Hoosiers Close Season With Loss to Minnesota
Nov. 5, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The 2010 season came to a close Friday night for the Indiana women's soccer team (6-12-1, 2-8 Big Ten) with a 3-0 loss to the Minnesota Golden Gophers (12-5-3, 4-4-2 Big Ten) at Armstrong Stadium. Five seniors on the Indiana roster were honored prior to the start of the game as part of Senior Night.
"It was a tale of two halves tonight for us," Indiana head coach Mick Lyon said. "They were able to get a couple quick goals on us but we adjusted at halftime and played much better in the second half. Unfortunately we were not able to overcome the early deficit."
Minnesota scored first at the 4:29 mark on Steph Brandt's sixth goal of the year and then made it 2-0 on Angie Olson's second goal of the season at the 15:21 mark. Less than ten minutes later the score read 3-0 in favor of the Gophers thanks to Shari Eckstrom's seventh goal of the season.
The Hoosiers best chance came late in the game when seniors Chloe McKay and Darby Hannon were in on the Minnesota keeper and McKay corralled a loose ball on the endline with the keeper out of position. However, before she was able to get a shot off on goal she was flagged for offsides.
Freshman goalkeeper Shannon Flower started in goal and made four saves but did allow those three first half goals. Senior Lauren Hollandsworth came on at halftime and made four saves of her own to keep the Gophers off the board in the second half.
Prior to the start of the game, seniors Leigh Anne Cummings, Darby Hannon, Lauren Hollandsworth, Chloe McKay and Jocelyn Moses were recognized for the outstanding effort and commitment to IU Women's Soccer over the past four seasons. They were all a contributing part to the Hoosiers 2007 run to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament - the best NCAA Tournament showing in school history.
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