Field Hockey Falls to Michigan in Semifinal Game
Nov. 2, 2012
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The Indiana field hockey team's run at the Big Ten Tournament came to a close this evening as the No. 7 seed Hoosiers fell to the No. 5 seed Michigan, 3-0, in the semifinal contest of tournament action in Iowa City, Iowa.
IU outmatched the Wolverines in both shots on goal and penalty corners in a solid effort against the No. 5 seed, but the Hoosiers could not find the back of the net on its nine attempts on goal. Morgan Fleetwood led Indiana's attack with six shots, four of which on goal, while Audra Heilman fired three in the game.
Goalkeeper Viki Green made three saves in the loss.
Through the first 35 minutes of regulation, the Hoosiers led in both shots and penalty corners, out-shooting the Wolverines, 11-3 and drew five corners compared to Michigan's two; however, Michigan put one of its three shots into the net during the sixth minute to give the Wolverines a 1-0 lead in the sixth minute of play.
Michigan eventually struck again on a penalty corner to take a 2-0 lead in the 40th minute and again on a shot in front of the goal in the 53rd minute of the contest.
The Hoosiers, who made it to the semifinal game for the first time since 2009, close out their season at 10-9.
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