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Oct. 3, 2021 — Iowa 2, Maryland 1

POSTGAME That’s all for now; good day and good hockey

POSTGAME Maryland, for all of its individual brilliance and skill, now has two losses in Big Ten play — both, uncharacteristically, at home. Maryland needs to improve league positioning in order to have a good run in the conference tournament

POSTGAME A heck of a game by both sets of defenders, and it took exceptional finishing to find net today

FULL TIME The final score is Iowa 2, Maryland 1

59:33 Maryland gets the ball in a promising position but turns it over

58:50 Iowa takes its time and keeps the ball, moving to the corner flag

57:56 UMD GREEN Margot Lawn is sent off for two minutes

56:04 Maryland pulling Frost to put in an 11th outfielder; Mayv Clune is moving to a full-forward position

55:00 UMD PC Rose cranks it wide!

54:42 UMD PC Option-left almost finds Lawn at the low-post; will re-rack

54:00 Donnelly golfs a backhander that is deflected over the end line: 23M the result

53:07 UMD PC The hi-lo misses Donradt at the post; McGuire is down injured, but gets up after a minute

53:07 VAR REVIEW The question is whether Iowa committed a defensive foul in the circle; the call of a PC stands

51:03 UMD PC Terps run the same hi-lo they scored on to the opposite post, but Iowa clears

49:30 IOWA GOAL And just like that, it is the Hawkeyes striking back through Maddy Murphy; Iowa leads 2-1

47:26 UMD PC and GOAL Riley Donnelly’s drag flick is tipped in! It looks like Margot Lawn was in the area but it may have gone in off an Iowa leg. Game tied 1-1

46:28 IOWA PC Option-left defensed by Maura Verleg

46:20 IOWA PC Low shot saved by Frost: will re-rack

45:00 The final period is under way

END THIRD A testament to the defense: before that Zellner goal, the teams combined to put only three shots on frame

END THIRD The horn sounds three-quarter time with Iowa leading 1-0

44:49 IOWA GOAL A bouncing ball is corralled by the Hawks’ Leah Zellner and it goes in! Iowa leads 1-0

41:09 UMD PC 1-Up by Rose is defensed!

40:00 Full marks to the defenses which have been knifing in to take away passes

32:49 Rose chops a backhander that goes off the goalie pads and over the end line; 23M free-in for Maryland

30:00 The second half is under way

HALFTIME It’s a midfield stalemate thus far. Which team will send more players forward first in search of that breakthrough goal?

HALFTIME The horn goes with Iowa and Maryland tied 0-0

29:50 Holley arrives at the same time as the ball, but cannot get her stick on it

26:36 IOWA PC 1-up defensed; offensive foul on the Hawkeyes

26:25 IOWA PC Low pass intercepted but another corner is whistled

26:19 IOWA PC Shot is saved; next corner up

26:11 IOWA PC Option right is slung wide of cage; will re-rack

23:26 IOWA PC 1-Up is defensed!

23:14 IOWA PC Option left is defensed

22:10 Hope Rose tries the left wing for Maryland but cannot find Mayv Clune with the pass

20:30 Zellner frees her stick and pops a backhander over the goal

17:00 Nice through pass skips over Iowa forward Leah Zellner’s stick

15:00 The second quarter is under way

END FIRST The horn sounds with the sides goalless

10:00 Maryland bossing the possession but cannot penetrate the Rubik’s Cube that is the Iowa defense

6:30 Anna Castaldo is open in front but the diagonal tip skiffs past the post

1:00 Early chance by Maryland’s Kyler Greenwalt skips wide!

0:00 The game is on

PREGAME Iowa is in the all-black with gold numbers; Maryland is in the white tops and kilts and pink socks

PREGAME The teams are warming up under partly cloudy skies with temperatures around 77

PREGAME Iowa’s strength, however, is its defense. The Hawkeyes back line and goalkeeper Grace McGuire have given up a scant five goals all season

PREGAME Iowa is led by Ellie Holley, Maddy Murphy, and Nikki Freeman on the offensive end

PREGAME Maryland is led by Bibi Donradt, freshman Hope Rose, and transfer Julianna Tornetta

PREGAME Maryland is 7-3 this season, Iowa is 11-0

PREGAME Hello, and welcome to The Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex in College Park, Md. for this Big Ten Conference match featuring the top-ranked team in the land, Iowa, against host Maryland