Hoosiers Take Exhibition, 1-0 Over Miami (Ohio)
Aug. 16, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's soccer team emerged victorious in its lone exhibition of the 2008 season, topping Miami (Ohio) 1-0 on Yeagley Field at Armstrong Stadium on Saturday night. Freshman Devon Beach netted the lone goal in the contest, scoring in the 48th minute to give IU the victory.
Beach put the Hoosiers on the board at 47:22, converting a long through ball for her first goal in an IU uniform. The freshman got in behind the defense with a stellar run and sent a ball just out of Pace's reach, tucking it just inside the right post to put the Hoosiers up 1-0.
The RedHawks laid the pressure on the Hoosiers late, but freshman keeper Lindsay Campbell kept Miami off the board. Stephanie Laser unleashed a shot from 30 yards out toward the upper part of the net, but Campbell leapt and turned aside the chance. Fellow freshman Lex Dickison also played 22 minutes in net for the Hoosiers, as three Hoosier keepers each made one save to combine for the shutout.
Due to the exhibition nature of the contest, the teams elected to play three, thirty-minute periods in lieu of the normal two, 45-minute halves. Neither team was able to crack the scoreboard in the first, though both teams had solid opportunities. Carly Samp nearly put the Hoosiers on the board in the opening minute, but Krista Pace came through with a solid save. At the other end, Stephanie Wilson had two shots in the frame, but Lauren Hollandsworth made one save and the other attempt sailed wide.
Samp had another brilliant opportunity that was turned aside in the second frame. Off a corner from Natalie O'Bryan, Chloe McKay took the ball on the left side 30 yards out. The sophomore sent a bending ball into the box and Samp put a brilliant header on net, but again Pace was up to the task and kept IU off the scoreboard.
The Hoosiers will open their regular season on Friday night when they head east to take on Dayton. GameTracker will be available for the contest, which is slated for 7:30 p.m. ET.
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