Indiana Suffers Heartbreaking Loss In Home Finale to No. 23 Purdue in Overtime
Nov. 3, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's soccer team closed out its home schedule with a tough 2-1 loss to No. 23 Purdue with just 21 seconds remaining in the second overtime session. Sylvia Forbes got her head on a free kick served into the box by Jessica Stellhorn for the game winner for the Boilermakers. Chloe McKay scored her second goal of the season for the Hoosiers' tally early in the second half.
Indiana (10-6-2, 2-5-2 Big Ten) now has one game remaining in the regular season, a road trip to Minnesota on Friday for a 7 p.m. Central Time start. Purdue (11-5-3, 4-3-2 Big Ten) will take on Iowa this weekend in its regular season finale.
Purdue was able to control play in the first half but was unable to get any quality opportunities as they were forced to take shots from farther out to allow Lauren Hollandsworth to make six relatively easy saves. The Hoosiers took four shots in the first half and none of them found their way on goal.
All of that quickly changed at the start of the second half, as Carly Samp took a pass in the left corner and beat the Purdue defender near the endline. She then fed a perfect pass to the PK area where McKay was waiting to find a wide open goal. For Samp, it was her fifth assist of the season.
Two minutes later Stellhorn found Jessica Warren at the top of the 18-yard box, who gathered it and fired a shot towards the right post that Hollandsworth was not able to corral and tie the game at 1-1.
The teams traded opportunities for the remainder of the half and went to the first overtime period. Just over a minute into the first overtime period, Carly Samp took a perfect through ball from Orianica Velasquez Herrera and was 1-on-1 with the keeper from 16 yards out but Purdue keeper Jenny Bradfisch was able to cut down the angle and force Samp's shot wide to the right.
In the 110th minute, Stellhorn lined up the free kick to the right of the 18 after a foul was called on the Hoosiers. She sent a curling ball into the box around the six that found the head of Forbes for the game-winner.
Hollandsworth finished the game with nine saves for the Hoosiers, a career high for the junior, topping her previous high of eight against Purdue on Nov. 18 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
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