Hoosiers Score Eight Goals in Win Over Saint Louis
Sept. 2, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Two days after suffering its first loss of the season, the Indiana field hockey team rebounded in a big way, scoring eight goals against Saint Louis to improve to 3-1 on the season. In the match for the Hoosiers, there were four different players that recorded their first career goals.
After Meg O'Connell scored off a rebound to give the Hoosiers its first goal, freshman Katie Griswold posted her first goal as a Hoosier in the eighth minute. She would add her second goal just six minutes later to give Indiana a 3-0 lead.
Amanda Oyler scored her first goal of the season off a penalty corner for the Hoosiers' fourth goal. Freshman Lena Grote found a loose ball in front of the goal and put it home for her first career goal. Junior Danitra Castro, who is the anchor of the Hoosiers' defense, recorded her first goal as a Hoosier off a penalty corner as well, giving Indiana a 6-0 lead.
The Indiana offense was still not done, as the team leader in goals, Kate O'Connell, scored her third goal of the season off a pass from the top of the circle on a penalty corner.
The final Indiana goal came off the stick of freshman Brenna Moeljadi, and once again, a penalty corner provided the opportunity.
Indiana starting goalkeeper, Haley Exner, played the first half and needed to make just one save as the defense for the Hoosiers was outstanding. Junior Jobi Manson replaced Exner in goal for the second half and did not face any shots as a result of the defense.
"I was really happy to see our team keep its intensity and focus for the whole game," Indiana head coach Amy Robertson said. "We were able to get everyone a lot of playing time, but they all came in and played well."
Prior to the match, Robertson was joined on the new field by Indiana Director of Athletics Rick Greenspan and IU Varsity Club Director, Scott Dolson, as part of the field dedication ceremony.
Indiana will play the third match of its five-match homestand on Saturday, September 8 when Ball State comes to Bloomington. Indiana scrimmaged Ball State prior to the start of this season and came away with a 5-3 victory.
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