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Hoosiers fall to Buckeyes 2-1

In the last of a four-game home stand, the IU field hockey team lost to Ohio State (6-8, 1-4) in overtime Friday, 2-1.

Junior Nicole Volgraf scored the only goal for the Hoosiers just seven minutes into the game off an assist from Hannah McDermott. It was Volgraf’s sixth goal of the season.

After an early IU goal, the Buckeyes dominated the rest of the game, controlling the tempo and playing the majority of the game in the Hoosiers’ territory.

Just under five minutes into the second half, Annabel Sims scored for the Buckeyes, which tied the game at one apiece.

Throughout the second half, the Buckeyes outshot the Hoosiers 9-3, which gave them numerous opportunities to take the lead. But behind the play of senior goalkeeper Maggie Olson, the Buckeyes came away empty-handed.

“Unfortunately (Olson) had to play more balls than we would have hoped, but she was phenomenal,” IU Coach Amy Robertson said. “She did everything that we asked her to do.”

The number of shots would catch up with Olson, though, as a goal just more than four minutes into overtime gave Ohio State a 2-1 victory.

The Hoosiers played the overtime period without junior Sydney Supica, who had picked up a yellow card late in the second half.

IU will return home next week to host No. 2 Maryland (12-2, 4-1 in the Big Ten) and No. 7 Louisville (11-4).

“We have to have short-term memory,” Robertson said. “We have to use this as a lesson and be absolutely hungry and tenacious and try and build our confidence back.”

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