Hoosiers Play On the Road and at Home This Weekend
Aug. 25, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's soccer team will hit the road for a Friday night matchup in Tampa, Fla., against the University of South Florida Bulls at 7:30 p.m. The Hoosiers then return home for a Sunday matinee against the Oakland Grizzlies at 1:00 p.m.
The game against the Bulls on Friday night will be the first regular season game at the brand new USF Soccer Stadium. And on Sunday, it will be International Day at Armstrong Stadium where fans are encouraged to wear their favorite international soccer jersey to receive a free IU rally towel.
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Friday, Aug. 26
Indiana Hoosiers (1-0-1) at South Florida Bulls (0-1-0)
RECORD VS. OPPONENTS
Indiana and South Florida have never met in women's soccer. The Hoosiers last trip to the state of Florida saw IU come away with a 4-3 OT win at Jacksonville on Sept. 2, 2007.
The Hoosiers hold a 2-1 edge in the all-time series against the Grizzlies. The last meeting between the two schools ended in a 2-1 IU victory in 2007. Indiana also claimed a 3-0 win in 2004 after dropping the first-ever meeting in 2003 by a 3-0 margin.
GETTING A GOOD START
In contrast, Indiana scored eight total first half goals during the entire 2010 season.
BREAKING IT IN
TWO IS FINE, BUT THREE IS BETTER
A FRESH BREATH
YOUNG AND OLD
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.
She was also named on of the "Players to Watch" in the Big Ten this year.
A LOOK AT THE RECORD BOOK
Another senior, goalkeeper Lindsay Campbell, is already in the record books and is looking to improve her position with a solid senior season. She has a career GAA of 0.77, which is second all-time at IU and her 11 shutous are just four shy of tying the career IU mark set by Ashley Davis (1996-99). She has 13 victories to her credit and is in position to make a run into the top five in that category as well.
With her pair of goals already in 2011, Orianica Velasquez has moved into the top 10 at IU in career goals scored with 14.
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