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____simple_html_dom__voku__html_wrapper____>This past weekend the IU women’s golf team played its last tournament of the fall. The Hoosier Fall Invitational took place Saturday, Oct. 18, and Sunday, Oct. 19 in Indianapolis, with IU as the host team. The tournament had 54 holes and was a par-71 course.Other teams that played at the Invitational included the fellow Big Ten teams — Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State and Purdue — along with nine other non-conference teams.All seven of IU’s available-for-action players competed in the tournament.IU’s team-play consisted of freshmen Anna Sanjuan and Theresa-Ann Jedra, sophomore Maria Mancini, junior Elizabeth Tong and senior Sophie Hayashi.Juniors Sarah Dusman and Kamryn Klawitter competed as individuals. At the end of the first day of play, with one round completed and the second round stopped due to darkness, the Hoosiers were ranked 13 and had finished the day with a score of 18-over par.“Today it was important to be mentally tough,” Coach Clint Wallman said after the first day. “We faced some challenging course conditions with rain and cold weather.”The second day of the tournament opened at 9:00 a.m. Sunday.At the end of the tournament, freshman Ana Sanjuan led the team with a tie for 25 and a score of 225 (77-75-73). Jedra, in her first tournament with the top team, tied for 62 with a score of 234 (76-77-81). Jedra had nine holes of par on the final day. “A really bright spot was freshman Theresa-Ann Jedra, posting two great rounds to help carry the team.” Wallman said.The Hoosiers finished the Invitational at 13 with a score of 916 (308-304-304). The team is set to return to season in February.This tournament was “a good way to round out the fall season,” Wallman said. “We’re looking forward to prepping and getting ready for a great season to start in the spring in Florida.”— Nicole Krasean
____simple_html_dom__voku__html_wrapper____>Members of the IU women’s golf team have found their biggest strength in each other this fall season.“There’s a genuine feel of camaraderie amongst the team,” IU Coach Clint Wallman said. “They’re very much together as a unit.”That strength is needed when the team isn’t performing to its highest potential.This weekend’s Hoosier Fall Invitational will take place at Hickory Stick Golf Club in Greenwood, Ind., with the Hoosiers as host.It will be the last tournament for the women’s team until it returns for its spring season in February.The team’s last tournament, a Golfweek Conference Challenge on the weekend of Sept. 24, ended with a 17th-place finish on Friday and 16th-place finish on Saturday and Sunday, a result that Wallman said wasn’t quite what IU wanted.“The last couple of events haven’t gone the way that they wanted to,” Wallman said. “At that point any team can go sideways a bit, but this team hasn’t done that.”Assistant Coach Lauren Harling said the team also has a lot of initiative to improve its game.“Golf is so individual, and it can be really hard for each girl to manage her day,” Harling said. “They have taken it upon themselves to condition separately from their practices.”During the season, the team morale has been boosted more by actions than by words.“Golf is naturally not a very high intensity game, so a lot of the girls are soft-spoken and lead more by example than anything,” Harling said. Wallman said when the team does need leaders, sophomore Maria Mancini and junior Elizabeth Tong have done their part to stand out and guide the rest of the girls.“Maria has been very instrumental in leading the way,” Wallman said. “Elizabeth has worked very hard in terms of extra work and extra range time.”Both Mancini and Tong competed in each of the three prior events this season.Since its last tournament, IU has been working on improving various aspects of the game.Harling said the team has started having 6:30 a.m. practices and has been working on its version of the red zone.“We have spent 90 to 95 percent of our time working on converting our opportunities into scores,” Wallman said. “And we have had better results.”When asked what she is most proud of this fall season, Harling said initiative.She said that the team is very hard-working and always willing to do extra in order to achieve better scores. With the fall season coming to an end after this weekend’s tournament, Wallman summed up his advice for the girls with a simple slogan. “Know your target,” he said. Follow reporter Nicole Krasean on Twitter @ids_nkrasean.
____simple_html_dom__voku__html_wrapper____>Fall has arrived, and with it comes the start of hockey season in Bloomington. IU’s Division III men’s team is a young one, with only three seniors and eight incoming freshmen, but what it lacks in age it makes up for in depth and talent.“We have a lot of talent from top to bottom,” senior forward Jon Micah Goeller said. “I think that the ceiling for this team is definitely way beyond teams in the past.”Senior defenseman Andrew Weiss also said he felt the team depth has been great and there has been contribution throughout the roster.“We’ve only had four games together so far, but we’ve really worked well and feed off of each other’s energy during games,” Weiss said. Despite its many strengths, this team also has some weak spots to work through. “We have to work on system play and getting used to each other, and right now, we’re taking too many penalties,” Goeller said.Coming off two losses to Lansing Community College last weekend, IU is focused on playing on its strengths and improving on its weaknesses for the approaching games.IU enters its third week of play with this weekend’s games against Purdue. These will be the team’s last home game of the season and the first home game in two years. The team has formed partnerships with some local businesses to create incentives for fans who attend the game and support the team on and off the ice. “We’re having a partnership with Pizza X, and they will be there during the first and second intermission doing on-the-ice promotion.” junior forward and team vice president Nicholas Kleva said.The team is also raising money at BuffaLouie’s. “We also have a percentage night at BuffaLouie’s on Thursdays,” said Goeller. “You just have to say ‘IU hockey’ when you go in and 15 percent of your order will go directly to the team.” The incentives for attending the game go beyond deals with local restaurants.“People don’t get to see hockey very often, especially in southern Indiana,” Kleva said. “It’s a very unique experience.”The upcoming games will be a chance for fans to see IU play against Purdue, a rivalry that is felt throughout the Bloomington campus. “No matter what sport it is, we always want to beat Purdue,” Goeller said. There are many goals for the season as a whole for the team, but right now the impending matchup against Purdue is what the team is focused on. IU has played Purdue six previous times. “Having played Purdue twice every year and having a record of 3-3 against them, the three seniors definitely want to say we had a winning record against our rivals,” Weiss said.The Hoosiers will play Purdue at 9 p.m. Friday at Frank Southern Ice Arena and again at 2 p.m. Saturday at Frank Southern. Team members said they expect fans who choose to come out to be glad they did. “The Frank really gets loud when there are a lot of people there,” Weiss said. “It’s a fun atmosphere to be a part of not only as a player but as a fan.”