The eighth-ranked University of Iowa field hockey team earned a 4-1 win over Indiana on Friday at Grant Field in Iowa City. Junior Natalie Cafone and sophomore Stephanie Norlander each scored two goals, as the Hawkeyes improved to 6-2 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten.
Indiana is 7-1 and 0-1.
"This was definitely one of the most complete games we've played all year," Iowa coach Lisa Cellucci said. "We've always had a lot of confidence in our girls. We knew Indiana would be a tough team, but we were able to wear them down."
Stephanie Norlander was the first to strike for the Hawkeyes at the 1:47 mark, scoring from close range.
The Hoosiers evened the score at 1-1 in the 18th minute before Cafone took over. The Fairfield, N.J., native attacked Indiana's Maggie Olson with four shots before netting her fifth to give Iowa a 2-1 advantage going into halftime.
Cafone stretched the lead to 3-1 in the 52nd minute with her second goal of the game, and 13th score this season.
Norlander added her her second score of the game off a corner with just over 13 minutes to go in regulation. Chandler Ackers registered the assist.
• WOMEN'S TENNIS: Five Iowa singles players advanced to semifinals matches after the first day of the Furman Fall Classic in Greenville, S.C.
Flight one – Shelby Talcott (UI) def. Caroline Dailey (USC) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2.
Flight two – Morven McCulloch (UI) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FU) 6-0, 6-2.
Flight three – Courtney Colton (VU) def. Katie Zordani (UI) 6-2, 6-2.
Flight four – Carmen Blanco (UA) def. Annette Dohanics (UI) 7-5, 6-2.
Flight five – Ellen Silver (UI) def. Carola Pederzani (CU) 2-6, 7-5, 6-3.
Flight six – Anastasia Reimchen (UI) def. Daniela Ruiz (CU) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.
Flight seven – Montana Crawford (UI) def. Alejandra Gil (FU) 7-5, 7-5.
Flight one – Colton/Campbell (VU) def. Talcott/Dohanics (UI) 8-2; Speaks/Moreno (FU) def. Talcott/Dohanics (UI) 8-5.
Flight two – Cochran/Dailey (USC) def. Zordani/McCulloch (UI) 8-6; Olivarez/Lindl (UT) def. Zordani/McCulloch (UI) 8-6.
Flight three – Pederzani/Ruiz (CU) def. Reimchen/Silver (UI) 8-6; Reimchen/Silver (UI) def. Robinette/Leavell (VU) 8-2.
Flight four – Siles/Fosnacht (USC) def. Crawford (UI)/Dunn (UA) 8-1.