Friday: Free Food at Jimmy Johns Tailgate 1 hour prior to the game Sunday: Postgame Clinic ( Registration Form
RECORD VS. OPPONENTS
Indiana is 0-1 all-time against South Florida, after the Bulls pulled out a 2-1 victory last year in Tampa.
This will be the first meeting between the Hoosiers and the Bears. However, Missouri State head coach Rob Brewer and IU head coach Mick Lyon are very familiar with each other. Brewer has been the head coach at MSU since 1996 and Lyon was the head coach at Evansville - also in the Missouri Valley Conference - from 1993-2001.
GETTING A GOOD START
The Hoosiers have opened the season 2-0 for the first time since 2009, when they started the season a program-record 6-0. In all, it is just the ninth time that IU has started a season with two wins.
GLOBAL EXPERIENCE Orianica Velasquez, a senior forward for the Hoosiers, became the first-ever IUWS player to compete in the Olympics when she led Colombia into London this summer. It was the nation's first-ever appearance in the Olympics in women's soccer.
Velasquez was in the starting lineup for all three pool play games in London and tallied nine shots overall, as Colombia failed to advance out of pool play following losses to North Korea, France and United States.
The summer prior, Velasquez helped Colombia to an appearance in the FIFA Women's World Cup. She 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 was named "Player of the Match" by FIFA.
YOU LOOK FAMILIAR
Indiana head coach Mick Lyon is entering his 11th season at the helm of the IU women's soccer program after spending the previous eight years at Evansville. He has racked up 193 wins between the two schools and has 93 wins with the Hoosiers entering the 2012 season.
Joining Lyon on the IU sidelines this year will be a couple of familiar faces to IUWS fans. Chloe McKay (2007-10) and Megan Reinhardt (2005-07) will serve as assistant coaches. McKay was a volunteer/student assistant coach with the Hoosiers last year while Reinhardt was the goalkeeper coach at the University of Indianapolis last season.
Junior midfielder Lisa Nouanesengsy recorded her second career hat trick in the season opener against Arkansas State and wrote her name into the record book. She became the first player in IUWS history to record more than one hat trick in a career. She posted a hat trick as a sophomore against Butler.
Then in the second game of the year against Ohio, Nouanesengsy scored the first goal of the game for IU by beating a pair of OU defenders and slotting it past the keeper.
She has four goals on the year after and 10 for her career.
In addition to Nouanesengsy, Orianica Velasquez, Jordan Woolums and Rebecca Dreher also found the back of the net against Ohio. Velasquez came off a free kick from 25 yards out. Woolums beat three Bobcat defenders for her goal and Dreher found a loose ball in the box for the last goal of the day.