Hoosiers Suffer 4-3 Setback to No. 15 Michigan
Oct. 19, 2012
Bloomington, Ind. - After enduring a contest that featured three lead changes and sat tied two times throughout regulation, the Indiana field hockey team eventually fell 4-3 to the hands of visiting No. 15 Michigan at the IUFH Complex this evening.
Despite being outshot 21-7, the Hoosiers (8-7, 0-5 B1G) scored on three of their four shots on goal for a healthy .429 shot percentage.
Nicole Volgraf, Danielle McNally and Emily Bowker each netted goals against the Wolverines, while Morgan Fleetwood picked up a pair of assists and Gaby Olshemski and Bowker earned assists on the attack as well.
Through the first half, the Wolverines jumped to a 2-0 lead, but the Hoosiers offense came alive and scored two unswered to tie the game not long after returning to the field after the break. In the 42nd minute, Olshemski manuvered her way to the right side of the circle where she found Bowker just left of the U-M goalkeeper. Her pass succesfully found Bowker, who would tap the ball into the back of the net to bring the Hoosiers within one.
Just two minutes later, McNally tied the contest after deflecting a shot by Fleetwood on the penalty corner to bring the score to 2-2.
The Wolverines regained their lead moments later in the 45th minute, but again IU had an answer. After Fleetwood intercepted a pass near the top of the circle, Volgraf broke free on the left side and used Fleetwood's pass to tie the contest at three goals apiece.
The Wolverines broke the tie with their fourth goal in the 53rd minute of play, which eventually became the game-winner as Michigan escaped Bloomington with a 4-3 win.
Indiana will return to the IUFH Complex this Sunday, Oct. 19 when they host Villanova. Game time is slated for Noon ET.
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