Arnold's Goal Extends Unbeaten String to 13
Oct. 14, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to 13 games with a 1-0 overtime victory over Iowa on Sunday. Kristin Arnold netted the golden goal for the Hoosiers at 97:52 for her ninth goal of the season and eighth goal in Big Ten play.
Nikki Bonacorsi set up the game-winner with a nice pass into the box in the 98th minute. Arnold brought the ball to her feet, wound up and drilled a shot toward the net from 15 yards. The attempt deflected off a Hawkeye defender and into the lower right corner of the net to move the Hoosiers to 11-1-2 (5-0-1 Big Ten) on the season. Lauren Hollandsworth made a pair of stops for IU to register her fifth shutout of the year
Indiana remains tied with Purdue for the conference lead with 16 points on the season. Penn State (5-0-0) is undefeated and untied, but has played one fewer game than the Hoosiers and Boilermakers. IU is now 3-0-2 in overtime games this season.
Arnold set a school record with 12 shots in the contest, eclipsing Kara Bryan's 10 against Xavier on Sept. 9, 2001. Her nine goals on the 2007 campaign are tied with Kim Grodek (2004) for the most since 1998, which is also the last season that Indiana has had at least 11 wins (14-8-1). Hollandsworth's 11 wins are tied for the second-most in school history, behind Ashley Davis' 14 in 1998. The 1998 squad is the last Hoosier team to advance to the NCAA Tournament.
The Hoosiers nearly won the game four minutes earlier. Off a corner, Christie Kotynski kicked a shot off the inside of the far post and it bounded along the goal line before Kali Feiereisel jumped on it. In the 63rd minute, Kotynski sent a blazing ball toward the keeper from outside the box, when Lindsay McCarthy deflected it to her right, where it rang off the post and out of bounds.
Indiana's best opportunity of the first half came in the 35th minute, when the ball came to Kelly Lawrence 30 yards out. The sophomore drove a shot high toward the net, but keeper Kali Feiereisel made a jumping save, punching the ball above the crossbar and keeping the game scoreless.
The Hoosiers return to action next weekend with a road contest at Illinois on Friday at 7 p.m. CDT in Champaign, Ill. The Fighting Illini are currently in fourth place in the conference with 10 points and a 3-2-1 record.
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