Field Hockey

    Weekend Preview: Hoosiers Ready for Big Weekend

    Go Hoosiers! Margie Stoll
    Go Hoosiers!
    Margie Stoll
    Go Hoosiers!

    Sept. 13, 2007

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Coming off a shutout victory over in-state rival Ball State last weekend, the Hoosiers will look to continue their winning ways against Ohio University and Wake Forest University this weekend at the IU Field Hockey Field.

    Indiana will take on Ohio on Friday at 3 p.m. to start the weekend. On Saturday, Ohio will play Wake Forest at the IU Field Hockey Field at 2 p.m. Sunday will feature the Hoosiers and the Demon Deacons starting at 1 p.m.

    Ohio comes into the weekend ranked 12th in the latest STX/NFHCA Coaches Poll while Wake Forest is ranked fifth and is coming off a 6-1 victory over Radford on Wednesday.

    Hoosier Headlines
    • Following her second shutout of the season, Hoosier goalkeeper Haley Exner was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for the sixth time in her career. She has allowed just three goals this season, for a 0.67 goals against average and has made 17 saves.

    • The Hoosier defense has been outstanding right from the start this year. It has yet to allow a goal in the first half of a game, with all three goals allowed coming in the second half.

    • In the 8-0 victory over Saint Louis, senior midfielder Meredith Brown set an Indiana single-game record with three assists. The previous record was two, which had been done on 14 different occasions.

    Scouting Ohio
    • The Bobcats opened the season with a very demanding weekend of play at Michigan State. They opened the season with a 2-1 over No. 10 Duke followed by a 3-2 overtime loss to No. 6 Michigan State. The would quickly rebound to take a 4-2 decision over Ohio State and pushed their winning streak to three games before losing, 2-1 in overtime at Albany last weekend.

    • Torrie Albini leads the Bobcats in goals (7) and assists (2) for a total of 16 points while the next closest teammate, Estienne Coetzee, has four goals.



    • Jessie Martin has been solid in goal for the Bobcats, allowing just eight goals through six games with two shutouts.

    • Indiana leads the all-time series with the Bobcats, 2-0, following a 1-0 victory last year in Athens.

    Scouting Wake Forest
    • The Demon Deacons are coming off a very successful 2006 campaign that saw them advance all the way to the national championship game, before falling to Maryland. They return six starters from that team along with two of the top four goal scorers.

    • Chelsea Cipriani and Michelle Kasold both scored at least 13 goals last year, and Cipriani leads the team with three goals so far in 2007. Kasold, who scored the game-winner in the national semifinal game last year, scored her first goal of the season against Radford on Wednesday.

    • In goal, Crystal Duffield has allowed 10 goals in five games, but four of those games have come against teams currently ranked in the top 15 in the STX/NFHCA Coaches Poll.

    • Wake Forest leads the all-time series with the Hoosiers (3-0), but this game will be the first one contested on Indiana's home field.


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