October 17, 2021

No. 1 Iowa Defeats No. 19 Ohio State, 3-0


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Top-ranked Iowa scored three times in a six-minute span during the fourth quarter to pull away for a 3-0 victory over No. 19 Ohio State on Sunday afternoon at Grant Field in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes are 16-0 on the season while the Buckeyes fall to 7-7.

The Short Story
Ohio State went toe-to-toe against the nation’s top team for over 50 minutes on Sunday, but Iowa scored twice off penalty corners and once more on a redirect to create the breathing room they needed in an otherwise closely contested game.

Iowa Anthe Nijziel had a goal and an assist on the afternoon while Maddy Murphy, who scored the third goal of the day, also finished with three points (1G, 1A).

How the Goals Were Scored

  • The Hawkeyes’ first goal came in the 51st minute on their eighth penalty corner of the day. It was a deflected into the goal by Nikki Freeman off an Anthe Nijziel shot from the top of the circle.
  • Less than two minutes later, Iowa was awarded another penalty corner and cashed in once again as Nijziel found the back of the cage off assists from Annika Herbine and Lieve Schalk.
  • Iowa’s third goal came with less than four minutes remaining when Maddy Murphy redirected a Nikki Freeman shot past Ohio State goalie Abby Danson.

 This and That

  • Sophomore goalie Abby Danson started for the third straight game and finished with seven saves. For the weekend, she stopped 17 total shots.
  • The Buckeyes’ two shots came off the sticks of Leanne Bough and Sarah Charley, respectively.
  • Sunday’s game was Ohio State’s seventh this season against a ranked opponent.
  • Four of those seven opponents were ranked inside of the top-10.
  • The shutout for Iowa was its nation-leading 11th of the season.
  • Sina Schwinn made season debut. The senior from Rheinbach, Germany played 30 minutes in the midfield.

Statistically Speaking
Shots: Iowa 18, Ohio State 2
Shots on Goal: Iowa 10, Ohio State 2
Penalty Corners: Iowa 10, Ohio State 3
Saves: Ohio State (Danson) 7, Iowa (McGuire) 2
Records: Iowa 16-0, 7-0; Ohio State 7-7, 1-4

What’s Next
Ohio State returns home for its final two regular season games at Buckeye Varsity Field next weekend. The Buckeyes host No. 5 Penn State (10-4) at 3 p.m. on Friday and No. 3 Rutgers (12-2) on Sunday at noon. Both games will be broadcast live on BTN.