Women's Soccer

    Hoosiers Play On the Road and at Home This Weekend

    Go Hoosiers! Kaylin Clow
    Go Hoosiers!
    Kaylin Clow
    Go Hoosiers!

    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.

    To watch this week's edition of Mick's Minutes, click here.

    Friday, Aug. 26
    Indiana Hoosiers (1-0-1) at South Florida Bulls (0-1-0)
    7:30 p.m. ET • USF Soccer Stadium

    Sunday, Aug. 28
    Oakland Grizzlies (0-1-0) at Indiana Hoosiers (1-0-1)
    1:00 p.m. ET • Armstrong Stadium

    IUWS Notes - USF Oakland Get Acrobat Reader

    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.

    The first half has been very good to the Hoosiers so far this season as five of the eight overall goals scored by IU have come in the first 45 minutes. In both matches, the Hoosiers took a two-goal lead into the locker room.

    In contrast, Indiana scored eight total first half goals during the entire 2010 season.

    When IU takes on the USF Bulls on Friday night in Tampa, Fla., the Hoosiers will help the Bulls open the brand new USF Soccer Stadium.

    Sophomore midfielder Lisa Nouanesengsy etched her name into the IU record books against Butler by recording the seventh hat trick in IUWS history. It was the first since Kristin Arnold did it against Northwestern on Sept. 28, 2007. Prior to that game, Nouanesengsy had not scored a goal in her collegiate career.

    A total of five freshmen - redshirt or true - have scored their first collegiate point this season. True Freshman Abby Smith has a goal and an assist - both coming against Butler. Rebecca Dreher scored her first career goal against Evansville in the season opener. Monica Melink, Tori Keller and Jordan Woolums have all tallied assists on the young season.

    When the Hoosiers take the field to open the season, they will have solid mix of youth and veteran players. With nine true freshmen joining the fold and five redshirt freshmen from last year, that gives head coach Mick Lyon 14 newcomers to mix in with 15 returning players from the 2010 squad.

    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.

    She was also named on of the "Players to Watch" in the Big Ten this year.

    Senior Carly Samp has positioned herself already as one of the all-time greats in IU Women's Soccer history and will look to add to that in her final season. She enters play in 2011 in seventh place on the career points list with 41 and is seventh on the career goals list with 15.

    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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