SENIOR DAY SATURDAY Saturday’s contest with No. 24 Ohio State will serve as the final home contest in the careers of both Morgan Fleetwood and Viki Green. The two will be honored prior to the game in part of the Hoosiers’ Senior Day activities.
Fleetwood has played in 71 games as a Hoosier and has recorded 43 goals and 110 points in her career – both represent new all-time program records. Her resume also includes two Second Team All-Big Ten nods, two Academic All-Big Ten honors, four NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad selections and a womensfieldhockey.com All-Rookie Team honor. Her season performance in 2009 brought her within one step of All-American status after earning Longstrength/NFHCA West All-Region Team accolades.
Green has played in 27 contests for the Hoosiers and has posted a 2.99 career goals against average with a .663 save percentage. Her two career shutouts ties for the fourth most in program history, and her 108 career saves puts her fifth all-time. Green’s seven victories in 2012 also tie the sixth most in a single campaign.
A LOOK AT THE BUCKEYES The No. 24-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes will enter Saturday’s contest with a 9-8 record and sit at 1-4 in conference play.
This weekend will serve as the 15th meeting between the two squads, with the Buckeyes leading the all-time series with a 9-5 mark. The Hoosiers have earned three of those wins within the friendly confines of the IUFH Complex. IU last faced OSU on Sept. 30, 2011, where IU took a 3-2 loss on the road. Morgan Fleetwood and Audra Heilman were responsible for the Hoosiers’ goals that afternoon.
RECAPPING LAST WEEKEND The Hoosiers went 1-1 at home last weekend with a loss to No. 15 Michigan and a 4-0 win over Villanova.
Against Villanova, Fleetwood paced the Hoosier’s attack with her first career hat trick. The Freeburg, Pa. native is just the sixth Hoosier in program history to record a hat trick and is the first since Meg O’Connell did so against Missouri State on Sept. 6, 2008.
Amanda Bennison netted her first career goal in the 10th minute to round out the Hoosiers scoring.
Defensively, goalkeepers Viki Green and Maggie Olson split time in the net with 35 minutes apiece. Each provided flawless efforts in goal, making one and two saves, respectively.
SETTING CAREER MILESTONES Thanks to a stellar offensive effort last weekend, Morgan Fleetwood has propelled her atop of several all-time program career records.
Following today’s contest, Fleetwood now holds the program’s record for career goals (43), career points (110) and ties the career game-winning goals category (14). All three marks were previously held by former Hoosier, Lydia Schrott (2003-’06).
Her three goals against Villanova ties the most in a single contest in program history as are her seven points against the Wildcats.
On the 2012 campaign, Fleetwood has accumulated six game-winning goals to tie Lydia Schrott for a share of the most in a single season. Her 33 points in 2012 are third in the all-time record book for points in a season.
CAREER FIRSTS Several career firsts have been reached throughout the 2012 campaign. A handful of Hoosiers have scored their first career goals this season. Hannah Boyer (Sept. 9 vs. Ohio), Rachel Stauffer (Sept. 23 at Lock Haven), Sydney Supica (Sept. 30 at Ball State) and Amanda Bennison (Villanova, Oct. 21) each netted career firsts. On the defensive end, Supica registered her first career defensive save against Iowa (Oct. 5). Viki Green recorded her first career shutout against Vermont on August 26 to help the Hoosiers to a 3-0 road victory. Her complete game shutout was also the first since Becky Pany achieved the feat when IU blanked UC Davis, 1-0, on Oct. 9, 2010.