Hoosiers Get Late Goal But Come Up Short at Purdue
Oct. 7, 2010
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Junior forward Carly Samp continued her career year on Thursday, scoring her seventh goal of the year for Indiana (4-9-1, 0-5-0 Big Ten), but Purdue (6-7-2, 2-2-1 Big Ten) tallied two goals of their to hand IU a 2-1 loss at the Varsity Soccer Complex. Orianica Velasquez assisted on Samp's goal, the fourth helper on the year for the sophomore from Bogota, Colombia.
"We put ourselves in great positions the entire game," Indiana head coach Mick Lyon said afterwards, "but we just kept shooting right at the goalkeeper. We are still doing good things on the field - competing and playing hard. But our finishing needs to be clinical against the good teams in the Big Ten."
With Purdue holding a 2-0 lead and time winding down in the second half, the Hoosiers drew a corner kick. Velasquez sent a perfectly placed ball to the back post where Samp outjumped the defense and put it in the back of the net at the 78:50 mark.
The Purdue defense was up to the task over the final 12 minutes and kept the IU attack at bay.
The Boilermakers got on the board first at 21:39 in the first half on a blast from 25 yards out by Kellie Phillips, her fifth of the season. Then in the 73rd minute, Katie Leinert scored her third goal of the year, and what proved to be the game-winner.
Freshman Shannon Flower took the loss in goal for Indiana, but did make eight saves in the contest include a couple of highlight reel-type saves to keep the Hoosiers within striking distance.
Samp is the first IU player to have seven or more goals in a season since Kristin Arnold did it in 2007. Samp's 17 points is also the most by an IU player since Arnold's 24 points in that 2007 season.
Indiana does not play again until Sunday, Oct. 17, against Michigan back at Armstrong Stadium starting at 1:00 p.m. ET.
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