Field Hockey, Women's Soccer To Make Big Ten Network Debut
Oct. 3, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's soccer team will make its debut on the Big Ten Network on Thursday, Oct. 4 when they take on the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. Then on Sunday, the IU field hockey team will take on No. 9 Penn State at the IU Field Hockey Field at 1 p.m. on the network.
Women's soccer has jumped into the national rankings on the heels of a seven-game winning streak and a nine-game unbeaten streak. After posting their second straight undefeated September (8-0-1 in 2007), the Hoosiers are 25th in the latest Soccer America rankings and 26th in the Soccer Buzz poll.
"It's an exciting opportunity in that it will add to the atmosphere of the game since it will be able to be watched from coast to coast," Indiana women's soccer coach Mick Lyon said. "The girls are excited about the chance to showcase their talents on live TV. We've done well to this point and we've received some national attention, so this is an opportunity to show people in other regions what kind of team we've got."
The field hockey team will also play host to Miami University on Friday, Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. at the IU Field Hockey Field. The Hoosiers are coming off a tough, 2-1 overtime loss on the road at No. 6 Iowa last Sunday and will be looking for their first conference win of the season when they take on the Nittany Lions on Sunday. Indiana picked up its first all-time field hockey win over Penn State with a 1-0 win on the road last year.
"We are really excited to be on the Big Ten Network against Penn State," Indiana field hockey coach Amy Robertson said. "Penn State is always a great game and we look forward to another good one this weekend along with the opportunity for people around the country to have the opportunity to watch Big Ten field hockey."
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