Arnold's OT Heroics Lift Hoosiers Past Ramblers
Sept. 21, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, IND. - Kristin Arnold's first goal of the season came in familiar fashion, as the junior netted an overtime winner at 91:47 to give the Hoosiers a 2-1 win over Loyola Chicago on Sunday. Carly Samp scored her first career goal for the Hoosiers in the first half.
Arnold, who led the Hoosiers with 10 goals in 2007, showed her penchant for heroic scores when she put home the winner just 1:47 into extra time to improve Indiana to 5-4-0 on the season. Jessica Boots set up the play with a brilliant ball over the back line to a streaking Arnold. The Beavercreek, Ohio, native went 1-v-1 with the keeper and chipped the ball just under the crossbar to give IU the victory.
Last season, Arnold matched a school record with five game winners, three of those coming in overtime. The junior is now tied with Kristen Zmijewski and Abby Ryan with six career game-winning tallies.
The Hoosiers got on the board in the seventh minute with Samp netting her first collegiate goal to put Indiana up 1-0. Off a corner from Chloe McKay, Arnold fed a ball into the box, where Christie Kotynski blasted a shot on goal. Keeper Katie Groesch made the initial save, but Samp was right on the doorstep to collect the rebound and deposit it home at 6:33.
Loyola's Cynthia Morote-Ariza knotted the game 1-1 at 61:53. Off a throw from Jackie Vera on the near sideline, Morote-Ariza took the ball from 25 yards, worked her way loose of the defense and sent a curving shot high into the left corner of the net. It marked the junior's fourth goal of the season. The two teams remained deadlocked through regulation, setting the stage for Arnold's winner.
Lindsay Campbell made one save in net for the Hoosiers to earn her second victory of the year. Groesch made four saves in a losing effort for the Ramblers. The Hoosiers outshot their counterparts 17-7 in the victory.
The Hoosiers are back in action on Friday, Sept. 26, when they will open Big Ten play against Penn State on Yeagley Field. Game time is set for 7 p.m. against the Nittany Lions. IU then faces Ohio State at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Hoosiers' 2008 debut on the Big Ten Network.
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