No. 5 Hawkeyes last on NIU’s list

By Todd McMahon

After two grueling months of facing some of the nation’s best, what better way for the NIU field hockey team to close out the home portion of its schedule than against another “giant.”

The Huskies and fifth-ranked University of Iowa close out Huskie Stadium for 1991 Sunday at 1 p.m. The game will also mark the last home hurrah for lone senior Pam Snavely.

NIU (5-9-1, 1-5-1) will be looking to rebound from last Sunday’s 2-0 heartbreaking loss to Ohio State in which the Huskies dominated Ohio State in every category but the final score.

It will take good ball movement to pull off the win against the Hawkeyes (13-1-1, 7-0). An added incentive for the Huskies will be to avenge the 6-0 victory by Iowa Oct. 5 at Iowa City.

“Iowa is strong,” Bell said. “They have the best ball movement in the Midwest. Obviously, we have set different goals for Iowa from those we had for last weekend. We’re hoping to hold them to three or four goals.”