Hoosiers Topped By Purdue in Regular Season Finale
Nov. 2, 2007
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Indiana women's soccer team was topped in its regular season finale by Purdue on Friday, 7-0. The eighth-ranked Boilers improved to 16-2-2 on the season and 8-1-1 in conference action, while the Hoosiers are now 12-5-2 and 5-4-1 in the Big Ten.
Shauna Stapleton put the Boilers on the board at 5:01 off a Hoosier turnover. Loredano Riverso made a strong run into the right hand side of the box, drawing a pair of defenders with her. Riverso then turned and dropped the ball to Stapleton at the top of the box. Stapleton curved a ball off the crossbar and into the back of the net for her ninth goal of the season to make it 1-0.
Just 55 seconds later Parissa Eyorokon made the score 2-0 off a nice feed from Jessica Stellhorn. Stellhorn sent a long ball into the left side of the box, and the streaking Eyorokon blasted a shot home for her 11th goal of the season, marking a new Purdue single-season record. Jessica Okorafo also was credited with an assist on the play.
Okorafo made it 3-0 at 11:03 on a failed clear that she headed into the back of the net. At 24:07, Okorafo struck again, this time blasting a shot from just outside the box that cleared keeper Lauren Hollandsworth. The scores were Okorafo's fourth and fifth of the season. Eyorokon added her second of the game at 32:02 from outside the box, bending a ball off the right post and into the back of the net. The Boilers scored two more goals in the second half to result in the final score.
Indiana will be back in action for the first round of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday. The Hoosiers will be seeded anywhere from fourth to sixth, depending on the results of the Ohio State-Penn State and Minnesota-Iowa games later Friday evening.
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