Weekend Preview: Hoosiers Travel to Louisville, Host Senior Day on Sunday
Oct. 24, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana field hockey team will conclude the regular season with a midweek road trip to No. 13 Louisville and then hosting Northwestern for Senior Day on Sunday. On Sunday, Meredith Brown, Haley Exner, Erin Isler, Kate O'Connell, Amanda Oyler and Margie Stoll will play their final home game when they take on the Wildcats at 1 p.m.
Indiana finally broke into the scoring column on Saturday with a 2-1 overtime victory against Stanford. Amanda Oyler scored the first goal to tie the game at one after the Cardinal scored three minutes into the game. At the end of regulation, the score was still tied and headed into a 7-on-7 over time session. As the first extra period came to a close, Haley Funk took a long outlet pass from Meredith Brown to create a 2-on-1 advantage for Indiana, as Katie Griswold joined her. After entering the circle and forcing the goalkeeper to play her, Funk dropped the ball off to her right for Griswold who finished the play for her fourth goal of the year and the game-winner.
The Hoosiers found out this week that two seniors, Haley Exner and Meredith Brown, have been selected to play in the 2007 NFHCA Division I Senior All-Star game on Nov. 17 at the University of Maryland. It marks the third consecutive season that two Hoosiers have been named to the team.
The Cardinals (13-5, 5-1 Big East) enter the week ranked 13th in the NFHCA Coaches Poll and are coming off a dominating 9-0 win over Georgetown last weekend to improve their winning streak to seven games. Also last weekend, Louisville downed Stanford by a score of 2-1 in overtime. Louisville has lost only one game at home this season, a 3-2 decision to Michigan on Sept. 14.
Allison Maffitt leads the Louisville offense with nine goals and 24 points, while Nicole Youman has eight and Janelle Avila has seven. Leading in the assist category is Lauren Shaeffer with eight and Maffitt and Youman have six apiece.
In goal for Louisville, Marie-Claire Heller has a 1.60 goals against average and has picked up 12 wins for the Cardinals this season.
Alex Quinn and Alison Bullock are the top goal scorers for Northwestern, both scoring six so far this season. As a team, Northwestern has scored just 23 goals while giving up 53 through 15 games. Quinn also leads the team with five assists.
In goal, Emily Kyle has seen majority of time there and has posted a 3.33 goals against average. Katie Lynch has appeared in three games and made two starts this year, allowing nine goals and making 22 saves.
Approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of Sunday's game with Northwestern, the six seniors on the IU field hockey team will be honored.
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