Hoosiers Open Regular Season with 3-0 Rout of Evansville
Aug. 20, 2010
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - The Indiana University women's soccer team opened the 2010 season with a dominating 3-0 victory over the University of Evansville (0-1) on Friday night at Arad McCutchan Stadium. Junior Carly Samp and freshman Rebecca Candler both tallied a goal and assist in the game to pace a steady Indiana (1-0) attack.
"We did some really nice things and had some good possession," IU head coach Mick Lyon said after the game. "I was pleased with our defending because we cut off passes as they tried to attack towards the box, led by Kerri Krawczak, who denied them access to the box."
Just one minute and 14 seconds into the game, Indiana junior Carly Samp stole the ball back after the UE defender intercepted a pass deep in the Evansville half and turned it into her first goal of the season, and seventh of her career. The last time IU scored less than two minutes into a contest was Sept. 16, 2007 against Ball State with current senior Chloe McKay doing the honors.
Then in the 23rd minute, Oriancia Velasquez found the back of the goal from 12 yards out on the left side for her first of the season and sixth of her career. Samp put Candler through to the endline and Candler delivered a low cross back out to Velasquez who one-timed it home.
Indiana held a 9-4 edge in shots in the first half.
The Hoosiers continued to dominate play in the second half, firing shot after shot in the direction of the UE goal. In the second half alone, the Hoosiers outshot the Purple Aces, 12-6.
Candler put home her first collegiate goal in the 87th minute on a 15-yard strike to give Indiana 3-0 lead and give her three points in the contest.
All three IU goalkeepers saw time in the game, with senior Lauren Hollandsworth getting the start and did not have to make a save in 31 minutes of action. Junior Lindsay Campbell played the next 30 minutes and made one save before freshman Shannon Flower preserved the shutout with one save.
Indiana defeated Evansville by the identical 3-0 score a year ago at Armstrong Stadium.
Indiana travels to Kentucky next Friday (Aug. 27) for a 7 p.m. start against the Wildcats.
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