Hawkeyes Notch Big Road Win at No. 18 OSU
Oct. 8, 2011
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The University of Iowa field hockey team blanked No. 18 Ohio State, 3-0, Saturday at Buckeye Varsity Field in Columbus, Ohio. Iowa, ranked 17th nationally, is 9-3 overall and 2-2 in Big Ten play. The win, which spoiled "Senior Day" for the Buckeyes, ends Ohio State's (8-6, 2-1) six-game win streak.
The match can be seen as a tape delay on the Big Ten Network tomorrow at 1 p.m. (CT).
"We were opportunistic," said head coach Tracey Griesbaum. "Our penalty corners were very effective. It was a great team win and we need to use the momentum for tomorrow's game."
Aubrey Coleman scored at the 24:51 mark to give the Black and Gold a 1-0 advantage. The sophomore notched her third goal of the season off a pass from junior Sarah Drake. The Hawkeyes led at the break, 1-0.
Iowa closed the door on the Buckeyes in the 53rd minute. Barnett notched her second score of the contest from the top of the circle on a corner. Lesiak and sophomore Niki Schultheis were credited with assists.
Junior goalkeeper Kathleen McGraw recorded 11 saves to lead the Iowa defense, recording her fifth shutout of the season.
Iowa (9-3, 2-2) continues action tomorrow when it travels to face Ohio in a non-conference contest at 11 a.m. (CT).