No. 15 Hawkeyes Overpower Field Hockey Bears, 7-1
Oct. 7, 2013
IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Missouri State field hockey team fell behind early and couldn’t recover against No. 15 Iowa on Monday (Oct. 7), as the Bears lost to the Hawkeyes by a score of 7-1.
Facing a 3-0 deficit with just over a minute left in the first half, sophomore Holly Scherer (Belmont, Ontario) got a slap shot past Iowa goalkeeper Alexandra Pecora and into the left side of the cage to cut the Hawkeyes lead to two goals. Liz Young (So., San Diego, Calif.) assisted on the score, Scherer’s third of the season.
However, Iowa (6-5) recovered in the second half, and increased its lead to 6-1 within the first seven minutes of the second stanza. Aubrey Coleman got things started with a goal just 3:40 into the half. Niki Schultheis and Dani Hemeon followed with goals in the 41st and 42nd minutes, respectively, to give the Hawkeyes their 6-1 lead.
Hemeon scored again with 12:19 showing on the clock to give the hosts their final 7-1 margin of victory.
Iowa wasted no time building its lead in the first period. Marike Stribos scored off a penalty corner just 1:11 into the match. Five minutes later, Kelsey Mitchell returned a rebound past MSU goalkeeper Katie Mulloy (Sr., Antioch, Ill.) for a 2-0 lead. Coleman scored from close range with 11:11 remaining in the first half for Iowa’s 3-0 advantage.
Iowa peppered the Bears (2-9) with shots all day with a 25-to-3 advantage, and recorded 16 shots on goal to Missouri State’s one. Mulloy made six saves in nine tries before being replaced by Andrea Bain (Sr., Victoria, British Columbia), who made three saves in seven opportunities.
The Bears (0-1 Mid-American Conference) return to action when they host MAC nemesis Ohio (3-7, 0-0 MAC) on Oct. 7 at Plaster Sports Complex. The match is slated for an 11 a.m. start.