No. 24 Indiana Remains Undefeated At Home Thanks To Dickison's PK Save
Oct. 25, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Redshirt freshman Lex Dickison made a diving save to her right on a penalty kick by Iowa's Alex Seydel in the 87th minute to preserve a one-goal lead for the 24th ranked Hoosiers and they would go on to claim a 2-0 victory over the Hawkeyes on Sunday afternoon at Armstrong Stadium.
The teams battled the entire first half and most of the second half with neither one able to put home the elusive first goal of the match. But Jocelyn Moses gathered a rebound in the middle of the box and lifted it into the top left corner of the goal at the 82:24 mark to give the Hoosiers (10-3-2, 2-2-2 Big Ten) 1-0 lead.
"Lex made spectacular diving save on the PK that saved the lead for us," Indiana head coach Mick Lyon said afterwards. "And it was just as important for us to get the first goal of the game and Jocelyn was able to come through for us."
Devon Beach took a pass on the right wing and made a run down the right side of the field with an Iowa defender in pursuit. As she neared the endline, she made an abrupt stop and the Hawkeye (8-9, 0-7 Big Ten) defender went sailing past and she then made her move towards the goal. She was able to dribble in and get off a shot that was blocked by an Iowa defender but rolled right to Moses in the middle of the box and she put it home for her second goal of the year. Beach was credited with her fifth assist on the play, which leads the team.
Four minutes after the Hoosier took the lead on Moses' goal, Iowa drew a foul inside the box and was awarded a penalty kick. Alex Seydel stepped up to take the shot against Dickison in goal. Seydel moved towards the ball and struck a low shot that looked destined to squeeze inside the left post, but Dickison dove at the last possible second and was able to push it wide and out of bounds for a corner kick to maintain the 1-0 IU lead.
Junior Lauren Hollandsworth got the start in goal for the Hoosiers in the place of injured starter Lindsay Campbell. Dickison then came on to start the second half and made three saves to pick up her first collegiate win.
As the game's final minute was winding down, junior defender Leigh Anne Cummings cleared the ball beyond midfield and freshman Orianica Velasquez Herrera was able to run under it and hold of the Iowa defender to score her team-leading fifth goal of the season with 10 seconds left to give the Hoosiers the 2-0 win. Cummings earned her first assist of the year on the goal.
Indiana outshot the Hawkeyes 14-6 in the game, with Velasquez Herrera taking five. Senor Kristin Arnold came off the bench and was a force for the Hoosiers with four shots and some nice passing to set up other scoring opportunities for teammates.
Indiana is in the midst of four games in 10 days as they take on Penn State at Armstrong Stadium on Thursday, starting at 7:30 p.m. ET. Then on Sunday they travel to Ohio State followed by a make-up game against Purdue on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m.
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