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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...

Iowa midfielder/forward Ellie Holley attempts to score a goal during the Iowa Field Hockey Big Ten/ACC Challenge game against Wake Forest on Aug. 27, 2021 at Grant Field. Iowa defeated Wake Forest 5-3.

No. 2 Iowa field hockey earns first conference win of the season

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter September 19, 2021

No. 2 Iowa field hockey started the Big Ten regular season in style, taking a comfortable victory over the Indiana Hoosiers Friday afternoon. The Hawkeyes won, 3-0, courtesy of goals from fifth-year...

Iowa midfielder/forward Ellie Holley attempts to score a goal during the Iowa Field Hockey Big Ten/ACC Challenge game against Wake Forest on Aug. 27, 2021 at Grant Field. Iowa defeated Wake Forest 5-3.

No. 2 Iowa field hockey to kick off Big Ten play against Indiana

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter September 16, 2021

Hawkeye field hockey took care of business to begin the 2021 fall season, as Iowa went 6-0 through its nonconference slate, outscoring its opponents, 33-4. Through four weeks of the season, Iowa...

Field hockey freshman Annika Herbine shines in Black and Gold

Field hockey freshman Annika Herbine shines in Black and Gold

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter September 14, 2021

Iowa field hockey retained all its 2020-21 senior class for the 2021-22 season. To compete this year, midfielder Nikki Freeman and forwards Emily Deuell, Maddy Murphy, and Ellie Holley are using the...

Iowa defender Anthe Nijziel passes the ball during the second quarter of a field hockey game against Maryland on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at Grant Field. The Hawkeyes defeated the Terrapins, 3-0.

No. 2 Iowa field hockey coasts to win against Saint Louis

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter September 12, 2021

For the fourth straight match, No. 2 Iowa field hockey posted a shutout win. Two days after taking down Ohio, 8-0, Friday night, nine different Hawkeyes scored in Iowa’s 10-0 win at Grant Field...

Iowa midfielder/forward Ellie Holley runs after the ball to gain possession during the Iowa Field Hockey Big Ten/ACC Challenge game against Wake Forest on Aug. 27, 2021 at Grant Field. Iowa defeated Wake Forest 5-3.

Quick start helps No. 2 Iowa field hockey down Ohio

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter September 10, 2021

No. 2 Iowa field hockey continued its winning ways Friday, taking down the Ohio Bobcats, 8-0, at Grant Field in Iowa City to move to 5-0 on the season. Iowa’s offense was relentless early in the...

Iowa midfielder Esme Gibson runs down the field with the ball during the second quarter of a field hockey game against Maryland on Friday, April 2, 2021 at Grant Field. The Hawkeyes were defeated by the Terrapins, 1-0.

No. 2 Iowa field hockey set for home matchups with Ohio and Saint Louis

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter September 9, 2021

Iowa field hockey checked in at No. 2 in this week’s National Field Hockey Coaches Association poll, marking the second time in as many seasons the Hawkeyes have risen to No. 2 in the NFHCA rankings. Iowa...

Iowa defender Anthe Nijziel passes the ball during the second quarter of a field hockey game against Maryland on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at Grant Field. The Hawkeyes defeated the Terrapins, 3-0.

Iowa field hockey finds offensive chemistry

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter September 7, 2021

Throughout the Lisa Cellucci era for Iowa field hockey, the Hawkeyes’ defense has consistently been its main strength. Anchored by reigning Big Ten Player and Defensive Player of the Year Anthe...

The Iowa Hawkeyes and the North Carolina Tar Heels fight for the ball during the Iowa field hockey game against North Carolina on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Tar Heels 3-1.

No. 3 Iowa field hockey finds success in Boston

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter September 5, 2021

After a victory against No. 1 North Carolina in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, Iowa field hockey went to the east coast this weekend with high expectations. And the Hawkeyes maintained their undefeated...

Iowa forward/midfielder Maddy Murphy runs down the field with the ball during the Iowa Field Hockey Big Ten/ACC Challenge game against Wake Forest on Aug. 27, 2021 at Grant Field. Iowa defeated Wake Forest 5-3.

No. 3 Iowa field hockey looking to build off strong start to season

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter September 2, 2021

No. 3 Iowa field hockey will hit the road this weekend to head to Boston as the Hawkeyes continue their nonconference slate. With two ranked victories in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, the Hawkeyes...

Iowa forward/midfielder Maddy Murphy tries to get position of the ball during the Iowa Field Hockey Big Ten/ACC Challenge game against Wake Forest on Aug. 27, 2021 at Grant Field. Iowa defeated Wake Forest 5-3.

No. 3 Iowa field hockey topples No. 1 North Carolina at home

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter August 29, 2021

Iowa field hockey’s Grant Field was packed to the brim on Sunday morning as the No. 3 Hawkeyes took on No. 1 North Carolina in a rematch of the NCAA Final Four. With 814 supporters at the final...

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