Indiana at Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The No. 8 Indiana field hockey team improved its record to 9-1 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten with a 3-1 win over No. 13 Michigan Friday afternoon at Ocker Field. The win marks the first time in program history that the Hoosiers have beat the Wolverines and claimed back-to-back Big Ten victories. Scoring for Indiana were seniors Nikki Orciuch and Lesley Wiler and junior Lydia Schrott.
"It feels really good to be 2-0 in the Big Ten," Indiana head coach Amy Robertson said. "We played hard today. Our effort was outstanding all the way through. We executed our game plan and controlled the game overall. We won every effort battle out there today. Overall, we are taking away a very positive feeling from this game and are going to carry that into Sunday's matchup against Kent State."
The Hoosiers, who kept Michigan off the board until the last minute of the game, struck first when senior Kayla Bashore found Orciuch wide open in front of the goal in the 19th minute. For the ninth time this season, the Hoosiers went into halftime with the lead.
IU's offense continued to maintain control in the second period with the game's second score coming in the 42nd minute when Wiler converted a corner attempt into a goal. Sophomore Meredith Brown, the team's leader in assists, and sophomore Frederique Meeuwsen were credited with the dish. Six minutes later, Schrott added some security to the Indiana lead with a score off Bashore's second assist of the day.
Despite holding Michigan to 13 shots, the Wolverines were able to sneak one past goalkeeper Haley Exner in the last minute of the game to avoid the shutout. Exner recorded five saves in the 3-1 win.