UI roundup: Hawks top OSU in field hockey


The 12th-ranked University of Iowa field hockey team earned a 4-2 win over Ohio State on Sunday in Columbus, Ohio.

The Hawkeyes improved to 10-5 overall and 3-3 in the Big Ten. Ohio State is 6-9 and 1-5.

"We played a solid game today and were able to get some early goals on the board, which gave us great confidence," Iowa coach Lisa Cellucci said. "We had a much greater defensive presence and that really helped generate our attack."

Stephanie Norlander, Chandler Akers, Natalie Cafone and Mallory Lefkowitz scored goals for Iowa. Dani Hemeon, Sara Watro and Norlander had assists.

Goalie Alexandra Pecora had three saves for the Hawkeyes.

• SOCCER: The Hawkeyes beat Purdue 3-1 in their final home match of the season at the Iowa Soccer Complex.

Cloe Lacasse scored twice, for her 39th and 40th goals of her career, to lead Iowa.

"For our seniors, it's invaluable for them to be able to win their final two games on their home field," Iowa coach Dave DiIanni said. "I'm happy for them, and I'm proud of their effort. It was a team effort, but our seniors led us in both games this weekend."

Emily Scott also scored for the Hawkeyes, and Lacasse, Bri Toelle and Corey Burns had assists.

Iowa is 11-4-1 overall and 6-3-1 in the Big Ten. Purdue is 6-10-1 and 2-9.

MEN'S GOLF: The Hawkeyes finished 11th with 289 strokes at the U.S. Collegiate Championship in Alpharetta, Ga.

Sophomore Carson Schaake led Iowa, finishing tied for 11th place with a 54-round total of 212.

"Carson did not have his best ball striking week by his standards," Iowa coach Tyler Stith said. "The best players find a way to get it done, and he continues to improve each tournament."

Team scores – 1. Texas 278-288-277—843; 2. Virginia 272-295-277—844; 3. LSU 296-279-282—857; 4. Wake Forest 288-284-286—858; 5. UCLA 287-294-279—860; 6. Auburn 286-289-286—861; 7. (tie) Georgia Tech 296-285-281—862 and Washington 290-290-282—862; 9. Texas A&M 281-289-293—863; 10. Clemson 294-290-284—868; 11. Iowa 291-289-289—869; 12. East Tennessee St. 286-292-297—875; 13. Stanford 283-293-300—876; 14. Oklahoma State 290-286-304—880; 15. Kent State 304-296-292—892.

Individual leaders – 1. Derek Bard (Va.) 66-71-64—201; 2. Denny McCarthy (Va.) 63-72-72—207.

Iowa (869) – 11. Carson Schaake 69-71-72—212; 19. Raymond Knoll 73-71-71—215; 46. Brian Bullington 73-77-70—220; 57. Ian Vandersee 76-71-76—223; 74. Nate Yankovich 77-76-80—233.


• VOLLEYBALL: The Hawkeyes earned their first Big Ten win of the season, beating Northwestern 3-2 Saturday night in Carver-Hawkeyes Arena. Iowa won 20-25, 25-23, 25-20, 23-25, 15-12 to improve to 9-10 overall and 1-7 in the Big Ten. Northwestern is 13-6 and 3-5.

Lauren Brobst had a season-high 20 kills for Iowa, while Jess Janota contributed 16 kills with a .324 attack percentage and Alessandra Dietz added 11 kills with a .348 percentage.

"It's the first match in Big Ten play where we've had multiple hitters contribute to our team offensively," Iowa coach Bond Shymansky said. "We knew that once we got a team performance, we were going to get a W. I am really proud of our group. It was a gutty win and the first of many."