ANN ARBOR, Michigan – The top-ranked University of Iowa field hockey team shutout No. 14 Michigan, 2-0, in the Hawkeye’s Big Ten opener Friday night at Phyllis Ocker Field Hockey Field. It was Iowa’s seventh shutout of the season, and third against a ranked opponent.
Iowa improves to 9-0 on the season and 4-0 against ranked foes. The Hawkeyes were outshot by Michigan 11-10, and Michigan attempted nine corners to Iowa’s one. The Wolverines had three shots on goal to Iowa’s seven.
Freshman Miranda Jackson’s fired in a goal at the 33rd minute, unassisted, to give the Hawkeyes the lead, after a scoreless first half of play.
Junior Alex Wesneski scored a Hawkeye insurance goal with five minutes left to play, unassisted.
No. 1 Iowa recorded its 7th shutout.
The Hawkeyes entered the weekend leading the country in shutouts per game (.75) and shutouts (6).
Sophomore Mia Magnotta recorded three saves, bringing her total to 18 on the season.
The Hawkeyes hold wins over the No. 1, No. 12, No. 14, No. 19 teams this season.
Jackson scored her fourth goal of the season and Wesneski her third.
The Hawkeyes lead the nation in goals with 41.
Iowa continues Big Ten play in Iowa City facing Ohio State at 3 p.m. (CT) on September 29 and Michigan State at noon on October 1st.