Standford, Calif. – Pacific Field Hockey was back on the field for a designated home game at Stanford against No. 10 Iowa on Sunday, September 9. The Tigers battled, but fell to the Hawkeyes 6-0. The win improved Iowa to 3-2 and dropped Pacific to 2-3.
Iowa scored early, just over two minutes into the game with a goal by Marike Stibos. The shot was off a rebounded shot by Geena Lesiak. Just over ten minutes later the Hawkeyes made the score 2-0 after Dani Hemeon reached the back of the cage. The Hawkeyes would tack on two more to leave the score at 4-0 heading into halftime.
A bright spot for the Tigers was freshman goalkeeper Molly Macierz with a career-high 14 of her 28 saves in the first half. Pacific's defense held up from an attacking Hawkeye team with three team defensive saves one each from senior Doreen Stern, senior Emily Trudeau and junior Emily Tregoning. The defensive save by Trudeau leaves her just two back of the all-time Pacific career mark.
The Tigers would come out strong in the second half, but would give up a pair of scores to Aubrey Coleman to leave the score at 6-0.
The Tigers return to action for its first true road contest as they head to New Hampshire for three contests against Siena, New Hampshire and Maine.