Hoosiers Net 2-1 Victory over Samford
Sept. 14, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's soccer team stretched its unbeaten streak to four with a 2-1 win over Samford on Friday, Sept. 14, at Armstrong Stadium. Leigh Anne Cummings netted the game-winner for the Hoosiers at the 54:40 mark, and Christie Kotynski added a first-half goal to move IU to 3-1-1 on the year.
The Bulldogs got on the board first with a goal in the 19th minute. After thwarting an IU corner kick, Samford went on the counter-attack and Lauren Cook moved the ball up the left side. Cook slid a nice through ball across the field to a streaking Cassie Applegate, who made a move and knocked the ball past a diving Lauren Hollandsworth and into the lower left corner of the net for her first goal of the season.
The Hoosiers would not let the visitors hold the lead for long, and on their fifth corner of the night, they struck gold with Kotynski netting her second goal of the season at 21:30. Suzie Teixeira took the corner on the far side and sent a right-footed ball curving into the box, where Kotynski leapt and laid a head on it to send it into the near corner. Kotynski leads the team with seven points on the young season.
Indiana continued to dominate the first half, but were unable to convert again despite numerous opportunities. IU outshot Samford 13-3 in the half and held a 9-0 edge in corner kicks at the break.
The Hoosiers gained the lead for good in the 55th minute. Just seconds after entering the game, Chloe McKay found herself with the ball just outside the far corner of the box. The freshman sent a low bounding ball toward the lower left corner and Cummings got a touch on it to eke it just inside the right post and net her second goal in the last two games. Cummings' first game-winning tally came on the heels of her goal in the 90th minute against No. 13 USC last Sunday in a 2-1 Hoosier victory.
The Hoosiers unleashed 24 shots to Samford's eight in the victory. Cayley Winters made nine saves in a losing effort for the Bulldogs, while Lauren Hollandsworth improved to 3-1-1 with three saves on the night.
The Hoosiers return to action on Sunday, Sept. 16, when they host Ball State (2-3-0) at 2 p.m. on Yeagley Field. The Cardinals fell 1-0 to Eastern Illinois on Friday afternoon.
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