Indiana's Four Unanswered Goals Enough to Down Field Hockey Bears, 4-1
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana blitzed the field hockey Bears with four goals in the game's first 40 minutes and held the Bears scoreless for 47 minutes to capture a 4-1 win in Bloomington, Ind.
The Bears (2-5) threatened throughout the day, but Hillary Lawless' (Fr., St. Louis, Mo.) third goal of the season was all they had to show for their efforts. MSU earned seven shots on goal, but the Hoosiers' Becky Pany saved five, with the team earning a defensive save.
Indiana (4-2) opened the scoring with a goal in the 10th minute and closed the half with two more scores coming in the 16th and 32nd minutes. Their fourth and final goal came off a penalty corner in the 40th minute.
Lawless got the Bears on the board with 22 minutes to play. She took a feed from Sarah Cusick (Jr., San Diego, Calif.) in the middle of the circle and shot from straight on, beating Pany. Lawless is now tied for second on the team in goals scored.
The Bears next face Pacific in a neutral field match-up in St. Louis, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 26 at 1:30 p.m. The Tigers won last season's match 2-1 after the Bears could not hold a 1-0 halftime lead. The all-time series is tied at 10-10.