Hollandsworth Leads Hoosiers to 1-0 Victory
Oct. 7, 2007
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Behind Lauren Hollandsworth's fourth shutout of the season, the Indiana women's soccer team ran its unbeaten streak to 11 games with a 1-0 win over Michigan State on Sunday. Lindsay McCarthy scored for the second straight game as IU upped its record to 9-1-2 and 3-0-1 in the Big Ten.
"It was a good weekend, and we're still undefeated in the Big Ten after a win and a tie," head coach Mick Lyon said. "Today had the feel of us being like the men's team where we had a great battle against a very good team and played extremely solid and looked like we weren't going to give up a goal. It's a high benchmark for our team and I think this team is shooting for those levels."
McCarthy put the Hoosiers up 1-0 for the second consecutive contest, this time late in the second half with a goal at 72:54. Off a pass from Christie Kotynski, the senior ripped a shot from just outside the box and deflected it off the far post for her third goal of the season. Kotynski was credited with her fourth assist of the year on the play.
From there, the Hoosiers were able to limit the Spartans to just two shots, and the attempts by Kristi Timar and Maureen Pawlak each sailed wide right. Indiana outshot MSU 11-10 in the game as Hollandsworth made a career-high six saves to Lauren Galas' four.
The first half saw no scoring, but the Hoosier defense had to endure a barrage of shots from the Spartan offense. Each time, Hollandsworth was up to the challenge, making five saves on MSU's six shots of the frame. MSU also had four corners to IU's three in the frame.
The Hoosiers return home for a pair of Big Ten contests this weekend. IU will play host to Minnesota on Friday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. before Iowa comes to town for a 2 p.m. game on Sunday, Oct. 14.
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