Nov. 6, 2009
EAST LANSING, MI - - The University of Iowa field hockey team lost at Michigan State Friday, 5-1, in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament. The loss ends Iowa's tournament record ten-match winning streak.
"We had a good second half but it was not enough," said Head Coach Tracey Griesbaum. "We dug ourselves too big of a hole. Meg (Beamesderfer) had a good game and so did Tricia (Dean) and Sarah (Drake). I was proud of how we came out in the second half."
The top-seeded and regular season league champions scored four first-half goals and led at the break, 4-0. In the second half, the Black and Gold came out firing and put the pressure on the Spartans. Senior Tricia Dean scored for Iowa off a corner in the 46th minute to make the score 4-1. Junior Sarah Pergine was credited with the assist.
The Hawkeyes kept the pressure on and controlled much of the second half but were unable to push across another score. No. 8 Michigan State added a late goal to defeat Iowa, 5-1.
Today's match ends Iowa's run of three-straight Big Ten Tournament titles.
GAME SUMMARY MSU (16-3) 4 1 - - 5 IOWA (9-10) 0 1 - - 1
MSU Manouk Vernij (Angie Lucik, Joelle van Ierland) 4:19/1st MSU Floor Rijpma (Jantine Steinmetz) 15:54/1st MSU Jeamie Deacon (Chantae Miller, Joelle van Ierland) 21:06/1st MSU Adelle Lever (Manouk Vernij) 32:03/1st IOWA Tricia Dean (Sarah Pergine) 46:32/2nd MSU Manouk Vernij (Floor Rijpma) 62:44/2nd
Shots - Iowa 9, Michigan State 11 Penalty Corners - Iowa 8, Michigan State 5 Saves - Kathleen McGraw (Iowa) 3; Elissa Unger (Michigan State) 7