Spartans Two First Half Goals Down Hoosiers, 2-0
Oct. 20, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana field hockey team allowed two first half goals to No. 7 Michigan State on Sunday and were not able to get on the board themselves as they suffered the 2-0 loss at the IU Field Hockey Field.
Indiana falls to 6-8 overall and, 0-5 in Big Ten play while Michigan State improves to 13-4 overall on the year and 4-1 in the Big Ten.
Michigan State wasted little time getting on the board, as Charlotte Van der Laag scored her fifth goal of the season in the fourth minute on a shot from the top of the circle after Indiana goalkeeper Haley Exner tried to clear the ball.
The Spartans was able to get their second goal just before halftime from Amy Schneider on a deflected shot from a penalty corner.
The Hoosiers had a handful of opportunities in the game but were unable to capitalize on them. The best chance came late in the game on a penalty corner, as freshman back Brenna Moeljadi hit the left post.
The Hoosiers drew 10 penalty corners and out shot the Spartans, 13-9 but could not get the ball past Elissa Unger in the Michigan State goal, as she made five saves to earn the shutout. The shutout extends the Indiana streak to three straight games without a goal, the first time that has happened since the end of the 2001 season.
The Indiana defense did tighten up after allowing the early goal and still has not allowed an opponent to score more than two goals in any game this season.
With the game today, the Hoosiers will play four games between today and Sunday. The next game will be Monday, Oct. 22 at home against Stanford starting at 1 p.m.
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