Wake Forest Slips By Hoosiers, 2-1
Sept. 16, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana field hockey team wrapped up its challenging weekend on Sunday with a tough 2-1 loss at the hands of No. 5 Wake Forest at the IU Field Hockey Field. All of the scoring took place with a span of four minutes in the second half, with Danitra Castro doing the honors for the Hoosiers.
The two teams played even in the first half, with Wake Forest (5-2) hold a slight statistical advantage in penalty corners and shots.
The Demon Deacons got on the board first just less than ten minutes into the second half as Chelsea Cipriani took the pass from Michelle Kasold and got it by IU goalkeeper Haley Exner.
Just over two minutes later, the Hoosiers responded off a penalty corner. Kate O'Connell pushed the ball out to Meredith Brown at the top of the circle. Brown then left a pass for Castro at the top of the circle, who blasted it past the Wake Forest defense to tie the game at 1-1.
The game remained tied for less than two minutes before Regina Shannon scored her first goal of the season on a rebound from a penalty corner. Indiana continued to put pressure on the Demon Deacons over the remaining 20 minutes, but were not able to crack the Wake Forest defense.
The Hoosiers were only able to get three shots off in the game, with the only one on goal being the shot from Castro that beat the Wake keeper.
"We can take a lot of positives out of how we played this weekend," senior forward Kate O'Connell said. "We definitely took steps forward with how we played this weekend."
The Hoosiers will now head to Columbus, Ohio to start Big Ten play on Friday, Sept. 21 against Ohio State at 3 p.m. They will turn around and play Missouri State on Saturday in Columbus starting at noon.
"I think we are still in very good position for the start of Big Ten play this weekend," Indiana head coach Amy Robertson said. "We are right where we want to be with how we are playing right now."
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