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Field hockey ends season on 2-1 loss to Rutgers

The IU women’s field hockey team ended its season with a 2-1 loss to Rutgers on Friday in Piscataway, N.J.

With the loss, the Hoosiers (9-8, 1-7) drop from Big Ten Tournament contention. IU opened the season 7-0, its best start in program history, but lost eight of its next 10 games.

Rutgers scored first in the 18th minute on Nicole Imbriaco’s fifth goal of the year.

IU got on the board for the first time less than four minutes into the second period. Senior Audra Heilman, playing her final game as a Hoosier, tied the game with a goal off a rebounded shot from sophomore Kate Barber.

That goal was Heilman’s 14th of the season. She finishes her career with 33 goals, the third-most in program history.

With a little less than two minutes remaining in the game, Ali Stever found Sofia Walia for the game-winning goal.

The Scarlet Knights had seven corners to the Hoosiers’ two, while IU outshot its opponent 13-11. Heilman led her team with four shots in the match.

Sophomore Hannah McDermott had three shots, and Barber and freshman Taylor Pearson each recorded two.

IU senior goalkeeper Maggie Olson had four saves in the opening period and eight total. She finishes her career with 245 saves, moving her to third in program history.

Olson, Heilman and seniors Cailtlin Bearish and Corinne Karch played in their final game as Hoosiers.

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