Velasquez and Samp Power Hoosiers Past Central Michigan
Sept. 19, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The top two goal scorers for the Indiana women's soccer team, Orianica Velasquez and Carly Samp, both added to their totals on Sunday in a 2-1 victory over Central Michigan (3-3-1) at Armstrong Stadium. Lauren Hollandsworth made three saves in goal to pick up her 22nd career win, the third-most in IU history.
"Our decision making today was much better than Friday and it shows in the result," Indiana head coach Mick Lyon said after the game. "Carly got us on the board early and then Ori made a special individual play to get us the second goal in the second half."
Just as they did on Friday night against Kent State, Indiana (4-4-1) struck early in the first half, this time it was Carly Samp providing the goal, her fifth of the season, to give Indiana a 1-0 lead at the 11:26 mark. Ciersten Burks sent a long ball into the left side of the box from her defender position and Samp dribbled towards the middle and fired a shot. The ball was deflected by a CMU defender on the way toward the goal and snuck inside the far post. It was the second assist of the season for Burks.
Late in the first half, Darby Hannon and Kaylin Clow were both able to break free inside the six-yard box but could not find enough time to place a shot over the diving keeper and the IU lead remained 1-0.
The Chippewas were not able to mount any kind of a sustained attack in the first half and the stats showed that, with IU holding a 11-1 lead in shots after the first 45 minutes of play. And of those 11 shots, six were on goal which forced CMU goalkeeper Stefanie Turner to make five saves. The one shot the Chips did get on goal came off a corner kick, but Hollandworth made a last-second diving save to preserve the Indiana lead.
Indiana continued to dominate possession to start the second half but could not add to the lead despite a number of great looks inside the box. The first good look came on a centering pass from Samp that found the foot of Devon Beach but sailed over the crossbar. Rebecca Candler later sent in another cross that found Velasquez' foot but it too sailed over the crossbar.
Velasquez would get her revenge at the 72:21 mark when she single-handedly gave IU a 2-0 lead. She stole the ball off a CMU defender's foot on the right side of the box and dribbled around three other CMU players before finding herself all alone 10 yards out in the middle of the box and she drilled a shot into the top right corner for her fifth goal of the season. It would go on and prove to be the game-winning goal, the second of the year for the sophomore forward from Bogota, Colombia.
Central Michigan was able to get on the board at the 87:17 mark on a shot from Jennifer Gassman that got through Hollandworth's arms and into the goal.
Indiana now enters Big Ten play starting with a Friday night matchup against Northwestern at Armstrong Stadium, with the start time
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