March 30, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
The Indiana Women's Soccer team opened their Spring schedule last Saturday (March 24) with a 2-1 victory over Indiana State at the U-School Field in Bloomington. The Hoosiers dominated play and had numerous chances to add a least a couple more goals to their total if it were not for some spectacular play in the ISU goal.
Indiana State took a 1-0 lead on the Hoosiers when they caught the IU defenders out of position for a split second and took advantage.
Orianica Velasquez then tied the match at 1-1 on a PK after she was pulled down from behind in the box as she broke in on goal.
Later in the third period, Lisa Nouanesengsy found a rebound in the box and put home, what would prove to be, the game-winner.
"This was a great result against a hard working Indiana State team," Indiana head coach Mick Lyon said afterwards. "We created lots of good chances in the 18-yard box but were not clinical enough in our finishing to get the deserved goals, so the result of the game wasn't decided till the third period
"Indiana State was always threatening and forced the defense to play at an extremely high and their keeper made two outstanding saves. When we gave up the goal it became a learning experience for our youngsters and it was good to see the upper classmen respond with two goals in the third period to make it a successful day on the pitch."