Hoosiers Open 2011 Campaign With A Pair of In-State Foes
Aug. 18, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University Women's Soccer Head Coach Mick Lyon enters his 10th season as IU head coach on Friday when the Hoosiers welcome the Evansville Purple Aces to Armstrong Stadium for a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff. Then on Sunday (Aug. 21), the Hoosiers welcome the Butler Bulldogs to Armstrong Stadium for a 1:00 p.m. matinee. Prior to the match against Butler, the IU staff will host a "Youth Soccer Clinic" on the field. Those in attendance will receive instruction from members of the IU coaching staff and will also be able to join the teams on the field for starting lineups. ( click here for registration information )
Watch what Coach Lyon had to say about the team entering the season opener in the video below:
RECORD VS. OPPONENTS
Last season also saw the Hoosiers score a season-best six goals at Butler en route to a 6-0 shutout. IU holds a 10-6-1 edge in the all-time series with the Bulldogs.
GETTING A GOOD START
YOUNG AND OLD
Orianica Velasquez, a junior forward for the Hoosiers, made one of her dreams come true during the summer of 2011. She joined her teammates on the Colombian Women's National team in Germany for their first-ever appearance in the FIFA Women's World Cup.
Velasquez did not play in the first contest of pool play but came on as a substitute in the second match against the United States and nearly tallied a goal just seconds after entering the field of play. She then started the final game of the tournament against North Korea and played all 90 minutes on her way to being named "Player of the Match" by FIFA.
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