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Iowa Olympic Sports Roundup: Field hockey, volleyball up, soccer down

Two teams went 2-0 over the last week, one team went 0-2.

The Daily Iowan/Joseph Cress

Depending on which Hawkeye non-revenue teams you’re the biggest fan of, last week was either a great time or a bad time for you. You could’ve seen two wins, or two losses.

Because you already know who won based on the headline/subhead on this here post, read on to find out how each team won or lost, and what’s coming down the pipeline as we inch closer and closer to postseason play.

Field Hockey

Ah, the good ol’ “schedule Central Michigan and UC Davis in the middle of the Big Ten season” trick. This break in league play gave Iowa two wins by a combined score of 16-0.

Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week Natalie Cafone, Sophie Sudnerland, and Chandler Ackers netted a pair in the 11-0 win over Central Michigan. Another note — the Hawkeyes outshot that opponent 28-2. Woof. The UC Davis game didn’t have as much scoring, but a 22-3 shot advantage and another pair of goals from Cafone was enough.

Iowa takes on Northwestern and Michigan on the road Friday and Sunday at 3 p.m. and 12 p.m., respectively.


BIG TEN WINS, WOOHOO! The Hawkeyes welcomed Purdue and Indiana into town over the weekend, notching a 3-2 win Friday and a 3-0 win Saturday to move to 14-4 overall and 4-2 in conference. Meghan Buzzerio led the Hawks with 21 kills over the two matches.

The Hawks have already won more Big Ten games than they did last year (2-18, yikes) which is obviously great news. Maryland and Ohio State are on the schedule Friday and Saturday, with both games scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

Let’s keep racking up those wins because, unfortunately, what you’re about to read isn’t super joyful.


And by isn’t super joyful, I mean depressing. Soccer lost at Minnesota Thursday and at Wisconsin Sunday. Those scores were 1-0 and 3-0, respectively.

Iowa is now 7-8 on the year and 1-4 in conference play. Sigh.

Northwestern is in town Thursday and Illinois on Sunday. Those contests are at 7 and 1 p.m., respectively.