Indiana Drops 3-0 Decision to South Florida
Aug. 24, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - On Friday night at Armstrong Stadium, the Indiana Women's Soccer team (2-1) was unable to find the back of the net against the University of South Florida (2-1) and suffered a 3-0 setback to the Bulls. Orianica Velasquez paced Indiana with three shots while Kayleigh Steigerwalt collected a pair.
Shannon Flower made a season-high four saves in the game in goal for the Hoosiers.
The Hoosiers started the game controlling possession and mounting a sustained attack at the Bulls goal. Rebecca Candler was able to beat her defender to the endline and sent a crossing pass through the box that was unable to find the foot of another IU player and USF escaped unharmed. Lisa Nouanesengsy was also able to find some room along the endline but her crossing attempt was intercepted by the USF keeper.
Indiana drew a total of four corner kicks in the game, most of those coming early in the game.
In the 31st minute, USF broke onto the scoreboard as Sharla Passariello gathered a loose ball in the box and found the back of the net. It would be Passariello again in the 61st minute with a shot from 25 yards perfectly placed in the upper right corner for her second goal of the game. And finally in the 75th minute, Ana Paola Lopez tipped one into the goal for her first goal of the season.
Indiana will return to Armstrong Stadium on Sunday at 12:00 p.m. to take on Missouri State. The team will host a clinic for kids following the game and those interested can register at the game for free.
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