Hoosiers Fall on Late Goal against Rutgers
Oct. 20, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana defense played a solid game, but could not convert offensive chances as the Hoosiers field hockey team gave up a goal late in the second half to fall 1-0 against Rutgers at the IUFH Complex on Sunday.
Maggie Olson played another sound game in the goal box as she saved nine shots in the contest to increase her Big Ten leading saves average.
The Hoosiers (7-8, 0-4) had a 4-3 shot advantage in the first half, but allowed Rutgers (9-6, 2-3) to gain a 10-5 shot differential in the second period. The last shot was the one that hurt the Hoosiers as Rutgers Katie Champion scored an open field goal with 1:14 remaining in the game to give Rutgers the 1-0 edge.
The Hoosiers could not take advantage of Rutgers drawing three yellow cards and one green card and managed three penalty corners in the game.
IU coach Amy Robertson said she liked the way the defense played, but thought the team needed to make better decision on the attack.
“I thought Maggie (Olson) played a phenomenal game in the goal for us,” Robertson said. “We had our chances today but have to do better on offense. We will keep on working and will have a definite sense of urgency about our last three games before the Big Ten Tournament.”
The Hoosiers take on Ohio State on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and return home Sunday to celebrate senior day as they take on Ball State at 1:00 p.m.
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