawkeyes earned nine corners to Drexel's two.
Iowa will take on Kent State tomorrow in their final game of the road trip. Game time is set for 11 a.m. (CT).
|#10 Iowa (4-3)||0||1||1|
|Drexel||Elise DiDonato (Jenna Knouse) 7:38/1st|
|Drexel||Meghan Plank 48:55/2nd|
|Iowa||Dani Hemeon (Niki Schultheis) 56:05/2nd|
|Shots||Iowa 19, Drexel 5|
|Penalty Corners||Iowa 9, Drexel 2|
|Saves||Kelsey Boyce (Iowa), 1|