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IU field hockey still perfect

The IU field hockey team is still perfect and is off to its best start in program history.

An Audra Heilman goal gave the Hoosiers a 1-0 win against Miami (Ohio) (1-6) Sunday. They are now 5-0, an all-time IU record.

“You’ve got to celebrate any milestone you achieve,” IU Coach Amy Robertson said in a statement Sunday. “But we take it one game at a time, and this was a really important regional win for us. But it’s so cool for this team to be the only group that holds that record.”

Heilman’s goal was her eighth of the season. She also scored the game-winner against New Hampshire earlier this season, a game in which she recorded a hat trick.

IU had four shots on goal in the first period but couldn’t convert.

“We just emphasized the importance of using easy passes and staying composed,” Roberston said in the release. “They put a lot of pressure on us, and we forced some passes.”

“The second half was a completely different mindset — it was a matter of time and belief that we could finish.”

Junior Nicole Volgraf found Heilman on a breakaway in the 53rd minute for a goal that would prove to be the winner.

That’s the third time this season Volgraf has assisted for a Heilman goal.

With two saves, senior goalkeeper Maggie Olson earned her second shutout of the season.

The Redhawks have now lost to three Big Ten teams.

The Hoosiers travel to Ball State on Wednesday.

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