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IU nets first win against American

IU Field Hockey started off the 2009 season with an upset against No. 14 American University in Richmond, Va., with the help of two freshmen who scored two key goals.

The Hoosiers started the game against American with a score by redshirt freshman forward Morgan Fleetwood just five minutes into the game. Fleetwood’s score was her first of the season and the seventh of her career. A pass from junior forward Katie Griswold helped net the goal.

The Hoosiers scored 20 minutes later on a breakaway by freshman forward Shareyna Chang.  They had a 2-0 lead by halftime against the experienced Eagles.

American didn’t score until the 65:58 mark on a goal from junior forward Christine Fingerhuth.

The win was the Hoosiers’ first victory against a ranked opponent since Nov. 6 of 2006 against then-No. 7 Penn State. IU will follow up its Friday win with a game against the Richmond Spiders at 2 p.m. Sunday in Richmond, Va.

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