Hard Luck Continues in Overtime Loss to Minnesota
Oct. 5, 2008
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Lindsey Schwartz' sixth goal of the season was the difference as Minnesota knocked off the Indiana women's soccer team 1-0 in overtime on Sunday at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium. Lindsay Campbell made two saves for the Hoosiers in the loss.
After the first 90 minutes went scoreless, Schwartz came through in heroic fashion to lift the Gophers to 12-1-0 on the season and 2-1-0 in conference action. Schwartz broke in alone on Campbell in the 97th minute, and knocked the ball past the keeper and into the back of the cage for a golden goal to lift the Gophers to the victory. Kaitlin Wagner assisted on the winner for Minnesota.
The Hoosiers (5-8-0, 0-4-0 Big Ten) held a strong edge in play in the opening 45 minutes, posting seven shots to the Gophers' three. Jocelyn Moses got her first start of the year for Indiana, and she responded by putting a pair of shots on goal in the opening 15 minutes. But on both occasions, keeper Lindsey Dare was able to come through with the save to keep the game scoreless in the early going.
After the half, the Gophers, who entered the contest with a full seven days of rest, were able to come out strong and put pressure on Indiana in the offensive end. In the closing 30 minutes, Minnesota outshot IU 7-1, including a pair of strikes on frame. The Gophers ratcheted up the pressure, with Wagner putting a shot on Campbell with under three minutes to play in regulation, but the freshman keeper made the save to send the game to extra time scoreless.
Indiana did have a pair of chances in extra time, but Devon Beach's shot in the 93rd went wide of the frame, and the Hoosiers were unable to do anything with Kirsta Kellin's corner in the 94th. The loss was Indiana's first in overtime of the 2008 season, as the Hoosiers are now 1-1-0 when going past 90 minutes. IU knocked off Loyola (Chicago) 2-1 in OT on Sept. 21.
Indiana returns to the road next weekend for a pair of conference contests as it will take on Wisconsin and Northwestern. The Hoosiers and Badgers will square off at 7 p.m. CT/ 8 p.m. ET on Friday in Madison, while IU and NU take the pitch in Evanston at 1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET on Sunday.
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