Women's Soccer

    Hoosiers Hit The Road For Two Games This Weekend

    Go Hoosiers! Jordan Woolums
    Go Hoosiers!
    Jordan Woolums
    Go Hoosiers!

    Aug 29, 2013

    WEEK 2
     Dates Aug. 30 and Sept. 1, 2013
     Friday, Aug. 30 Indiana at UW-Milwaukee • 6:00 p.m. ET
    Sunday, Sept. 1 Indiana at Loyola-Chicago • 1:00 p.m. ET
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    With the Hoosiers perfect 2-0 start after the first weekend of play, they joined select company across Division I women's soccer. They were one of 65 teams to begin the season without a loss or a tie on the opening weekend. That is out of a total of 329 NCAA Division I teams across the country.

    Indiana was also the only Big Ten team that did not allow a goal over the first weekend.

    Senior goalkeeper Shannon Flower earned her first Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor on Monday (Aug. 26), after posting a pair of shutouts - the third and fourth of her career - during the opening weekend of play. She made three terrific saves in the 1-0 win at Ohio and then guided the defensive effort against Georgia Southern on Sunday that held the Eagles to just two shots in the contest.

    A couple of current Hoosiers find themselves inside the Top 10 list for different career stats as we enter play this weekend:

    • Goals: T9th - Lisa Nouanesengsy (14)
    • Multi-Goal Games: T8th - Lisa Nouanesengsy (2)
    • GAA: 10th - Shannon Flower (1.82)
    • Shutouts: T10th - Shannon Flower (4)
    • Victories (GK): 8th - Shannon Flower (11)
    • Assists: T8th - Rebecca Candler (12)

    Indiana head coach Amy Berbary is in her first season as a collegiate head coach, as she takes over for former IU head coach Mick Lyon, who retired following the 2012 season.

    Berbary, originally from Buffalo, spent the last five years at Auburn and was the Associate Head Coach for the 2012 season. She helped lead the Tigers to a pair of NCAA Tournament berths as well as a SEC Tournament title in 2011. She was also named the 2012 South Atlantic Regional Assistant Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

    Before Auburn, she spent time at the University of Dayton as an assistant coach. There, she was responsible for numerous highly ranked recruiting classes with the Flyers and was joined on staff as an assistant coach by Sergio Gonzalez, who is now an assistant under her at Indiana.

    Also joining the staff as an assistant coach with the Hoosiers in Benji Walton, who worked with Berbary for a brief time at the University of Georgia while Berbary was finishing her playing career.

    And what a career it was for the Bulldogs, as she left the school having scored the third-most goals in program history and ranking third in career points. She helped lead the Bulldogs to a Sweet 16 appearance in 1998 and the Second Round in 2001.

    Friday's game at UW-Milwaukee will be the first meeting between the two schools in women's soccer.

    The Hoosiers hold a 1-0 lead in the all-time series against Loyola-Chiago, having defeated the Ramblers in 2008, 2-1, in Bloomington.

    In the 5-0 win against Georgia Southern, Indiana had five different players record goals. The last time that happened was a 5-0 win at Xavier on Sept. 7, 2012.

    While the Hoosiers return eight starters from last year's team, that still left room for new faces in the starting lineup this year. Two of those new faces - Jordan Woolums and Tori Keller - were in the starting lineup for both games on the opening weekend, making their first career starts.

    There were also a pair of freshmen that made their IU debuts, as Veronica Ellis and Marissa Borschke saw action in both games. Ellis is a true freshman from Naperville, Ill., while Borschke is a transfer from NJIT, where she played five games last year before a foot injury ended her season.

    A trio of Hoosiers were named to the Big Ten Conference Women's Soccer Preseason Players to Watch list last week - Lisa Nouanesengsy, Lara Ross and Rebecca Candler.

    The 2012 season saw the Hoosiers set a new record off the field thanks to the hard work of Academic Advisor Eileen O'Rourke. Every student-athlete on the team that was eligible for the award - 20 players - received Academic All-Big Ten honors following the season. Freshmen and first year players are not eligible for the award and student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA.

    Indiana welcomes back 23 letterwinners from the 2012 season, including eight starters. With a overall roster of 30 players, IU has just five newcomers to the squad and 11 players that are entering their fourth year in the program.

    The more notable returning players include Lisa Nouanesengsy, Rebecca Candler, Lara Ross and Abby Smith. Nouanesengsy, a senior, tied for the team lead last year with seven goals and added three assists for a total of 17 points, which was good for third on the team. She is also the only player in IUWS history to record three goals in a game, twice.

    Candler, a senior as well, set a new IU single-season record with 10 assist during the 2012 season. To go with her four goals, she tied for the team lead with 18 points.

    Another senior, Lara Ross, was a defensive stalwart last year. She played in all 19 games and helped then-freshman goalkeeper Sarah Stone earn a pair of Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors with her communication in the defensive backfield.

    Abby Smith, a junior, scored just four goals for the Hoosiers in 2012, but she made all of them count and each one went for a game-winner. Her nine points were good for fourth on the team.

    With 20 games on the regular season slate this year, including 11 home games, IUWS fans will have a number of different ways to watch the games if they are not able to make it out to Armstrong Stadium.

    Out of the 11 home games, at least 10 will feature a video stream on IUHoosiers.com or through BTN.com. The only game that is questionable at this time is the Sept. 21 game vs. Minnesota, but it could be added to the video stream schedule at a later date.

    Both IUHoosiers.com and BTN.com require fans to signup and pay a monthly fee in order to access the games. But the perk is that if you signup for one of them, you get access to both. So you will not get charged twice or have to pay two separate entities.




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