Women's Soccer Opens 2013 Season This Weekend
Aug 22, 2013
The Hoosiers are 12-6-2 all-time in regular season openers and are coming off a 3-0 win against Arkansas State to open the 2012 season.
The game at Ohio University will mark the first time since 2010 that the Hoosiers have started a season on the road. That year, IU topped Evansville by a score of 3-0.
Indiana is 3-3-1 all-time in season openers away from Armstrong Stadium.
Berbary, originally from Buffalo, spent the last five years at Auburn and was the Associate Head Coach for the 2012 season. She helped lead the Tigers to a pair of NCAA Tournament berths as well as a SEC Tournament title in 2011. She was also named the 2012 South Atlantic Regional Assistant Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
Before Auburn, she spent time at the University of Dayton as an assistant coach. There, she was responsible for numerous highly ranked recruiting classes with the Flyers and was joined on staff as an assistant coach by Sergio Gonzalez, who is now an assistant under her at Indiana.
Also joining the staff as an assistant coach with the Hoosiers in Benji Walton, who worked with Berbary for a brief time at the University of Georgia while Berbary was finishing her playing career.
And what a career it was for the Bulldogs, as she left the school having scored the third-most goals in program history and ranking third in career points. She helped lead the Bulldogs to a Sweet 16 appearance in 1998 and the Second Round in 2001.
CALL IT A COMEBACK
Nouanesengsy, a senior, tied for the team lead last year with seven goals and added three assists for a total of 17 points, which was good for third on the team. She is also the only player in IUWS history to record three goals in a game, twice.
Candler, a senior as well, set a new IU single-season record with 10 assist during the 2012 season. To go with her four goals, she tied for the team lead with 18 points.
Another senior, Lara Ross, was a defensive stalwart last year. She played in all 19 games and helped then-freshman goalkeeper Sarah Stone earn a pair of Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors with her communication in the defensive backfield.
Abby Smith, a junior, scored just four goals for the Hoosiers in 2012, but she made all of them count and each one went for a game-winner. Her nine points were good for fourth on the team.
Indiana and Georgia Southern have never meet prior to Sunday's game.
Out of the 11 home games, at least 10 will feature a video stream on IUHoosiers.com or through BTN.com. The only game that is questionable at this time is the Sept. 21 game vs. Minnesota, but it could be added to the video stream schedule at a later date.
Both IUHoosiers.com and BTN.com require fans to signup and pay a monthly fee in order to access the games. But the perk is that if you signup for one of them, you get access to both. So you will not get charged twice or have to pay two separate entities.
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