Ball State drops home matchup against Hawkeyes

Junior Michaela Graney passes the ball inbounds in Ball State's Field Hockey match against Saint Francis University Aug. 26 at Briner Sports Complex. The Cardinals won 2-1 over Saint Francis in their season opener. Eli Houser, DN
Junior Michaela Graney passes the ball inbounds in Ball State's Field Hockey match against Saint Francis University Aug. 26 at Briner Sports Complex. The Cardinals won 2-1 over Saint Francis in their season opener. Eli Houser, DN

Ball State Field Hockey (4-4, 1-2 MAC) fell to Iowa (8-1, 2-0 B1G) 6-1 Sept. 26.

After the Hawkeyes scored first in the first quarter, Ball State equalized by way of first-year forward Fleur Knopert to go into the half tied 1-1. The assist came from fourth-year midfielder Angel Nkosi.

The goal would be the Cardinals' only of the match, coming from their only shot and only shot on goal.

Iowa controlled the game throughout with 28 shots, 17 on goal and five goals in the second half to run out winners.

Ball State's third-year goalkeeper Hannah Johnston notched 10 saves in the contest with 60 minutes plate.

Ball State Field Hockey continues Mid-American Conference (MAC) play against Central Michigan (1-8, 0-2 MAC) Sept. 30 at 3 p.m.

Contact Bella Bonilla with comments at isabella.bonilla@bsu.edu or on Twitter @bellabonilla14.

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