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    Field Hockey Opens 2012 Season with Kent State and Vermont

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    Aug. 23, 2012

    GAMES 1-2: Indiana at Kent State (0-0)/vs. Vermont (0-0)
     Date Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 | Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012
     Time Noon ET | 2:30 p.m. ET
     Location Murphy Mellis Field (500) | Kent, Ohio
     Live Stats GameTracker vs. Kent State
    Game Notes IU vs. Kent State/VermontGet Acrobat Reader
     Social Media @IUFieldHockey

    FOR THE 13TH TIME
    The Indiana field hockey program opens up its 13th season this weekend with back-to-back contests on the road as they are set to make the 362-mile trip to Kent, Ohio. The Hoosiers start 2012 with Mid-American Conference opponent, Kent State, on Friday, August 24 at 12:30 p.m. ET before taking on Vermont, Sunday, August 26 at 2:30 p.m. ET. 

    IU faces the Kent State for just the third time in the program's 13-year history, with Indiana owning a 2-0 advantage in the all-time series. The Hoosiers' meeting with Vermont will be the first between the two squads and is only one of two first-time opponents (Lock Haven) slated on the 2012 schedule. 

    HOOSIER NOTABLES
    Sophomore Audra Heilman has been named to the U.S. Field Hockey U21 squad that will compete at the Junior World Cup next year, announced by USA Field Hockey on July 17.
    Hannah Boyer, Morgan Fleetwood and Audra Heilman are among Big Ten Players to Watch for the 2012 season, announced by the league on Aug. 22. Boyer was an integral part of the Hoosiers' backfield last season. The redshirt-junior defender started in all 17 games last season and was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team and NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad. Fleetwood, a Second Team All-Big Ten selection in 2011, played in all 17 contests, where she amassed a team-high 68 shots, 42 of which on goal, and tallied 27 points for IU. Heilman started in every contest last year and was a Big Ten All-Tournament Team selection. The sophomore scored six goals on 17 shots to pace the Hoosiers with her .353 shooting percentage in 2011. The Easton, Pa. native was also recently selected as a member of the U.S. Field Hockey U21 squad.
    Thanks to an impressive 2011 campaign, Fleetwood is looking to move up the ranks in several program records this season. She currently ranks eighth all-time for career assists (12) and second in points (77) behind only Lydia Scott's (`06) 104 accumulated in her career. Fleetwood has already moved to the top of the all-time career shots record (212) and also owns the program's most points in a single season (36, 2009) as well as shots in a season (89, 2009).
    The Hoosiers welcome five new faces to the 2012 squad.
    IU's international touch to the 2012 roster features freshman Karen Gomez from Terrassa, Spain, sophomore Amanda Bennison from Poynton, England and sixth year senior Viki Green from Belfast, Northern Ireland.

    IU SPLITS PRESEASON SCRIMMAGES
    The Hoosiers split a pair of preseason scrimmages, falling 3-0 at Louisville before returning home to capture a 4-2 win over visiting Miami (Ohio).

    In Louisville, Morgan Fleetwood led IU's offensive efforts with two shots on goal, while Caitlin Bearish, Nicole Volgraf, Audra Heilman, Danielle McNally and Gaby Olshemski each tallied one shot on goal apiece. 

    In Bloomington, IU outshot its opponent 17-10, eight of which were on goal and four found their way between the posts. Emily Bowker, Gaby Olshemski, Rachel Stauffer and Mariella Grote each tallied a goal apiece in the contest, while Nicole Volgraf and Audra Heilman were credited with assists. Maggie Olson picked up the win and made three saves on the day.


     

     


       

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