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Field Hockey falls to 0-2 in Big Ten

The IU field hockey team (7-1, 0-2) lost its first two Big Ten games of the season to No. 8 Iowa (6-2, 2-0) on Friday and Northwestern (8-3, 3-0) on Sunday.

Going into the weekend, the Hoosiers were off to a 7-0 start, an all-time program record, and were ranked No. 17 in the nation.

In a 4-1 loss to Iowa, IU’s only goal came from sophomore Hannah McDermott in the first period. That was McDermott’s first goal of the season.

Senior goalkeeper Maggie Olson had nine saves for IU, giving her 179 career saves, which ties for the most in IU history.

Iowa’s Natalie Cafone scored two goals in the match. She now has a Big Ten-leading total of 13 goals this season.

A 3-0 loss at Northwestern was the Hoosiers’ first time being shut out this season. The Wildcats got goals from junior Caroline Troncelliti and sophomores Dominique Masters and Isabel Flens.

IU had five shots on goal, led by freshman Taylor Pearson’s two shots on goal.

The Hoosiers will play Michigan at 4 p.m. Friday at home.

Grace Palmieri

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