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Indiana field hockey snaps five-game win streak against No. 5 Iowa


Indiana field hockey traveled to take on No. 5 Iowa for its first conference game of the season. The Hoosiers went into the weekend riding a five-game win streak and looking to do damage on the road against the Hawkeyes.   

Iowa wasted no time putting points on the board once the game began. In just the second minute, Hawkeye senior midfielder Lokke Stribos found the back of the net to give Iowa an early 1-0 lead.   

Three minutes later, Iowa senior defender Esme Gibson scored to bring the lead to 2-0. The first half was slow for the Hoosiers, who recorded merely two shots. 

[Related: Indiana field hockey looks to continue win streak against No. 5 Iowa, Longwood]

After the break, the trend continued. In the third period, Iowa senior midfielder Laura Drees found success off of a penalty corner to give Iowa a 3-0 lead in the 30th minute. After another Hawkeye score, this time by senior defender Anthe Nijizielin, Indiana entered the fourth and final period down 0-4.

Indiana junior forward Jemima Cookson got the Hoosiers on the board in the fourth period to make the score 1-4. Cookson’s goal was her sixth of the season, making her the Hoosiers’ leading scorer. After Iowa tacked on one more goal in the 50th minute, the 5-1 game came to a close.  

After Friday's loss against Iowa, Indiana came back home for a Sunday morning nonconference match against Longwood University.  

The match had a slow start, with the first half riddled with turnovers and stout defense from both teams. Despite a combined seven penalty corners, the Hoosiers and Lancers entered halftime tied 0-0.   

The second half brought more excitement, though. Indiana junior midfielder Sydney Keld scored the first points on the board off of a penalty corner in the 35th minute to give Indiana a 1-0 lead. Keld leads the NCAA in defensive saves this season.

Later in the fourth period, Keld scored her second goal of the game, marking her third of the season, off of a penalty shot in the 57th minute.

Sunday’s 2-0 shutout for Indiana marked sophomore goalkeeper Arabella Loveridge’s third clean sheet of the season. Loveridge made plays all over the field, diving for saves throughout the entire match. She totaled four saves, with three of them being in the last period.  

Sunday’s 2-0 win over Longwood gives Indiana a 6-3 record, putting the Hoosiers back into the win column. Indiana will face the University of Louisville on Friday and finish the weekend with a home game Sept. 25 against Miami University.  

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