Michigan tops Iowa 3-2 in Game 2
Nov. 4, 2005
IOWA CITY, Iowa - After an exciting overtime finish in Game 1 for Indiana, Michigan and host Iowa met for anothertightmatchup. The Wolverines' defense proved too staunch for the Hawkeyes, yeilding only six shots while their offense turned up the second-half heat for two scores in the second stanza.
With a 2-1 lead in hand, the Wolverines were deep in scoring territory when they were awarded a penalty stroke with 14:38 left in the game. Junior Kara Lentz took the shot and nailed it past Iowa goalie Lisa Munley for her third goal of the year to put the Wolverines ahead 3-1.
The close-fought contest was far from over. The Hawkeyes controlled the ball as time ran off the clock but struggled to gainmuch groundinside the striking circle. With 8:48 left on the clock, Iowa was awarded a penalty stroke, and freshman Lauren Pfeiffer capitalized for the Hawkeyes. She netted her eighth goal of the season and put the Hawkeyes within one.
Iowa had another huge opportunity to tie up the game with a penalty corner with less thansix minutes to play, but Michigan goalkeeper Beth Riley came up with her third - and possibly her biggest - save of the day to keep the Wolverines on top.
With under two minutes left in the first half, Michigan freshman Erin Dallas sent a shot sailing past the Hawkeyes' defense and into the back of the net for her ninth score of the year. Kristen Tiner claimed the assist for the goal that even the game at 1-all heading into the break.
The Hawkeyes jumped on the boardfirst in the second game of the Big Ten Tournament on Friday. Less than four minutes into the game, Iowa senior Debbie Burrell punched in a shot off a pass from Kelly Slattery to net her ninth goal of the seasonand give the Hawkeyes an early 1-0 lead.
The win sends Michigan to a semifinal contest with Big Ten Champion Penn State. The teams collide in Saturday's first match at 11:00 a.m.