Indiana took a thriller Sunday at home against Rutgers to kick off the Big Ten season.
Through four games a year ago, Indiana scored a total of three goals. During this year's first four, Indiana has scored a total of seven goals and accrued a 3-0-1 record.
Plain and simple, the group fell below expectations and head coach Erwin van Bennekom’s standards.
In a season filled with seemingly endless woes, the Hoosiers had their hearts broken on Thursday night.
The Hoosiers underwent their first true test of adversity on a brisk Thursday night in Minneapolis, suffering a demoralizing 3-0 defeat to Minnesota.
"We have a lot to learn this season, but I think the future is bright,” head coach Erwin van Bennekom said.
It took nearly 322 minutes, but the Hoosiers' scoring drought finally vanished Thursday.
Despite a disappointing conclusion to the 2021 season, the team’s youth alone should warrant optimism for 2022.