Hoosiers Fight to Scoreless Tie with LMU
Sept. 7, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Freshman Lauren Hollandsworth picked up her first career shutout as Indiana came away with a scoreless tie against Loyola Marymount on Friday in its first game of the Hoosier Classic. The Hoosiers sit at 1-1-1 on the year, while LMU is 0-2-1.
Neither team was able to get on the board in the first half, but the Hoosiers had a pair of golden opportunities in the opening 45 minutes. Lindsay McCarthy found the ball at her feet inside the 18-yard box in the sixth minute, but her shot sailed just high of the cage. Kelly Lawrence had two shots in the frame, with one going just high and one getting deflected before it got to the net.
Each team got off five shots in the second half, with IU putting one on Joslyn Slovek and LMU putting a pair on Hollandsworth. The Hoosier freshman made her best save of the night in the 75th minute, when Lily Sorentino directed a shot toward the goal from inside the 18. But Hollandsworth was able to come up with the stop to keep the game scoreless.
The Lions dominated the first overtime period, but were unable to put any balls on net in the period. Gabrielle Parisella put a shot just wide in the closing seconds of the frame, but that was all LMU could muster. The Hoosiers a narrow miss in the second overtime. Whitley Wynns broke in on goal and put a shot that Slovek turned aside, and the rebound came to a wide open Liz Holby, but the sophomore was ruled offside.
Indiana outshot LMU 12-9 in the contest, but the visitors had seven corners to Indiana's four. LMU had yellow cards assessed to Brandi Young and Amanda Lernor in the game.
IU will finish off the Hoosier Classic on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. against USC. The Women of Troy earned a 2-1, overtime victory over Maryland on Friday afternoon. The 13th-ranked squad is the only undefeated team remaining in the Classic with a record of 3-0-0.
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