Oct. 30, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. - - The University of Iowa field hockey team defeated No. 11 James Madison Friday on the campus of American University, 3-2.
"Today was a great team performance," said Head Coach Tracey Griesbaum. "The seniors played very well along with Sarah (Drake) and Geena (Lesiak) up front. This was a huge win for our season over a top-ranked opponent."
James Madison struck first in the 16th minute. Amy Daniel scored off a deflection to give the Dukes a 1-0 advantage. Moments later, the Black and Gold responded. Meghan Beamesderfer scored off a corner to tie the match. Tricia Dean and Sarah Pergine were credited with assists. The match was tied at one at halftime.
With less than five minutes remaining in regulation, James Madison was awarded a penalty stroke. Tori Lindsey converted to tie the match, 2-2.
As time expired, the Hawkeyes were awarded a penalty corner. After an initial shot by Dean was saved, Pergine collected the rebound and scored the game-winning goal for Iowa.
The Hawkeyes will close the regular season tomorrow at American University. The match is scheduled to begin at noon CT.
GAME SUMMARY JMU (11-7) 1 1 - - 2 IOWA (7-9) 1 2 - - 3
JMU Amy Daniel (Randi Segear) 15:32/1st IOWA Meghan Beamesderfer (Tricia Dean, Sarah Pergine) 16:26/1st IOWA Sarah Drake (Jess Werley) 51:29/2nd JMU Tori Lindsey (penalty stroke) 65:14/2nd IOWA Sarah Pergine (unassisted) 70:00/2nd
Shots - Iowa 14, James Madison 7 Penalty Corners - Iowa 8, James Madison 4 Saves - Kathleen McGraw (Iowa) 1; Kelsey Cutchins (James Madison) 6