Hoosiers Go Undefeated in Opening Spring Weekend
March 3, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's soccer team went undefeated in its opening weekend of the spring season as it defeated Indiana State and earned a draw with Dayton. The Hoosiers topped the Sycamores 4-0 in Mellencamp Pavilion and earned a 2-2 draw with the Flyers on Sunday.
The Hoosier offense was led by the rising sophomore class, as they netted five of the six Indiana goals on the day. Leigh Anne Cummings and Jocelyn Moses each netted two goals for the Hoosiers, while Darby Hannon had the other tally for the sophomores. Kristin Arnold scored the only other goal for Indiana.
IU started the day with a 4-0 victory over Indiana State. The Hoosiers came out of the gates quickly, with Moses and Cummings scoring first-half goals to put the home squad up at the break. Cummings then notched her second tally of the game after halftime, and Arnold added a goal on a penalty kick in the waning moments of the game to push the edge to 4-0. Sophomore Lauren Hollandsworth picked up the shutout for the Hoosiers.
In the second game of the day, IU earned a 2-2 tie with Dayton. The Hoosiers got out to a 2-0 lead over the Flyers on goals by Hannon and Moses, but the Flyers came storming out of the locker room and netted a pair of goals early in the second half to fight for the 2-2 tie.
The Hoosiers are off until March 22, when they will play in their Alumni Game at Armstrong Stadium. IU then travels to Lexington, Ky., for a matchup with the Wildcats before facing College Cup squad Notre Dame on April 5.
Indiana was ranked 21st in the final National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll of the 2007 season. The Hoosiers finished the season 13-7-3, including a trip to the third round of the NCAA Tournament, the furthest the Hoosiers had ever gone in the postseason. The Hoosiers return eight starters from last year's team.
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