Field Hockey Prepped for No. 18 Iowa, Pacific
Oct. 9, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana field hockey team hits the road this weekend for a pair of games in Iowa City, Iowa where they will take on No. 18 Iowa on Friday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. ET before competing in a neutral site contest with Pacific on Satuday, Oct 12 at 3 p.m. ET.
LAST TIME OUT
The Hoosiers nearly came back against the Spartans in Friday’s contest. Facing a 4-1 deficit with just 12 minutes remaining, Indiana netted two goals in three minutes to pull within one. A penalty corner with just over a minute to play presented a scoring opportunity for the Hoosiers, but IU was unable to convert, falling the MSU by a score of 4-3.
Sydney Supica paced the IU attack with her first multi-goal performance of her career. Danielle McNally scored once for the Hoosiers, while Hannah McDermott and Mollie Getzfread each earned a pair of assists.
Indiana traveled to Louisville for a non-conference tilt on Sunday, Oct. 6. The Hoosiers were unable to put one on the scoreboard as they suffered a 3-0 loss to the No. 17-ranked Cardinals.
Despite the loss, Maggie Olson set a new personal single-game career high with 11 saves, surpassing her previous best effort of nine in a single contest.
IOWA ON DECK
The No. 18-ranked Hawkeyes are currently 6-5 on the year and 0-2 in Big Ten conference play under 14th-year head coach Tracey Griesbaum. Iowa is led by Natalie Cafone’s 23 points on the season. She also leads the Hawkeyes in both goals and assists.
LOOKING AT PACIFIC
Indiana is slated to take on Pacific in a neutral site contest on Saturday, Oct. 12. The Hoosiers are 4-0 all-time with the Tigers and have not competed with Pacific since the 2009 season when IU shutout the Tigers 3-0 in Bloomington.
Currently, Pacific sits at 3-8 on the season with a 1-2 record in Nor-Pac action under first-year coach, Andy Smith. Emily Tregoning leads the Tiger’s with nine points this season and is tied for a team-best three goals with teammate Melissa Maultsby.
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