Hoosiers Remain Undefeated After 1-0 Win Over Central Michigan
Aug. 30, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Using a stellar team defensive effort and a early goal from sophomore Carly Samp, the Indiana women's soccer team improved to 3-0-0 on the year with a 1-0 win over Central Michgan (2-1-0)on Sunday at Armstrong Stadium. Sophomore Lindsay Campbell earned her third consecutive shutout to start the year, and sixth straight overall dating back to last season.
Indiana has now kept its opponents off the scoreboard for the last 600:58, which dates back to Oct. 17, 2008 against Purdue. This streak is the second-longest in school history, but still well behind the 808:34 minutes the 1993 team set as the record.
"We defended very well, and they are a good team, which we knew coming in," Indiana head coach Mick Lyon said. "They didn't get behind us and we didn't get caught up, and they threw everything they had at us today and we were able to handle it."
Freshman Orianica Velasquez Herrera received a pass near midfield and, in one motion, made a perfect touch pass over her head to a streaking Samp. Samp was then able to shield the CMU defender with her right side while she broke towards the goal and fired a low shot to the right side of the goal with her left foot. It was Samp's first goal of the season and third of her career while Velasquez Herrera picked up her first collegiate assist on the play.
"Ori just popped it up towards me and I ran towards it and was able to hold the defender off long enough to put it in low on the right side," Samp said of the game-winning goal. "We work on combinations a lot and it was nice to be able to get one to work in the game."
The Hoosiers' defense was again the story of the day, as they were able to hold a dynamic Central Michigan team to just four shots in each half, and Campbell only had to make three saves to earn her eighth career win in goal and also her seventh career shutout. Indiana meanwhile had 15 shots in the game and forced CMU goalkeeper Shay Mannino to make six saves in the game.
Shortly after Samp put the Hoosiers on top early in the first half, she had a chance to add to the lead as she took a pass on the right side of the box and broke in towards the CMU keeper. She fired a hard shot to the far post but Mannino was able to knock it down and fall on it for the save.
The 3-0 start to the year marks the first time the Hoosiers have done so under head coach Mick Lyon, and is the best start since 2000, when Indiana started 5-0.
The Hoosiers will return to Armstrong Stadium on Friday, Sept. 4, for a date with No. 7 Florida, with the start scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
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