Hoosiers Announce Spring Schedule
Jan. 18, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's soccer team has put together a six-game schedule for the spring, head coach Mick Lyon announced today. The Hoosiers will face some strong competition, including four games played in Bloomington.
"We're looking forward to playing a strong schedule in the spring that will challenge us," Lyon said. "With Kentucky, Purdue and Missouri, those are three teams that are NCAA participants year in and year out. We think this will push our team as we head into what should be an exciting 2009 campaign."
IU opens with its annual indoor event, as IUPUI and Kentucky will come to Mellencamp Pavilion to take on the Hoosiers on March 7. Game times are yet to be determined for the event, which will also pit the Wildcats and Jaguars against each other. Should the weather allow, the games will be moved out to Armstrong Stadium. The Hoosiers will also host their annual team banquet that evening.
March 29 will be the first scheduled outdoor contest of the season, as IU welcomes Iowa State to town for a single match. The game will be a homecoming for Hoosier great Wendy Dillinger, who is entering her second year at the helm of the Cyclones.
IU hits the road the following two weekends against top-notch competition. Arch-rivals Indiana and Purdue will square off in a charity match at Indianapolis' Kuntz Stadium on April 3. Game time between the Hoosiers and Boilers is set for 7:30 p.m. The following weekend, Indiana heads to St. Louis for a contest against Missouri. That game is set for April 11 at 2 p.m.
The Hoosiers round out the spring schedule with another home contest, as IU will play host to Ball State on April 18. The finale will be held at Armstrong Stadium. Indiana has not faced the Cardinals since an exciting 2-1 win on Yeagley Field on Sept. 16, 2007.
IU returns all 11 starters from the 2008 squad. The Hoosiers lost just 100 minutes of game action from last year's team. Indiana finished 8-10-1 with a 3-6-1 record in conference action.
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