MILWAUKEE - Senior Kim Grodek scored twice and junior Lauren Fabbro recorded four saves, as the Indiana women's soccer team defeated Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2-1 in the championship match of the 2004 Milwaukee Cup on Sunday afternoon.
The Milwaukee Cup was the first tournament IU has won since taking the Vermont Classic in 2000.
It was a great weekend for this team, said head coach Mick Lyon. We faced two physical teams, and these girls, especially the freshman and sophomores, really held their own.
Grodek netted her first goal in the fifth minute of action, as her free kick got by Panther goalie Katie Bissen, giving IU a 1-0 lead.
Grodek struck again in the 32nd minute, putting in a rebound off a shot by freshman Lindsay McCarthy.
She is amazing, said coach Lyon. Her and Z (Kristen Zmijewski), really provided the leadership on and off the field for this weekend.
Wisconsin-Milwaukee got on the board in the 73rd minute, as IU failed to clear a corner kick giving Andrea Kramer an opportunity to notch the Panthers lone goal.
Defensively we played well all weekend, said coach Lyon. I thought they would attack us in the second period and they did. We had a few sloppy minutes, but overall we played two tough teams and gave up just one goal on the weekend.
IU out shot UWM 13-9, including a 9-5 advantage on shots on goal. Indiana also took more corner kicks then the Panthers by a 6-3 margin.
Four Hoosiers received post tournament honors for their play in the weekend event. Grodek along with McCarthy and sophomores Megan Pipkens and Missy Vierling were all named to the all-tournament team.
I thought Vierling played stellar this weekend, said Lyon. They played physical, but Missy just beat the other teams to the ball all weekend long and she was recognized for that.
Grodek posted 11-points on the weekend on five goals and one assists. McCarthy tallied a goal and an assist, while Pipkens added two helpers.
The Cream and Crimson will take a break from game action for the week, returning to the field next Sunday, Sept. 5, in its home opener. The Hoosiers will entertain in-state rival Ball State at 5 p.m. at Armstrong Stadium.
Game Notes: Grodek moved into fourth place on the IU all-time goals and points list with 22 and 47, respectively the last time Indiana started out 2-0 was in 2000.