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Iowa celebrates a goal during the first quarter of a field hockey game between Iowa and Penn State on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, at Grant Field. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 4-0.

No. 1 Iowa field hockey topples No. 2 Michigan in penalty shootout

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter October 15, 2021

For the first time in Iowa field hockey history, fans rushed Grant Field following the No. 1 Hawkeyes’ win over No. 2 Michigan Friday afternoon. Iowa and Michigan came into the matchup undefeated...

Iowa forward Leah Zellner blocks Michigan fullback Halle ONeil during the fourth quarter of the Big Ten field hockey tournament semifinals between No. 5 Iowa and No. 1 Michigan on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Grant Field. With five minutes left of the game, Iowa pulled their goalkeeper to replace the position with another player on offense. The Hawkeyes were defeated by the Wolverines, 0-2. Michigan will go on to play against No. 7 Ohio State in the championships on Saturday.

No. 1 Iowa field hockey to host No. 2 Michigan at Grant Field

October 14, 2021

No. 1 Iowa field hockey will have its biggest test of the season so far against No. 2 Michigan this weekend. The 11-0 Wolverines and the 14-0 Hawkeyes are the final remaining undefeated Division...

Holley, Iowa field hockey in pursuit of history

Holley, Iowa field hockey in pursuit of history

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter October 12, 2021

Ellie Holley has never been much of a goal-scorer. Before Iowa field hockey’s 2021-22 campaign kicked off, the fifth-year senior midfielder had never scored more than four goals in a season. This...

Iowa forward/midfielder Maddy Murphy runs the ball down the field during the Iowa Field Hockey game against Ohio University on Sep. 10, 2021 at Grant Field. Iowa defeated Ohio, 8-0.

No. 1 Iowa field hockey coasts to wins in Michigan

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter October 10, 2021

No.1 Iowa field hockey coasted to two wins against Michigan State and Central Michigan this weekend, moving to 14-0 on the season. The Hawkeyes dominated Big Ten foe Michigan State, 5-0, on Friday...

Iowa forward Maddy Murphy celebrates a goal during a field hockey game between Iowa and Central Michigan at Grant Field on Friday, September 6, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Chippewas, 11-0.

No. 1 Iowa field hockey travels to Michigan for two matchups

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter October 7, 2021

Iowa field hockey faced one of the most difficult two-game stretches on its 2021-22 schedule last weekend. The Hawkeyes traveled to the east coast to take on then-No. 6 Rutgers and then-No. 7 Maryland....

Iowa forward Ciara Smith runs the ball down the field during the Iowa Field Hockey game against Ohio University on Sep. 10, 2021 at Grant Field. Iowa defeated Ohio 8-0. (Casey Stone/The Daily Iowan)

Smith adds depth to Iowa field hockey’s roster

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter October 5, 2021

Iowa field hockey’s offense has scored 47 goals in just 12 games this season, putting the ball in the net nearly four times per contest. Senior forward Ciara Smith has boosted Iowa’s offensive...

Iowa forward/midfielder Maddy Murphy runs the ball down the field during the Iowa Field Hockey game against Ohio University on Sep. 10, 2021 at Grant Field. Iowa defeated Ohio 8-0.

No. 1 Iowa field hockey remains undefeated after east coast road trip

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter October 3, 2021

No. 1 Iowa field hockey stepped up on the east coast this weekend, taking home two ranked victories to move to 12-0 on the season. The top-ranked Hawkeyes got a pair of 2-1 victories against No.6...

The Iowa Hawkeyes huddle together before the Iowa Field Hockey game against Ohio University on Sep. 10, 2021 at Grant Field. Iowa defeated Ohio 8-0. (Casey Stone/The Daily Iowan)

No. 1 Iowa field hockey ready for road trip to east coast

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter September 30, 2021

For the first time in the history of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Poll, Iowa is ranked first. The Hawkeyes rose to No. 1 in NFHCA rankings Sept. 28, following two home victories...

Iowa midfielder Ellie Holley works to move around a Penn State defender at Grant field on Friday Sept. 24, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 1-0.

No. 2 Iowa field hockey sweeps No. 6 Penn State

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter September 26, 2021

No. 2 Iowa field hockey swept No. 6 Penn State this weekend, with a 4-0 win over the Nittany Lions Sunday afternoon. The Hawkeyes took down the Nittany Lions, 1-0, Friday night in the first game...

Iowa midfielder Lokke Stribos hits the ball after receiving the penalty corner shot during the second quarter of the Big Ten field hockey tournament quarterfinals against No. 4 Maryland on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Grant Field. The Hawkeyes defeated the Terrapins, 3-0. No. 5 Iowa will go on to play No. 1 Michigan tomorrow afternoon.

No. 2 Iowa field hockey tops No. 6 Penn State to remain undefeated

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter September 24, 2021

No. 2 Iowa field hockey won the battle of undefeated teams Friday night as it took a 1-0 victory over previously unbeaten No. 6 Penn State. Senior midfielder Lokke Stribos found the back of the...

Iowa forward Ciara Smith runs the ball down the field during the Iowa Field Hockey game against Ohio University on Sep. 10, 2021 at Grant Field. Iowa defeated Ohio 8-0. (Casey Stone/The Daily Iowan)

No. 2 Iowa field hockey looking to stay undefeated

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter September 23, 2021

No. 2 Iowa field hockey and No. 6 Penn State will square off twice this weekend at Grant Field in Iowa City. Both teams have yet to lose a game in 2021-22. “[The Nittany Lions] are super fit...

Iowa field hockey looking to contend in loaded Big Ten

Iowa field hockey looking to contend in loaded Big Ten

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter September 21, 2021

In one of its most dominant seasons to date, the Big Ten Conference had a whopping eight teams ranked in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association’s top 25 poll on Sept. 14. Six of the eight...

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