Sept. 2, 2012
The Missouri State field hockey team suffered their worst loss in 15 years on Sunday, as the 12th-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes defeated the Bears (0-3) by a 10-0 score before 198 fans in Iowa City, Iowa.
The game remained tied for the first 11:54 before the floodgates opened. Iowa’s Jessica Barnett scored the Hawkeyes’ first two goals in a six-minute span, the first off a rebound at 11:55 and the second off a penalty corner from just inside the circle.
Iowa’s Natalie Cafone, Aubrey Coleman and Marike Stribos each scored a goal to close out the first half, making MSU’s deficit 5-0.
The situation didn’t get much better in the second half. Iowa made the score 6-0 when Cafone got another shot past MSU goalkeeper Katie Mulloy about five minutes into the stanza, an unassisted goal into the far right corner. The Hawkeyes scored three more unassisted goals in the second half before Andrea Bain replaced Mulloy in goal with 15:24 remaining in the game. Stribos scored her second goal of the day off a penalty corner in the 59th minute to bring the final margin to 10-0.
Mulloy and Bain recorded save totals of 10 and one, respectively. Reiann Stoute picked up two defensive saves for the Bears.
Missouri State was out-shot 35-to-0 and gave up 19 penalty corners.
MSU hadn’t lost a game by at least a 10-goal margin since 1997, when Iowa defeated the Bears 11-0.
The team will return to action on Sept. 7 with a matchup against the Saint Louis Billikens in St. Louis, Mo.