No. 23 Indiana Suffers 2-1 Setback Against No. 25 Penn State
Oct. 29, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The 23rd ranked Indiana women's soccer team suffered it's first home loss of the season on Thursday against No. 25 Penn State by a score of 2-1. Junior Jocelyn Moses scored the lone IU goal, her third of the season and second in as many games. Carly Samp and Chloe McKay were credited with the assists on the play.
"I thought we played extremely well tonight," said Indiana head coach Mick Lyon. "We played some of our best soccer in the first 20 minutes but just couldn't get anything on the board and they were able to take advantage of a couple breakdowns that we had and that proved to be the difference."
With Penn State(10-5-2, 6-1-1 Big Ten) leading 1-0 in the 70th minute, Chloe McKay played a tremendous pass to Carly Samp just outside the box and she then put a pass right on Moses foot in the center of the box. Moses was all alone against the keeper and put it home just inside the far post for her third goal of the year to tie the game.
After Indiana (10-4-2, 2-3-2 Big Ten) dominated play early in the game, Penn State took advantage of its first opportunity as Katie Schoepfer layed a ball off to Danielle Toney in the middle of the box and she scored her 10th goal of the year to give the Nittany Lions a 1-0 lead.
Then in the 80th minute, it was Schoepfer once again looking for Toney in the box but her pass was behind Toney and found a streaking Christine Nairn at the back post and she put home her seventh goal of the year to give PSU the 2-1 lead.
Penn State held a 6-2 advantage in corner kicks and a 9-6 edge in shots in the game.
Indiana will be back in action on Sunday, when they hit the road for a tussle with No. 15/13 Ohio State in Columbus starting at 1 p.m.
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