Bloomington, Ind. It was a perfect ending to the Indianas final regular season home game as the Hoosiers shutdown the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks on senior night, 2-1 . IUs record moves to .500 (8-8-1) while the RedHawks slip to 7-9-1. Six seniors were honored before the game, playing their final home game at the Bill Armstrong Stadium.
Freshman Ali Brown came through for the cream and crimson, knocking down the first Hoosier goal at the 42:24 mark. After a scramble in front of the goal, Shelly Gruszka inched her way towards the ball pushing it back to the eagerly waiting Brown. Brown then wound up for the kick and blasted it past Miami (Ohio)s keeper Megan Ortner for her second career goal.
The celebration was cut short, as the RedHawks answered soon after with a goal of their own. After a foul in the box, Shaunna Daugherty would go one on one with Kathleen Vistica for a penalty kick. Daugherty was ready and on her toes, but Visticas powerful kick caught Daugherty off guard as she put one past her to tie the score, 1-1.
The Hoosiers stormed out of the locker room for the second half and were quick to get themselves on the board. KimGrodek took everyone by surprise, scoring her seventh goal of the season on an assist from Kristen Zmijewksi. The goal came so fast and just a minute into the second half, no one even saw it coming as the junior midfielder put it by second half starter Leigh Terry at the 46:03 mark.
The momentum kept going with the Hoosiers defense shutting down every opportunity the RedHawks attempted and the Hoosier offense out-shot Miami (Ohio), 12-7.
Indiana will play its final game of the regular season when they travel to Oakland, Mich. to take on the Oakland Golden Grizzlies. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m.