The IU field hockey team gave its seniors a weekend to remember, defeating conference rival Ohio State in overtime 5-4 Saturday. It was IU’s first regular season conference win since the 2011 season.
For the final time in their collegiate careers, seniors Emily Bowker, Hannah Boyer, Danielle McNally, Mariella Grote and Gaby Olshemski will play at the IU Field Hockey Complex Sunday against in-state rival Ball State.
With the Hoosiers still pursuing their first Big Ten win of the season, IU Field Hockey Coach Amy Robertson said the team is continuing to find ways to improve.
IU faces a tough set of games this weekend. They play their second conference game of the season against Michigan State at 3 p.m. Friday at the IU Field Hockey Complex and travel to Louisville, Ky., Sunday for a rematch against the Cardinals.
While most IU students spent their summers at home, working local internships or other seasonal jobs, IU field hockey redshirt senior defender Hannah Boyer spent six weeks in Ghana teaching children math and English during summer 2012.
Growing up in a family of seven in Dublin, IU women’s field hockey freshman forward Hannah McDermott never really expected to play the sport she loves overseas, especially in Bloomington.
The IU women’s field hockey team travels to Durham, N.C., this weekend to play a set of games against No. 10 Duke on Friday and No. 17 Drexel on Saturday.