This Week in IU Sports

By: Jaylen Johnson

The women’s golf team finished their fall season by placing thirteenth at the Hoosier Fall Invitational at Hickory Stick Golf Club in Greenwood, Ind. UC Davis won the 15 team tournament, by scoring 868. Rounding out the top five were Illinois, Louisville, Ball State, and Purdue, scoring 885, 887, 888, and 892, respectively. Indiana scored 916.

During the past week, the Indiana women’s volleyball team loss three games to #8 Nebraska, Iowa, and #21 Purdue. During the game against Iowa, junior Morgan Leach set a career high with 20 kills on 37 swings. IU women’s volleyball team’s record fell to 8-12 overall and 0-9 in the Big Ten, after the three losses.

Indiana’s women’s Soccer team lost against #12 Michigan, but won against Michigan State. IU lost 1 to 0 against Michigan and beat Michigan State 3 to 2. Freshman Veronica Clark scored a goal in the 99th minute to give the Hoosiers the win against Michigan State. IU’s women’s soccer team is now 11-4-1 overall and 4-4 in the Big Ten.

On October 18th and 19th, IU’s women’s swimming team competed at the SMU classic held in Dallas. Even though they competed without a diver, they finished second overall. IU finished with 304.5 points, just 7.5 points shy of the winner USC. IU’s team placed ahead of Louisville, North Carolina, SMU, and Miami.

Indiana’s field hockey team’s record dropped to 7-8 overall and 0-4 in the Big Ten as they lost against #11 Northwestern and Rutgers. Northwestern won 2 to 0 and Rutgers beat IU’s team 1 to 0. Maggie Olson leads the Big Ten in saves average per game.

Indiana’s men’s and women’s cross country teams had an interesting Saturday. The teams were at both the Pre-Nationals in Terre Haute, Indiana and the Adidas Invitational in Madison, Wisconsin. Kelsey Duerksen and Samantha Ginther finished 12th and 20th, respectively, in the top women’s race of the Adidas Invite. IU’s women’s cross country team placed 12th out of 37 teams. IU’s men’s team placed 17th as a team. Indiana’s men’s team placed 21st and the women placed 22nd in Terre Haute.  

IU’s men’s Soccer team lost 1 to 0 against VCU and beat Evansville 4 to 2. Against VCU, IU’s team had 21 shots, compared to 10 by their opponent. VCU only had 3 shots on goal. Indiana ended a five game losing streak against Evansville. Harrison Petts, Patrick Doody, Andrew Oliver, and Kyle Sparks all scored goals for IU in the win. The team’s record is now 5-9-1.

IU’s men’s golf team finished 5th out of 12 teams at the Pinetree Intercollegiate. They scored 885 as a team, just 3 strokes out of third place. David Mills tied for 10th on the individual leaderboard, as he scored a 220.

Indiana’s football team lost 63 to 47 at Michigan on Saturday. Their record fell to 3-4 overall and 1-2 in the Big Ten. Tre Roberson accounted for 338 yards and 4 touchdowns. Kofi Hughes and Cody Latimer had nice games as they had 6 catches for 138 and a touchdown and 5 catches for 96 yards a touchdown, respectively. Tevin Coleman gained 78 yards on the ground with one score. Safety Greg Heban recorded a game-high 12 tackles.



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