Women's Soccer

    Hoosiers Host Pair of Games At Armstrong Stadium This Weekend

    Go Hoosiers! Leigh Anne Cummings
    Go Hoosiers!
    Leigh Anne Cummings
    Go Hoosiers!

    Aug. 27, 2009

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Coming off a 2-0 win in the season opener last Friday, the Indiana women's soccer team will welcome a pair of non-conference foes to Armstrong Stadium this weekend. On Friday, the Hoosiers will host Evansville at 7:30 p.m. and then take on Central Michigan at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday as they continue the four-game homestand to start the season.

    The game will be aired LIVE via the All-Access portion of IUHoosiers.com by clicking here.

    The Hoosiers earned a 2-0 win the season opener against Wright State at Armstrong Stadium. In the 33rd minute, freshman Ciersten Burks sent a cross into the middle of the box that was kicked into the goal by a Wright State defender for an own goal an a 1-0 lead.

    Then in the 53rd minute, junior Leigh Anne Cummings got on the board with her sixth career goal and first of the season as she put home a pass from Carly Samp at the back post, with Christie Kotynski also being credited with an assist on the play. Sophomore Lindsay Campbell earned her fifth career shutout in goal and thanks to a solid defensive performance, did not have to make any saves in the game.

    The Purple Aces advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2008 but graduation took five starters from them, including the MVC Player of the Year. They still have 11 returning letterwinners, led by junior goalkeeper Theresa Bagby. Bagby is a two-year starter and allowed 1.11 goals per game last year to lead the Purple Aces to the MVC regular season and tournament titles. Bagby is joined in the backfield by Kasey Kutzler and Katelyn Smith, who were instrumental in Evansville only allowing 24 goals last year.



    At Midfield, Kellee Widener and MVC All-Freshman team member Colleen Marty return to anchor the middle of the field. Up front at the forward position is where the Purple Aces suffered the biggest loss and will be looking for new players to fill in.

    In the season opener at Southeast Missouri, Evansville got a goal from freshman Kristen Davis outraced the defenders and beat the keeper to the far post for the only goal in a 1-0 win.

    The Chippewas are also coming off a season opening win, although theirs came in much more dominating fashion, in the form of a 4-0 triumph over IPFW. They will play host to St. Bonaventure on Friday before heading to Bloomington for Sunday's matchup.

    Central Michigan was picked to finish second in the Mid-American Conference this year by the coaches and return nine letterwinners and eight starters from a 2008 team that went 12-5-3. Amanda Waugh and Stephanie Martin both scored over 20 points for the Chippewas last year en route to being named First Team All-MAC.


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