Northwestern Uses Late Goal to Topple Hoosiers, 2-1
Oct. 12, 2008
EVANSTON, Ill. - Kay Sampson's goal in the 87th minute trumped a spirited effort by the Indiana women's soccer team, as Northwestern bested the Hoosiers 2-1 on Sunday. Devon Beach scored her fourth goal of the season and Lindsay Campbell made four saves in the loss for IU.
Jenny Dunn put the Wildcats (7-6-1, 2-3-0 Big Ten) on the board with a goal in the 27th minute. Dunn brought the ball up the field, worked her way around the defense and took a high shot that glanced off the bottom of the crossbar and into the back of the net. Dunn's third goal of the season made it 1-0 in favor of the home squad at 26:08. Campbell made two saves in the opening 45 minutes, while Carolyn Edwards made one save - off a Taylor Fallon attempt in the 45th minute - for NU.
After the break, the Hoosiers came out rejuvenated, as Beach tied the game 1-1 in the 51st minute, notching her fourth goal of the season. The freshman beat her defenders to work one-on-one with Edwards and put the ball behind the keeper to knot the score at 50:03. The goal snapped a scoreless string of five games for IU, spanning a total of 506:32.
NU regained the lead in the 87th minute on Sampson's goal. Sam Greene took the ball along the end line and sent a cross into the box. Sampson went in the air for it and headed it home for her first goal of the season to make it 2-1 in favor of the Wildcats at 86:26.
The Hoosiers ratcheted up the pressure after Northwestern's tally, with Chloe McKay putting a shot on that was turned aside by Edwards and out of bounds across the end line. Off the ensuing corner, Leigh Anne Cummings put a shot on frame that was blocked wide by the NU defense. The following corner for the Hoosiers resulted in a shot by Kelly Lawrence, but the junior's attempt sailed just high and that was all IU could muster before the closing whistle.
Indiana outshot NU 13-11 in the contest, including an 8-3 edge in the second half. NU's Dunn was carded in the 68th minute, the only caution of the game for either squad.
The Hoosiers will be back in action next weekend at Armstrong Stadium for a pair of conference games. Archrival Purdue will be in Bloomington on Friday, Oct. 17, as the two teams square off with a point in the Crimson and Gold Cup on the line. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. on Yeagley Field. On Sunday, IU will take on Illinois at 2 p.m. in a contest that will be televised live by the Big Ten Network.
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