Indiana Tops Pacific, 4-1
Oct. 12, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana field hockey team snapped its four-game losing skid with a 4-1 win over Pacific this afternoon in Iowa City, Iowa. The win pushes the Hoosiers over the .500 mark on the year (7-6) and improves Indiana’s record with the Tigers to 5-0 in the all-time series.
Indiana narrowly edged Pacific in shots (10-9) and shots on goal (6-5) and drew just five penalty corners to the Tigers’ 12, but the Hoosiers were able to capitalize on their opportunities and netted four goals on the attack from four different members on the squad. Indiana had goals from Corinne Karch, Mariella Grote, Danielle McNally and Audra Heilman, while McNally Sydney Supica and Rachel Stauffer chipped in with one assist apiece.
Maggie Olson made four saves on the day to improve her record to 7-6 on the season.
Indiana took an early lead just over three minutes into the game thanks to Karch’s first career goal off a pass from Supica.
Just four minutes later, Grote scored after deflecting a pass from McNally to put Indiana ahead, 2-0, and an unassisted goal off the stick of McNally pushed the Hoosiers ahead by three.
After the half, Pacific spoiled the Hoosiers’ shutout hopes with a goal in the 47th minute, but Indiana responded with a Heilman goal from Stauffer at 49:14 to set the score to 4-1. The score would hold through the remainder of the contest to give Indiana its seventh win of the year.
The Hoosiers will return to action on Friday, Oct. 18 when they host Northwestern at the IUFH Complex at 3 p.m.
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