Field Hockey

    Hoosiers Break Program Record In 11-0 Win Over Saint Louis

    Go Hoosiers! Audra Heilman (9) tallied three goals and three assists
    Go Hoosiers!
    Audra Heilman (9) tallied three goals and three assists
    Go Hoosiers!

    Sep 6, 2013

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - It was a historical day with plenty of firsts for the Indiana field hockey team this afternoon as the Hoosiers' offense exploded for 11 goals against visiting Saint Louis, setting a single-game program record in IU's 2013 home opener. The 11-goal effort surpasses Indiana's previous record of nine goals scored against Lindenwood on October 8, 2006.

    Seven different Hoosiers found the back of the cage, three of which with multiple-goal efforts, with Audra Heilman pacing the attack in record-breaking fashion. The junior earned her first career hat trick, becoming just one of seven Hoosiers to do so, and matched a single-game record with a career best three assists. The nine points by Heilman also set a new program record, exceeding Morgan Fleetwood's seven points tallied against Villanova on October 21, 2013.

    Morgan Dye scored a pair for Indiana, with her first career goal sneaking through in the 12th minute. Danielle McNally posted two goals as well, with hers occurring the 16th and 54th minute, respectively. Sydney Supica contributed with a goal and an assist, while Mariella Grote, Karen Lorite and Rachel Stauffer registered a goal apiece this afternoon.

    In total, the Hoosiers fired 26 of its 34 shots on goal and drew eight penalty corners. The Indiana backfield stymied the Billikins attack, limiting SLU to just 10 shots. Goalkeeper Maggie Olson successfully denied both of Saint Louis' shots on goal to help her to her first career complete-game shutout.

    Indiana took control early in the day and maintained momentum throughout the remainder of the contest. Lorite put the Hoosiers on the board early, tapping a pass from Heilman between the posts in the third minute.

    In the 12th minute, Dye broke free from the Saint Louis backfield and raced down the center of the pitch where she netted a breakaway goal to double Indiana's lead.

    Just four minutes later, Supica found an open McNally near the top of the circle to push the Hoosiers ahead three, and Dye's second goal of the game in the 24th minute gave Indiana a comfortable lead into the half.

    IU followed a superb four-goal first half with an even more impressive seven-goal outing the final 35 minutes. Heilman went unassisted in her first goal of the game, and Supica followed two minutes later with a goal that broke through the left side.

    In the 43rd minute, Dye fired at the SLU goal, but Heilman was nearby to corral the rebound and push it through to give Indiana a 7-0 advantage.

    Stauffer put IU up 8-0 in the 49th minute, and goals from McNally (54th minute), Heilman (61st minute) and Grote (63rd minute) helped Indiana to an eventual 11-0 win in the Hoosiers' home opener.

    Indiana will return to action this Sunday, Sept. 8 with a 1 p.m. home matchup with Radford.

     

     


     

     

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