Quick Start Leads Hofstra to 3-1 Victory over Women's Soccer
Sept. 12, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Hofstra got out to a 2-0 lead in the first half and survived a spirited effort after the break by the Indiana women's soccer team (3-4-0) to emerge with a 3-1 victory over the Hoosiers on Sunday. Three different players scored for the Pride (4-1-0), while Kaylin Clow had her first career goal for IU.
"We came out strong after the half, but hit the post and the crossbar with our efforts," head coach Mick Lyon said. "The bad start to the game was too much to overcome. I thought our subs - particularly Kaylin Clow and Darby Hannon - were terrific."
After Hofstra took a 2-0 lead into the locker room, the Hoosiers came out of the break with a strong effort. Just 20 seconds into the frame, Carly Samp delivered a header that glanced off the crossbar, and Orianica Velasquez missed just high on a shot a couple minutes later. In the 55th minute, IU had another grade-A chance, as Velasquez' brilliant service found Lara Ross at the back post, but the freshman's header glanced off the post and the rebound was cleared by the Pride.
In the 65th minute, keeper Lindsay Campbell came through with two brilliant plays to keep it a two-goal deficit. Salma Tarik's one-touch effort on the back post was kicked away by the junior, and she followed that up with an impressive punch out of a Hofstra cross.
The Pride, though, delivered its final tally in the 72nd minute. Danielle Murino made a nice cross at the top of the box to Tarik, and the senior converted this time with a strong shot to the lower left corner for her fifth goal of the season.
IU refused to go quietly, though, and after HU's Grace Hawkins was sent off with a straight red card on a tackle of Jocelyn Moses, the Hoosiers cracked the scoreboard.
Ciersten Burks started the play with a hard, low shot from just outside the box on the right side, and after Krista Thorn made the initial save, Kaylin Clow jumped on the rebound and slipped it home to make the score 3-1 at 81:08. That was as close as the Hoosiers would get, though, as the Pride was able to pack it in defensively for the final nine minutes.
HU wasted no time getting on the scoreboard in the opening half, as Brittany Butts converted a rebound goal at 1:30 off a rebound from a corner kick. Courtney Breen's initial attempt was knocked away by Shannon Flower, but the ricochet came to Butts at the top of the box, and the junior was able to convert with a low blast. The Pride then added a second goal in the first stanza, as Laura Greene converted a tough-angle shot that slipped inside the near post to make it 2-0.
Thorn made one save to improve to 2-0-0 on the season, as the Pride took both its games against Big Ten foes, following up on a 3-1 victory over Purdue on Friday. Flower fell to 0-2-0 on the year, making two saves before being replaced by Campbell in the 28th minute. Campbell also posted two saves in the loss.
The Hoosiers return to action on Friday night at Armstrong Stadium, when they will play host to Kent State at 7:30 p.m. IU also hosts Central Michigan (Sunday, 1 p.m.) in its final non-conference weekend.
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