Hoosiers Come Up Short Against Georgia Southern
Aug. 29, 2014
"We had eight shots in the game and six of them were on goal, so that part was good to see," Indiana head coach Amy Berbary said. "We worked on that a lot in training this week. But we just made to many mistakes again and give Georgia Southern for taking advantage We are growing as a team and will keep working to get better and try to come back Sunday to get a win."
Georgia Southern (3-0) got off to a quick start, scoring the game's first goal in the fifth minute to take a 1-0 lead. The Eagles struck again in the 21st minute on Melinda Lukas' second goal of the game, a header into the upper 90 to put the Hoosiers in a 2-0 hole as the teams headed to the locker room.
The Hoosiers (1-2) regrouped at the half and came out with more energy in the second half as they began to mount their comeback bid. In the 50th minute, Jordan Woolums beat her defender and got to the endline before serving the ball into the box. Her pass deflected off a GSU defender and went into the goal for an own goal, cutting the Georgia Southern lead to 2-1.
The second half continued to belong to the Hoosiers and in the closing minutes it looked like they may find the equalizer, but Abby Smith's shot went just wide. From there, Georgia Southern held on to hand the Hoosiers a 2-1 loss.
"We need to continue to push this team to play for a full 90 minute," said Berbary. "I thought we played well in the second half, but only playing 45 minutes is not good enough in the game of soccer, especially at this level."
For the game, Indiana had a 8-6 edge in shots while IU goalkeepers did not make a save in the game. The Hoosiers also led in corner kicks by a wide margin, 7-3, with six of those coming in the first half.
Indiana will take on UC Irvine on Sunday at the Auburn University Soccer Complex starting at 1 p.m. ET.
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