Hoosiers Fall to Miami in OT
August 29, 2003
Boca Raton, Fla.-- The Indiana womens soccer team opened its regular season campaign with a 1-0 loss in overtime to the University of Miami.
Miamis Britney Butcher scored the game-winner on a pass from Lindsey Yach just 1:22 into overtime.
The Hoosiers looked sharp in the first half with good touches and several opportunities to score. One of the closest goals of the half came 17 minutes into the game when Kristen Zmijewski took a pass just outside the middle of the box and exploded a shot that nipped the cross bar of the goal.
The second half was a grueling match-up as both teams fought hard to get their team on the board. Ali Brown had a great ball at the 72:50 mark after taking the kick from a foul on the field that just missed the net. Carrie DeFreece and Kim Grodek also had good scoring opportunities combining for six of the the Hoosiers 11 shots.
Defenders Carly Everett, Erin Hesselbach, Ryan Hanley, Megan Pipkens and Lauren Lamping sparked the Hoosiers defense, allowing the Hurricanes six shots on goal. Goalkeeper Shaunna Daugherty was in goal for the full 90 minutes and recorded five saves.
Although we are disappointed to lose in overtime, overall I am content with our general performance, said head coach Mick Lyon. I thought we were in good shape and had some good game ethics. We were intelligent on and off the ball.
The Hoosiers will play their final game of the FAU Kick Off Classic on Sunday at 11 a.m. when they play the host FAU Owls.